Here’s Where Children in Hampton Roads Can Get Free Summer Meals

Photo: Portsmouth Catholic Regional School

During the school year, many children depend on their cafeteria to provide what may be their only meal of the day. So what happens during the summer when that meal is no longer available?

Because of local organizations such as The Boys & Girls Club, Cover 3 and local food banks partnering with the No Kid Hungry initiative, nutritious free meals are available for children 18 years and younger throughout the nation.

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To find a cooperating facility, check out the locations below:

Chesapeake
Cathedral of Faith Christian School | 2020 Portlock Road
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 31
Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Children’s Universe | 4535 Bainbridge Boulevard | (757) 962-2494
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 31
Breakfast: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
FSM Growing Station | 865 Oklahoma Drive | (757) 485-7656
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 22
Lunch: 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Snack: 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Greater Grace Church | 700 Oak Grove Road 
Open Monday-Thursday starting June 25 until August 2
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch:  12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Great Joy Mission of Deliverance | 1854 Atlantic Avenue 
Open Monday-Friday starting June 25 until August 3
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hampton
AGAPE Counseling | 3221 Commander Shepard Blvd | (757) 727-6348
Open Monday-Friday starting June 20 until August 24
Lunch: 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Snack: 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
North Hampton Library | 936 Big Bethel Road 
Open Tuesdays starting June 26 until July 24
Snack: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Little Zion Baptist | 1824 W. Queen St. |  (757) 727-6348
Open Monday-Friday starting August 13 until August 17 
Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

North Hampton Community Center | 1435 A Todds Lane | (757) 727-6348
Open Monday-Friday starting June 20 until August 24
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Snack: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Newport News

Aqueduct | 13244 Aqueduct Drive | (757) 223-7204
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 24
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30  p.m.
Snack: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Denbigh Chistian Fellowship | 14313 Old Courthouse Way
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 24
Breakfast: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Lunch: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

East End Academy |804 City Center Blvd | (757) 247-0039
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 31 
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Metropolitan YMCA | 7827 Warwick Blvd. 
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 31
Breakfast:  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a..m.

Snack: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Pinedale | 705 Adams Drive | (757) 223-7204
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 24
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30  p.m.
Snack: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tyler Avenue | 95 Tyler Avenue | (757) 223-7204
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 24
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Snack: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Norfolk

Broad Creek Community Center | 1343 Herbert Collins Way  |  (757) 628-8330
Open Monday-Friday starting June 25 until August 3
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Crispus Attucks Cultural Ctr | 1010 Church Street | (757) 748-2174
Open Monday- Friday starting June 25 until August 3
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.  – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Diggs Town B&G Club | 1401 Melon Street | (757) 383-6928
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 24
Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Escape of the Arts | 1420 Colonial Ave |  (757) 739-8537
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 27
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 
Lunch:  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Kroc Center | 1401 Ballentine Blvd. | (757) 622-5762
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 24 
Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Park Terrace Apartments | 1120 Park Avenue |  (757) 624-8613
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 10
Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Ready Academy Christian School | 418 East Bute Street | (757) 622-5650
Open Monday-Friday starting July 2 until August 17 
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Snack: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Southside Boys & Girls Club | 701 E. Berkley Avenue |  (757) 545-5963
Open Monday-Saturday starting June 18 until August 24 
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. 
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.

St. Paul Church of God in Christ | 1615 Isaac Street 
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 31
Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Portsmouth 
Ansell Garden Community Schedule | 301 Ansell Ave | (757) 673-7513
Open Monday- Friday starting June 25 until  August 23
Snack: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Cross Creek Community Center | 2529 Bird Lane | (757) 487-8898
Open Monday-Thursday starting June 25 until August 23
Snack: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Douglass Park Unit, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast VA | 34 Grand Street 
Open Tuesday-Friday starting June 19 until June 22
Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Effingham YMCA | 1013 Effingham St. | (757) 399-5511
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 24
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Lunch:  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

FSM Growing Station | 4900 High Street West | (757) 485-7656
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 22 
Snack:  3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m

Grove Church | 6006 Churchland Blvd.
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 31
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Snack: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

YMCA of Portsmouth | 4900 High Street West
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 24 
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Snack: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Suffolk

Apple Tree Learning Center | 601 West Washington Street 
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 31
Snack: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Camp Arrowhead YMCA | 275 Kenyon Road | (757) 923-3303
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 24 
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Snack: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

John F. Kennedy Middle | 2325 E Washington St 
Open Monday-Thursday starting June 25 until August 2
Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Snack:  10:00 a.m.  – 10:30 a.m.

Mac Benn Jr. Elementary | 1253 Nansemond Pkwy 
Open Monday-Thursday starting June 25 until July 26 
Breakfast: 9:05 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 10:40 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

The Salvation Army | 400 Bank Street
Open Tuesday & Friday starting June 26 until August 24
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Snack: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Suffolk YMCA | 2769 Godwin Blvd. | (757) 934-9622
Open Monday-Friday starting June 18 until August 31
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Virginia Beach 
Brookwood Elementary | 601 S Lynnhaven Rd | (757) 263-1101
Open Monday-Thursday starting July 9 until August 2
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 
Lunch:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
College Park Elementary |  1110 Bennington Rd 
Open Monday-Thursday starting June 25 until August 2
Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 

Green Run Elementary | 1200 Green Garden Circle |  (757) 263-1101
Open Tuesday-Thursday starting July 10 until August 2
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 
Lunch: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Green Run High School | 1700 Dahlia Dr |  (757) 263-1101
Open Monday- Thursday starting June 26 until August 13
Breakfast:  6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Rosemont Elementary | 1257 Rosemont Rd | (757) 648-3609
Open Monday-Thursday starting July 9 until August 2
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.  – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Holland Elementary | 3340 Holland Rd | (757) 263-1101
Open Tuesday-Thursday starting July 10 until August 2
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

More Than Conquerors Church | 1101 Eaglewood Drive | (757) 270-8001
Open Monday-Friday starting July 23 until July 27 
Snack: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Parkway Elementary | 4180 O’Hare Dr |  (757) 263-1101
Open Monday- Thursday starting July 9 until August 2
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.  – 8:30 a.m. 
Lunch:  10:00 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m. 

 

If you can’t find a location near enough to you, or are not in the Hampton Roads area, click here to view the full map.


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