Roanoke Parks and Rec kicks off summer feeding programs

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ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke Parks and Recreation is participating in the USDA summer feeding program this summer to help kids across the Roanoke area stay fed during the summer months.

“We have a small number of people who actually take advantage of the program,” said Sarah Gill, summer food coordinator at Roanoke Parks and Rec.

“I can tell you most of Roanoke City Public Schools are at 100 percent free and reduced so we do know there is a large need.”

Gill says only 15 percent of children take advantage of the program, and the gap is due to parents unaware of the service available.

Meals will be provided Monday-Friday at the following locations:

Villages at Lincoln                  June 17-August 9, 2019, 12:00-12:30 pm

(1901 Dunbar St.)

Indian Rock Village                 June 17-August 9, 2019 12:00-12:30 pm

(2034 Indian Village Lane)

Jamestown Place                    June 17-August 9, 2019, 12:00-12:30 pm

(1533 Pike Lane)

Bluestone Park                        June 17-August 9, 2019. 12:00-12:30 pm

(2617 Bluestone Ave.)

Landsdowne Park                   June 17-August 9, 2019, 12:00-12:30 pm

(2624 Salem Turnpike)

Dominion Day Services          June 17-August 8, 2019, 8:00-9:30 am, 12:15-(3333 Williamson Rd., NW)           1:30 pm (serving on Monday-Thursday

only)

Dominion Day Services          June 17-August 8, 2019, 9:00-10:00 am, 12:15-

(3023-B Peters Creek Rd)                 1:30 pm (serving on Monday-Thursday only)

Intercept                                 June 17-August 9, 2019, 8:15-9:15 am,

(1525 Salem Ave., SW.)                               12:30-1:30  pm

Apple Ridge                            June 17-August 2, 2019, 9:00-10:00 am, 12:00-

(Rt. 796, Copper Hill Rd)                  1:30 pm

Blue Ridge Behaviorial            June 17-July 26, 2019, 9:00-9:30 am, 11:15-

Healthcare (3517 Brandon Ave.)  11:45 am

Eureka Recreation Center      June 17-August 9, 2019, 8:00-8:30 am,12:00-

(1529 Carroll Ave.)                            12:30 pm

Preston Park Recreation         June 17-August 9, 2019, 8:00-8:30 am, 12:00-

Center (3137 Preston Ave.)              12:30 pm

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