Food For Kids Weekend
PO Box 674
Bedford, VA. 24523
Food for Kids Weekend
To address food insecurity and promote learning and self worth for area children by providing weekend meals for elementary students at Moneta, Montvale, Goodview and Huddleston schools as well as Staunton River Middle School, through the help of a caring, supportive community.
Overview of Services
Every week of the school year, volunteers pack a bag of groceries which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner items along with snacks for children who are food insecure. The bags are delivered to the schools each Thursday morning by additional volunteers, and are taken home by the children that same afternoon. Through a careful inventory and frugal purchase of food items, the cost per bag is less than $10. Recently, we added Staunton River Middle School, where we provide a small bag of items for the weekend that students may discreetly pick up as needed from the school counselor's office. In the 2022-2023 school year we are averaging about 480 children per week.
Our annual budget is approximately $120,000, funded entirely by grants and donations.