For many kids in our region, summer is a time when food is scarce because school meals aren’t available. And for those who can’t travel to a nearby location that provides free food over the summer, like a recreation center, there may be no close options to get help.
This is especially true in Prince William County, VA, where many resources to help kids over the summer aren’t within walking distance. In 2015, the Capital Area Food Bank launched an innovative mobile nutrition program to address this issue. A converted school bus delivers fresh, healthy lunches to approximately 300 children Monday through Friday during the summer months. The Mobile Meals Bus delivers to four locations in Manassas, Dumfries and Woodbridge.