Kids Cafe

Kids Cafe is a nationally recognized program that originated in Savannah in 1989. Kids Cafe was designed to provide children at-risk for hunger a nutritious evening meal along with tutoring, homework assistance and a safe haven. Participating children are served hot, balanced meals at an after-school program where they are safe and supervised during the afternoon hours.

Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia works in collaboration with various non-profits and faith-based organizations at the Kids Cafe sites to provide tutors, mentors, supervision and activities for the children.

The Kids Cafe program has proven to increase participants’ likelihood to stay in school until graduation. Additionally, children nourished with nutritious evening meals are strengthened and fortified to participate in both physical and academic activities. More than 4,200 children at-risk for hunger receive a hot, balanced evening meal after school each day at one of our Kids Cafe sites in Appling, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Liberty, Tattnall and Wayne counties.

In 2022, 750,892 nutritious meals were distributed to children at-risk for hunger.

If you would like more information or need assistance to include a Kids Cafe program in your organization, please contact Angie Johnson, Kids Cafe Director at ajohnson@helpendhunger.org or 912.721.1784.


Summer Feeding

When school is out for the summer, it can be especially challenging for children at-risk for hunger to have access to proper nutrition as their free and reduced-price school lunches are not available.

Our Summer Feeding program debuted in 2009 with only eight sites in Bulloch and Chatham counties. The program has consistently expanded to assist more children in need during the summer while school meals are unavailable. This year, children at-risk for hunger may visit one of our 75 Summer Feeding sites within Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Tattnall, and Wayne counties.

In 2022, 151,759‬ nutritious meals were provided during Summer Feeding.

If you would like more information on our Summer Feeding program or participating locations, please click here or contact Angie Johnson, Kids Cafe Director at ajohnson@helpendhunger.org or 912.721.1784.