Please wear a mask or face covering while collecting your bag of meals 

Information from the Virginia Department of Health regarding masks HERE

We will continue distributing free meals to the children of the New River Valley until further notice.

FRIDAY MEALS

Thanks to a partnership with the Millstone Kitchen we will be passing out freshly prepared meals on Fridays at the front of the YMCA Thrift Shop, from 4-6pm to the first 100 children. For September 4 meals will be provided by Jud Flynn and his catering company “On-Site Culinary”.  Visit their Facebook Page HERE

MONDAY MEALS

Starting on September 7, Labor Day, we will be distributing meals from Feeding South West Virginia on Mondays at Prices Fork Elementary School, 4:30pm-5:45pm through September. After that time will be 4:30pm-6:30pm . Each child will receive 5 days of meals, snacks etc and produce from Blacksburg Farmers Market.

PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR ADDITIONAL FOOD RESOURCES

The YMCA at Virginia Tech connects Virginia Tech students with our local community, builds relationships, promotes health and wellness, and combats serious issues affecting our community. We build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

As a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, some of our programs offer vital services to community members in need which is why it’s important for us to continue operating, especially in critical times like these.

Monday April 6th, 2020, the YMCA introduced “Meals on Main” in direct response to the COVID-19 crisis. The YMCA at Virginia Tech, in conjunction with Feeding Southwest Virginia and the USDA, will provide food seven days a week to ALL youth in the New River Valley. The meals and snacks will be shelf-stable, ready to eat items based upon the USDA’s nutrition guidelines.

Recently, the Y re-organized its food-access activities into the Meals On Main program; for the past several months, the Y has provided more than 15,000 meals to over 3,000 children.

The Meals on Main program is an extension of an ongoing service which the YMCA at Virginia Tech has been offering for the past few years. We have been active partners in the Prices Fork after school feeding initiative for 4 years. Nearly 3 years ago we created our Mobile/Pop-Up Feeding Program bringing food to children under 18 in a variety of under served areas within this community throughout the summer months.

Examples of meals provided

To participate in the program:

#1

Stop by the location

nearest to your home

on the assigned day and time

#2

Use hand sanitizer & wear mask

Youth must remain in vehicle

#3

Go to the Grab-and-Go tables 

to collect food

#4

Pick up one bag per child under 18

Bag includes meals, snacks, &  milk

 

Y volunteers and staff members will supervise the program from a short distance away, reducing the possibility of exposure and increasing the safety of everyone involved.  

Through our Meals on Main initiative, the YMCA at Virginia Tech hopes to help relieve some of the pressure faced by families due to the current pandemic. Please help us spread the word!

ADDITIONAL FOOD RESOURCES

Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry
706 Harding Ave Blacksburg, 24060
newrivercommunityaction.org/IFP
540-951-8134/ bburgifp@gmail.com.

The Giving Tree Food Pantry
2455 Peppers Ferry Rd
NW Christiansburg 24073
thegivingtreefoodpantry.org
Providing food Friday’s from 4:30-7pm via drive thru service. Please stay in your cars. A volunteer will be there to provide instructions.

Micah’s Backpack
Drive through every Monday, 3-6pm
St. Michael Lutheran Church
2308 Merrimac Rd
Blacksburg

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program
110 Roanoke St. Christiansburg, 24073
540-382-6186/ 381-1561
www.newrivercommunityaction.org
The office is closed, but still providing food assistance. Please call the office.

Montgomery County Public Schools
Meals delivered once each week using the following schedule:
Tuesday- Auburn & East Mont
Wednesday- Blacksburg
Thursday- Christiansburg
Students will receive 5 meals on their delivery day. Bus routes and drop off times remain the same.