All summer, when his students in Northern Virginia are supposed to be enjoying time away from the classroom, Clint Mitchell worries about whether the children who rely on free lunches during the school year are getting enough to eat. Rodney Taylor, the school district’s director of food and nutrition services, aims to change that by moving the summer feeding program out of cafeterias and onto front lawns, hosting outdoor barbecues at 11 schools, four apartment complexes and a community center.
June 30, 2017
Distributed through Child Care Resources and the Chesterfield County Public Library, the Summer Food Service Program provides lunches four days a week in the summer at Chester, Ettrick-Matoaca, LaPrade and Meadowdale libraries. This year’s program began last week, and runs through Sept. 1.
June 29, 2017
The Louisa Public Library has partnered with the school division to feed local children Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer, one of the feeding sites available to students while school is out.
June 26, 2017
The City of Richmond wants to make sure no kid goes hungry during the summer. Mayor Levar Stoney and Virginia Frist Lady Dorothy McAuliffe kicked off the city’s summer meal program and partnership with No Kid Hungry Virginia.
June 20, 2017
The Chicago Bears cornerback teamed up once again with the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank to kick off the Foodbank’s Summer Food Service Program.
June 16, 2017
In Harrisonburg, 71% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, according to the HCPS School Nutrition Program. Andrea Early, the director of school nutrition with HCPS, said the program has been supplying meals to summer school locations for years, but this is the first time they'll be able to deliver lunches with their new Mobile Cafe.
June 14, 2017
At the final meeting of the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide, First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe announced the Virginia Food Access Network, an interactive tool to accelerate efforts, connect partners, and share resources to end childhood hunger in Virginia and strengthen the local food system.
June 09, 2017
“The parents told me the summer EBT rocked their world. It was incredible. It gave them the help they really needed.” – Principal Pam Davis, Highland View Elementary in Bristol, a Virginia 365 Project participant school
May 31, 2017
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is participating in the USDA's Summer Food Service Program, sponsoring 10 feeding sites beginning in June for children at risk of going hungry in the Lynchburg area. The Food Bank said it expects to provide food to more than 1,500 children across the 25-county service area through the program this summer.
May 31, 2017