The Kids Cafe is an after-school feeding program for children ages 18 and under
Combining a nutritious meal with cultural and educational activities, this program has been in operation in eastern Michigan since 1996 when the Salvation Army – Beecher Corps first opened its doors to children in need.
Through a partnership with the GISD, we are serving Head Start students breakfast, lunch and snacks 4 days a week. Other after-school meals at served at schools, churches and community centers in 3 counties in our service area.
The program traces its origins to Savannah, Georgia in 1989, when two young brothers were discovered late one night in the kitchen of their housing project’s community center. In response to this glaring example of child hunger, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia started the first Kids Cafe. In 1993, Feeding America launched the national Kids Cafe program.
Donate to the Food Bank! Every dollar you donate can be leveraged to purchase about 14 dollars-worth of food children struggling with hunger.
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