CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The PB&J Fund is teaming up with Kroger stores to help hundreds of Charlottesville families eat well during the holiday season.

Volunteers gathered Saturday, December 8, at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia's on Cherry Avenue location to pack more than 700 bags of food. The food will be given to less fortunate children so they will be able to eat while school is out for winter break.

This effort is all part of Kroger's 2018 Holiday Giving Initiative.

“Providing food to our community is something that we take very seriously. So being able to help those in need is something that we feel very fortunate to be able to have this opportunity to come in and help our community," Kroger Manager Chuck Lawson.

The Holiday Food Drive is still underway at participating Kroger locations until December 15.