Meals for Children
One in three students in King William County receives free/reduced price lunches. However, when these students are on extended breaks from school, they may not have access to affordable, healthy meals.
To address this problem, Thrive Virginia has partnered with Crossroads Mission Center to deliver the King William Feeding Program to children who live or attend school in King William County. The program provides kid-friendly meals to children during all extended school breaks including Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring, and Summer. During these breaks, families receive meal bags which include breakfast, snack, drink, and lunch items for each child. Families have the option to pick up their meals from Crossroads Mission Center or have the meals delivered to their home by volunteers. Meals are distributed on the Saturday prior to each school break and on a weekly basis throughout Summer Break.
While the program is supported by several generous donors, including the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, Kroger Co. Foundation, Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation, and West Rock, the success of the program is also driven by the support of community members through donated food and volunteer service. If you are passionate about supporting children in King William County and would like to volunteer or donate, please visit Crossroads Mission Center’s website or call 804-769-2139.