Hope for Kids
Partnering with the schools of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Hope for Kid’s is a School Pantry program designed to provide boxes of nutritious food and snacks for children and their families alleviating the risk of child hunger and reducing the threat to their health, growth, and development.
The City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Virginia has 11,642 children in the school system. Of these children 7,974 are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program. These children belong to families that do not make enough income to supply the nutritious food they need. Often these children go home and the only nutritious meal they eat is in school, especially during the cold winter months when parents often have to decide between paying the bills and buying groceries.