Nearly 3 million meals provided by Roanoke City Public Schools’ food program

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke Parks and Recreation has kicked off its summer food service program, which provides meals to kids and teenagers up to 18-years-old on a first come, first serve basis.

Since the start of the pandemic, Roanoke City Public Schools says nearly three million meals have been served to children.

“This summer, we’re working together with Feeding America, Roanoke City Parks and Recreation, and ourselves to make sure there are plenty of opportunities for children in our community to have access to food,” said Ellen Craddock, Director of Food Service for Roanoke City Public Schools.

Roanoke Parks and Recreation says meals will continue to be available for pickup at the following sites from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday until Aug. 13:

  • Indian Rock Village (2034 Indian Village Lane)
  • Jamestown Place (1533 Pike Lane)
  • Bluestone Park (22617 Bluestone Avenue)
  • Hunt Manor (802 Hunt Avenue NW)

In addition, Roanoke City Public Schools says breakfast and lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday — with Friday’s pickup including breakfast and lunch for Saturday and Sunday — at the following locations:

  • Fallon Park
  • Round Hill
  • Patrick Henry
  • William Fleming

According to school officials, Roanoke Public Libraries will offer free curbside meal service for kids up to age 18 until Aug. 13 at these locations:

  • Monday through Friday from 2 to 3 p.m.:
    • Main Library (706 S. Jefferson Street)
    • Melrose Branch Library (2502 Melrose Avenue NW, Suite D)
    • Williamson Road Branch Library (3837 Williamson Road)
  • Monday through Friday from 4 to 5 p.m.:
    • Belmont Branch Library (1101 Morningside Street SE)
    • Gainsboro Branch Library (15 Patton Avenue NW)
    • Raleigh Court Branch Library (2112 Grandin Road SW)

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