Meals at No Charge for All Children
Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank will be distributing meals at no charge to children 18 and under from June 8 - August 12, 2021. Through the Kids on the Go Summer Feeding Program, meals will be available to all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
“Our children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive during the summer—especially now, during the pandemic,” said LaToya Brown, Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank’s Agency & Programs Coordinator. “COVID can't stop our mission to create a hunger-free community, especially for our children. We are more committed than ever to make good, nutritious, delicious food accessible to any child in need."
With the Kids on the Go Summer Feeding Program, youth 18 and under can continue to eat healthy while school is out, at no cost. During the week, all participating sites will be providing food sufficient for 10 grab & go meals for children to enjoy. Children simply go to the feeding site to receive pre-packed breakfasts and lunches to enjoy at their convenience as the week progresses. Parents and guardians are allowed to pick up meals even when their children can’t be present.
Meals will be provided, on a first-come, first-served basis at the following times and locations:
- Caroline Family YMCA 17422 Library Blvd., Ruther Glen, VA 22546 June 8 - August 12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:30 pm, closed July 6
- Ladysmith Community Center 7278 Ladysmith Rd., Ruther Glen, VA 22546 June 8 - August 12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm, closed July 6
- Oxford Mt. Zion Baptist Church 25215 Zion Rd., Ruther Glen, VA 22546 June 8 - August 12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, closed July 6
- Eastland United Methodist Church 10718 Courthouse Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22407 June 8 - August 12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m - 1:00 pm, closed July 6
- Salem Church Library-CRRL 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22407 June 8 - August 12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, closed July 6
- Garrison Woods-Better Tomorrows 207 Garrison Woods Dr., Stafford, VA 22554 July 7 - August 12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
- Stafford Junction (limited to enrolled children) 791 Truslow Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22406 July 8 - 29 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
To find free summer meal sites for youth 18 and under in addition to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank’s supplied sites, families may call 2-1-1 or text the word “food” to 877-877. Awareness of other food distributions associated with the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank can be gained by visiting www.fredfood.org or downloading the FredFoodVA app to any smartphone.
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