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Hope Center in Roanoke serving more kids, asking for donations

The center's summer program serves breakfast, lunch and snacks to the kids.

ROANOKE, Va. – A Roanoke nonprofit is serving more kids than ever and is asking for your help. The Hope Center provides free clothes, child care and other essential services for those in need.

Just last year, the center began its summer day camp program that provides kids with activities and breakfast and lunch meals. The center runs primarily on donations. This year, director Grover Price says the summer program is serving about 35 to 40 kids a day, and the donations are getting slim.

"It's kind of hard to be able to feed them every day and like today, they're painting and that stuff is expensive. So to keep the activities going, we just need the community to chip in and help us keep the place going," said Price. 

If you're interested in learning more about The Hope Center or looking to donate, click here to visit the Roanoke Role Modelz Facebook page.