Jun 07 2019

Giles County Schools Prepares to Start its 7th Year of Summer Feeding

Giles County Schools Prepares to Start its 7th Year of Summer Feeding

 

Giles County, VA- Giles County Public Schools is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program. FREE meals will be provided to all children through age 18 at the following locations:

  • Narrows High School (11:30am-1:00pm), Monday thru Friday, June 10-August 15 (closed week of July 1) (menu posted on SBO website) (adults can eat for $2.50 dine-in or $3.50 take-out).
  • Pearisburg Town Pool (1:00-3:00pm), 7 days a week, June 10-August 15 (meal kits with milk).
  • Pearisburg Town Library (Noon-2:00pm), Monday thru Friday, June 10-August 16 (closed July 4/5) (meal kits with milk).

 

June 10th will mark the official kickoff of the summer program and will feature grilled hamburgers of the Giles County Agricultural Land Lab raised local beef. Staff will be grilling and arts and crafts will be available through the GEEP (Giles Early Education Project) in the cafeteria at Narrows High School. Also included in the opening day activities, there will be dental screenings provided by the Community Health Center of the New River Valley, blood pressure checks by Carilion Giles Community Hospital, and heart healthy education sponsored by the American Heart Association.

 

Other organizations to be represented at the kickoff in NRV Cares, Community Health Behavioral, and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Cabella’s of Bristol has donated gifts for children present. And participants on this particular day will have hands-on fishing experience with a pool and donated poles and mentors to help them along! The organizers wish to thank all who were involved in the planning and implementation of the kickoff, Summer Food Service Program and supporting the efforts to feed children when school is not in session!

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For interviews or onsite visits, please contact Cora Gnegy, Tourism Marketing Director. We can arrange and assist with any media needs. For more information about planning your visit to Giles County or about activities and events, please visit www.gilescounty.org or contact us at tourism@gilescounty.org.

 

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Giles County, Virginia is located in Southwest Virginia approximately 40 minutes south of Roanoke and just west of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech. With easy access to the New River, world class dining and lodging properties, and historical attractions for the entire family, Giles offers adventure in Virginia’s Mountain Playground™. Come find your playground at our Visitors Center located at 203 N Main Street, Pearisburg, VA 24134 or find us online at gilescounty.org or by calling 540-921-2079.

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