A Note of Thanks

“Thank you for all the food!”

What you can’t see from this image is the thank you note written in pencil on the back. It reads:

“It was amazing, especially the chicken. Sometimes I am starving and can’t wait to get to the community center just to have some food.” – Damien

1 in 5 kids in Central Florida is at risk of going to bed hungry. But thanks to you, kids like Damien receive an after school meal and snack at one of 30 Kids Cafe locations across Central Florida.

As families in our community struggle with an affordable housing crisis, transportation barriers and unexpected expenses that can throw a paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle into a tailspin, Kids Cafe steps in to offer stability.

Kids Cafe is an after-school meal program that provides nutritionally-balanced meals on weekdays during the school year for elementary, middle and high school students. Meals are prepared by volunteers in Second Harvest’s production kitchen and transported daily to community centers, churches and parks and recreation sites in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties. In addition to after school meals, these sites are able to provide mentoring, homework help and enrichment activities in a safe place.

By providing reliable and consistent access to the food kids need to learn and thrive at Kids Cafe sites, you are helping ensure students return to school ready to learn the next day. Thank you.

To learn more about Kids Cafe and other childhood hunger relief programs, visit www.feedhopenow.org/kids.

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