Kids Cafes serve children at high risk of hunger by providing prepared meals in environments that are safe, accessible and convenient. Tarrant Area Food Bank establishes Kids Cafes in neighborhoods where at least 50% of children qualify for the national free and reduced-price school lunch program.
The nonprofit organizations hosting the cafes offer structured activities such as tutoring, mentoring, life skills and physical recreation after school.
During the 2014-2015 academic year, Tarrant Area Food Bank provided nutritionally balanced meals at after-school Kids Cafe feeding sites.
Funds for the meals were supplied through reimbursement to TAFB from the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) of the Texas Department of Agriculture or, in some instances, financial support from the community.
For more information about Kids Cafe,
contact Laura Wise at 817-332-9177, ext. 153 or by email.