Blue Ridge Area Food Bank working to make sure children eat in local summer programs
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- As the summer season approaches, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank will be participating in the USDA's Summer Food Service Program.
It's to make sure that children will still have food during the summer break from school.
BRAFB will be partnering with six organizations in its service area, one of which is Abundant Life Ministries in Charlottesville.
"A lot of times, when children go to school, that is the time they have breakfast and lunch is during school time," said Bruce Boling, the young men's program coordinator at Abundant Life Ministries. "So when school is over, it is almost like we know what to do now. So, with this program and with the community and ourselves, we can feed the children breakfast and lunch."
The program starts June 20 and will last through the end of July.