Throughout the summer, FCPS Food and Nutrition Services will offer weekday, midday summer meals at 20 sites around the county. School locations will host BBQ with freshly grilled hamburgers and hot dogs; other sites will provide box lunches. The cost is $2 per adult and kids eat for FREE!
A Kickoff event will be held at Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School on June 28 at 11:00 AM. Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe will be part of the festivities which will also feature a cooking demonstration, nutrition education, gardening activities, a mini farmers market, bike rodeo, jump rope contest and numerous raffle opportunities. Real Food for Kids will be among the exhibitors, along with Fairfax County Park Authority, INOVA Healthy Plate Club, Arcadia and GMU Greenhouses and Gardens, to name a few. First Lady McAuliffe will also bring with her the latest Virginia LOVE Letters, unveiled in March at Weight of the State.
Real Food for Kids is excited to be a partner in this program, working with school PTAs and administration to encourage participation by school families. Summer Meals will begin the Monday after school lets out and finish the day before school resumes in August.
Details will soon be available through host sites and schools nearby. PTAs interested in learning more about how they can support this program with their school community should contact Mary Porter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sites include: Bailey's ES (Lower), Bren Mar Park ES, Dogwood ES, Hutchuson ES, Hybla Valley ES, London Towne ES, Mount Eagle ES, Mount Vernon Woods ES, Riverside ES, Herndon HS, Stuart HS, Graham Road Community Center, Avant Apartments, Richard Byrd Library, Springfield Gardens Apartments, Springfield Square Apartments, and Chelsea Square Apartments.