Summer Feed and Read

When lunch programs are unavailable once school is out, we’re right there with our summer food program. The Y believes that children deserve every opportunity possible to learn, grow, and thrive, and the meals we serve every summer help more children get the nutrition they need for good health.

When the school year ends, so do free meals for the millions of children who depend on them most. This summer, the Y is partnering with Walmart in an effort to feed more children through the Summer Food Service Program—the program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide free meals to children aged 18 and under while school is out of session. More than 300 Ys nationwide will provide seven million nutritious meals to 70,000 children over the summer months.

Healthy bodies create healthy communities, so we care about child nutrition.

June 12 - August 16

The YMCA of Roanoke Valley and the Roanoke City Public Libraries invite kids and teens under 18 to join us for FREE meals and brain-building fun! This program is completely FREE and open to all.

Main Library (Downtown): Monday - Thursday at 11:30 am

Jackson Park Library: Monday - Thursday at 12:30 pm

Raleigh Court Library: Monday - Thursday at 11:30 am

Washington Park Pool: Monday - Thursday at 1:00 pm

Vinton Library: Mondays & Wednesdays at 1:30 pm

Hollins Library: Mondays & Wednesdays at 1:30 pm

Melrose Library: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 12:30 pm