Many children in our service area who have access to school breakfast and/or lunch programs do not have access to a nutritious evening meal. To address this issue, we adopted the Kids Cafe program designed by Feeding America, the national network of regional food banks like Tarrant Area Food Bank.
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 70% 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 or on weekends. For each cafe we supply food and reimburse the host agency for each meal served.
With financial support from the community, Tarrant Area Food Bank operates 14 Kids Cafes that provide nutritionally balanced meals to 1,200 children in two counties.
For more information about Kids Cafe,
contact us at 817-332-9177, or email Food for Kids.
For a list of Kids Cafes, download the PDF (new window).