Kids enjoy a free meal courtesy of The First Baptist Church Kids Café
A Charlottesville church is serving up free meals to needy children now that school is out. The First Baptist Church - located on West Main Street - kicked off its third annual Kids Café.
Volunteers for the Free Summer Lunch Program served about 10 kids in the social hall of the church. About 30 children will get free lunch each day through the program. Organizers say there is a need for the service.
"The need is very much there because not all the time does a family have food to be able to feed their children and sometimes when school was in, they would give them a type of bag that they would be able to go home with. So we're just the round-up at the end of the year for the summer to be able to feed them and give them activities just so they can at least be connected to someone," said Rosia Parker, lunch program leader.
The Kids Café runs until August 16. Children of all ages can show up between noon and 1 p.m. for a free meal.
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