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Hot Meals & Homework


After School Program

Make a Meal. Feed a Mind.

Statistics show that children who do not receive regular, well-balanced nutritious meals do not perform as well on certain academic tests and are more likely to repeat a grade in school.  Join ForKids’ Hot Meals & Homework program and help raise awareness – and a few grades in the process.

Program Description

How Meals & Homework is ForKids’ after school tutoring program that provides one-on-one tutoring and mentoring, as well as assistance with cultural and arts enrichment activities (such as art, dance, creative writing and sports program) to the children in our Aftercare and In-Home program.  Hot Meals & Homework is a voluntary program and the children who participate are invested in their lives and their families.  Every night, an area restaurant provides a hot meal for each child participating in Hot Meals & Homework.

One in 37 children in Virginia do not know where they will get their next meal.

(National Center on Family Homelessness, 2009)

How to Help


We love our volunteers!  Click the button below to read more about volunteer opportunities during our after school program.

Become a Meal Donor

We are always in need of meal donors at our Hot Meals & Homework sites located at our main offices in Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Suffolk.  From restaurants to churches to alumni organizations to individuals in the community.  Anyone and everyone can donate a hot home-cooked or purchased meal to our children.  For more information or to become a donor, please contact Katie McCarthy at or 757-622-6400 x174.


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