© 2022 West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Telling West Virginia's Story
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
WVPB News

Summer Food Program for Students Seeks Help

School Lunch Line
Slick-o-bot
/
Wikimedia Commons

The state Department of Education is looking for organizations to help feed children and provide supervised activities during the summer.

The department says in a news release that nonprofit groups and county boards of education can participate in the federal Summer Food Service Program.

The department says that while 178,000 children in West Virginia depend on free and reduced-price meals at school, only about 10,000 receive the free meals provided by the federal program.

West Virginia Office of Child Nutrition Executive Director Rick Goff says 485 sites provided summer meals to kids last year.

This year's sites will be announced in May. Organizations interested in participating can contact the Office of Child Nutrition at (304) 558-2709.


WVPB is local news, education, music, and entertainment for West Virginia.
Your donation today will help keep us strong and vital.