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 3,700 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.
This past year, 635,154 meals were served to children at-risk for hunger through our Kids Cafes.
If you would like more information or need assistance to include a Kids Cafe program in your organization, please contact Angie Johnson, Kids Cafe Manager at email@example.com or 912.236.6750, ext. 2019.
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 past year, more than 4,200 children at-risk for hunger visited one of our 62 Summer Feeding sites within Appling, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Liberty, and Wayne counties.
In 2019, 142,140 nutritious meals were provided during Summer Feeding.
If you would like more information on how to add a Summer Feeding program at your organization, please review the Summer Feeding Requirements Flyer SUMMER FEEDING 2019 flyer or contact Angie Johnson, Kids Cafe Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912.721.1784.
You can find the nearest Summer Feeding site simply by texting FoodGA to 877-877 or call 211