Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore combats hunger in summer months

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Volunteer handing out food at food drive

Volunteer handing out food at food drive

NORFOLK, Va. – The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore is taking initiatives towards fighting child hunger throughout the summer.

Through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program, the Foodbank will provide meals, at no cost, to more than 900 children participating in summer programs and camps across Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore.

With more than 87,000 children in the FoodBank’s service area eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunch, the beginning of summer break means many children have little to no access to consistent nutritional food.  

“The summer months are particularly challenging for the Foodbank— needs increase and resources typically wane,” said Ruth Jones Nichols, CEO of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and The Eastern Shore.

“Our partnership with the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program is strategic and integral to our mission, as it enables us to extend our services to children facing hunger year round.”

Meals will be provided first come, first serve, and will be served at these locations:

Exmore

Exmore Boys & Girls Club @ Occohannock Elementary School,

6/20/2016 – 6/24/2016 & 8/8/2016 – 8/19/2016,

4208 Seaside Road, 757.678.5151, ext. 8141

Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Lunch 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Franklin

Franklin Boys & Girls Club @ SP Morton Elementary School

6/20/2016 – 8/26/2016,

300 Morton Street,  757.516.1014

Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Snack 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Norfolk

Diggs Town Boys & Girls Club,

6/27/2016 – 8/26/2016,

1401 Melon Street, 757.383.6928

Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Lunch 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Southside Boys & Girls Club,  701 Berkley Avenue Extension

6/27/2016 – 8/26/2016,

757.545.3289

Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Lunch 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Hampton Roads,

6/27/2016 – 9/2/2016,

1401 Ballentine Boulevard, 757.622.5762

Breakfast 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Lunch 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Wesley Memorial UMC, 6/27/2016 – 8/26/2016,

288 East Little Creek Road, 757.587.2996 

Lunch 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Snack 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Portsmouth

Ansell Gardens, 6/27/2016 – 8/26/2016, 301 Ansell Avenue, Apt. A, 757.673.7513

Afternoon Snack 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Cross Creek, 6/27/2016 – 8/26/2016, 2529 Bird Lane, Apt. B, 757.487.8898

Afternoon Snack 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Suffolk

Suffolk Boys & Girls Club @ JFK Middle School,

6/20/2016 – 8/12/2016,

2325 East Washington Street, 757.652.4017

Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Lunch 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Virginia Beach

Seatack Rec Center, 6/20/2016 – 8/26/2016,

141 S. Birdneck Road, 757.385.5920

Lunch 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Afternoon Snack 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Friendship Village,  6/20/2016 – 9/2/2016,

1252 Carver Avenue, 757.428.9325

Lunch 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Afternoon Snack 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

New St. John AME Church, 6/27/2016 – 8/4/2016,

(Monday – Thursday) 5501 Rock Creek Lane, 757.499.7936

Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Enoch Baptist Church, 6/27/2016 – 8/19/2016,

5641 Herbert Moore Road, 757.552.0910

Breakfast 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Lunch 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Find additional Summer Feeding Locations at:

Text ‘Food’ and your zip code to 877-877

Summer Meal Site Finder

http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks    

www.http://211virginia.org or Dial “211”

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