Whom We Serve

Throughout the school year, Kids Cafe meals leave the Community Kitchen bound for weekday after-school programs that serve children ages five to 17. The Community Kitchen staff and volunteer team prepare the nutritious and appealing meals, which are delivered to the sites (Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, schools, churches and others) and served family-style. During the summer, weekday breakfast and lunch meals originate in the Community Kitchen to feed children up to age 18 and people with disabilities. The Summer Food Service Program meals meet USDA nutritional guidelines and reach an average of 1,800 children at risk of hunger each weekday.

Year-round, daily meals are cooked, flash-chilled, and individually packaged at the Community Kitchen for more than 1,400 Meals on Wheels clients. These single-serving meals are customized for 17 different dietary restrictions, preferences, and requirements, without sacrificing the Community Kitchen’s commitment to quality and use of the freshest ingredients.

One of my students thanked me for the food after the tutoring session. He stated that sometimes he saves it so that he has food to eat later in the evening.

Kids Cafe program

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