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Bus will bring books and food to kids in Radford this summer

Summer Food Service Program will also kick off next week

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RADFORD, Va. – Food scarcity is a problem for many local families, especially during the summer months when their children cannot rely on free or reduced breakfasts and lunches at school. To help alleviate this issue, Radford is kicking off its a summer food service program next week. 

There will be an event to celebrate the kickoff, where families can enjoy a free hot dog dinner on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Belle Heth Elementary School. There will be games and face painting, too. 

Here are the details for the summer food service program:
**All meals are served Monday through Thursday on these dates.**

- McHarg Elementary School NRVCS
June 10-July 24
Breakfast: 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon - 12:30 p.m. 

- Radford Public Library 
June 10-July 11
Lunch: Noon - 12:30 p.m. 

- Radford High School
June 10-13, June 17-20
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.  - noon 

- Dalton Intermediate School
June 24-27, July 1-24
Breakfast: 8:45 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - noon 

- Radford High School - Band camp
July 8-11, July 15-18, July 23-26, July 29-31
Breakfast: 8:45 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.
Lunch: 10:45 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. 

- Belle Heth Elementary 
June 10-July 24
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Lunch: Noon - 12:30 p.m. 

There will also be a Feed & Read bus coming through the following locations Monday through Thursday, from June 10-July 24:

- Fairfax Village
11 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

- Radford Rec Center 
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

- Bisset Park Shelter #1
Noon - 12:20 p.m. 

- Riverbend Apartments 
12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

- Willow Woods 
1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

- Rustic Village Mobile Home Park
1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. 

**The Feed & Read Bus will be closed July 4 and 5.**