Roanoke community kitchen gets new wheels to deliver meals to kids

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - One hometown organization is getting a new set of wheels to help them feed kids in Roanoke City.
The Community Solutions Center has a brand new truck they'll use to bring fresh, hot meals to local kids after school. President and CEO of Feeding America Southwest Virginia, Pamela Irvine, said that since the center opened they've been producing thousands of meals for kids.

She said the program has grown even more than they anticipated.

"In fact from May to August we provided over 19,000 fresh nutritious meals from our community kitchen here from the Community Solutions Center," Irvine said. "We began to realize very quickly we were going to need more vehicles to transport those meals to our children."

The van was donated by the Community Foundation of Southwest Virginia. Irvine said it will save them a lot of money that was once used to rent vans for deliver.