Demand for ‘Club on the Go’ and meal program is growing

At work in the kitchen from left are Jonathan Putt, Dominique Pugh, Tonya Redmond and John Piorko.

On March 31, the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck (BGCNN) began distributing meals and educational activity packets to its members, ages 6-18.

During the first week, 53 children were served at three separate locations in Lancaster and Northumberland counties. Beginning on April 7, that service was extended to any school-age child, quickly expanding to a total of 175 children receiving 830 meals—436 at the BGCNN Activity Center on Main Street in Kilmarnock, 195 at Queen Esther Baptist Church on River Road in Lancaster, and 199 at the Northumberland Public Library in Heathsville.

“We designed this program to compliment the schools’ efforts,” said director of operations Jonathan Putt. “While schools are providing…

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