“Mmmm this is the best cheese I’ve ever had!” “Look, there’s chicken, and ham, AND cheese AND bread!!” “Oh yeah, this gets a thumbs up!… no, a double thumbs up!!” These were just some of the reactions I overheard during a Kids Cafe Focus Group I had the opportunity to […]

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Our organization quickly embraced America’s Second Harvest’s (what is now Feeding America) Kids Cafe Program soon after it was conceived in 1993. Since then, over 60 different locations in four counties have benefited from this prepared meal program. Since 1993, over 2.2 million meals have been served. 33% of those […]

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USDA recently visited our main facility and were amazed at what they saw. Robin Bailey, Jr., Southeast Regional Administrator for the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service and I are pictured here identifying turkeys purchased by the USDA through The Emergency Food Assistance Program. Items like these are distributed to needy […]

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Last Thursday our Kids Cafes began the first phase of a significant nutritional transformation. Full five component meals will now be offered daily to at-risk children in afterschool centers located in low income areas. Prior to our approval on October 2nd, subsidies from the Child Care Food Program, overseen by […]

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As the end of the school year quickly approaches, Second Harvest Food Bank will seamlessly transition from its Kids Cafe afternoon program to The Summer Food Service Program. This USDA subsidized program makes it possible for us to provide free, nutritious, prepared meals to children ages 18 and under while […]

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The Summer Food Service Program gives us the opportunity to provide free, nutritious meals to children ages 18 and under while schools and their cafeterias are closed for the season. Community centers, summer camps, churches and other nonprofit organizations may participate in this program. Additionally, for-profit, low income residential complexes […]

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