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B&G clubs in Gloucester, Mathews part of free lunch program

Twelve club sites of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula, including the Gloucester and Mathews sites, are participating in the 2017 Summer Food Service Program. 

The USDA program ensures that youth receive free meals during the summer months when they no longer have access to free and reduced-cost lunch at school, a release said. The program is open to all children and membership at the Boys and Girls Clubs is not required to receive the meals. 

“Our mission is to serve all children, especially those who need us most, so we felt it was our responsibility to give access to any hungry child, not just our club members,” said BGCVP president and CEO Hal Smith.

The 2017 Summer Food Service Program will take place through Aug. 25 and meals will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

At both the Gloucester and Mathews clubs, lunch is offered from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and a snack is provided from 3 to 3:30 Monday through Friday.  ...

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