WDBJ7 Intern Reporter
5:08 PM EDT, June 15, 2012
Roanoke City Parks and Recreation is teaming up with the USDA to offer area kids free meals this summer. From June 18th until August 10th, meals will be provided to children across the Roanoke Valley who might not have the opportunity to have a nutritious meal.
To become eligible for the program, children must meet guidelines for reduced price meals by the National School Lunch Program. The coordinator of the program tells WDBJ7 the program is a great way for kids to stay healthy during the summer months.
"We have children in the Roanoke Valley who are eligible for free and reduced meals and in that program they are eligible for this program, whic:h means they can come to any of our open sites and partake in a nutritious meal. So it's a very vaulable tool for our community as a whole,” said Sarah Gill-Anthony, Summer Food Service Coordinator.
The staff plans to feed around four-hundred meals a day across seven sites in the Roanoke area.
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