Summer Food Program for Kids | Capital Area Food Bank
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Summer can mean food insecurity for lots of kids in our region. When school lunch programs end for the year, the Mobile Food Program brings meals on the road to help reach children in need.

Bringing food to kids where they live

When school ends for the year, so do reliable meals for many children in our community. And while recreation centers, churches, and other locations might provide free meals over the summer, kids without a way to get there are left hungry.

Launched in 2015, the Mobile Food Program exists to solve that problem by bringing good, healthy meals directly to the neighborhoods of kids that need them. Our converted school bus delivers fresh lunches to approximately 700 children each week during the summer months in Fairfax County, Virginia.

More solutions to child hunger

Kids Summer Meals Program

Ensures children and teens have access to healthy meals during the summer when free or reduced-price school lunch programs aren’t available.

Kids After School Meals Program

Provides free, healthy meals to children and teens who don’t have dinner at home.

Provide hunger relief for kids

In addition to providing children with summer meals, we provide food to numerous other programs and over 450 food partners working across the region. To continue making a difference, we need the support of our community. Just one unrestricted dollar provides 2.5 meals.