Our children’s feeding programs include the At Risk Child & Adult Food Service Program (CACFP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and weekend Backpack programs to help students eat on weekends and during school vacations.
Each program ensures that children receive healthy, nutritious meals and/or snacks. CACFP feeds school age children while they also receive tutoring and enrichment programs after school. SFSP serves children at risk of hunger during the summer months, when they don’t have access to free and reduced price school meals. Fresh, healthy meals for both of these programs are prepared throughout the year from our Feeding Southwest Virginia Community Solutions Center in Roanoke and our Kids Kitchen in Abingdon. Both CACFP and SFSP also support fresh meal distributions from the Feeding Southwest Virginia Community Solutions Center through direct service programs like Café to Grow and Feed & Read.
Backpack programs help students eat on weekends and during school vacations. Backpacks are filled with nutritious, child friendly food and discreetly distributed to children to take home before weekends or school vacations.