Kids Cafe is an after-school program that offers tutoring, nutrition education, mentoring, and nutritious meals to children at risk of hunger. Kids Cafe provides a safe and positive environment for children ages 15 and under to gather after school.
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina’s Kids Cafe program began in 1999 with 5 Kids Cafe sites. The program currently supports 26 Kids Cafe programs at 32 sites in 25 counties serving approximately 1,692 children.
Each Kids Cafe site is operated in partnership with a respected community agency in order to provide the attention and accountability needed to ensure quality programs for children. Although the details and schedules vary by site, all sites are geared towards academic enrichment, mentoring, nutrition education, nutritious meals, physical activities and parental empowerment.
Learn more about the Food Bank Kids Cafe Program:
As cross sectional survey of Kids Cafe personnel, parents, and participants is conducted annually by Jocelyn D. Taliaferro, MSW, PhD. The summary includes the program descriptions and goals, capacity, activities, parental & child responses, and outcomes. Read the 2010 Kids Cafe Annual Evaluation & Executive Survey »
Kids Cafe is a wonderful outlet for people interested in helping children. Volunteers play a crucial role in helping to give each child the attention he or she deserves. A consistent commitment is preferred in order to best provide meaningful relationships for the children.
The following opportunities may be available in your area:
Contact our Outreach, Evaluations & Program Manager for more information.
Kids Cafe programs are located at 26 sites throughout our 34 county service territory. For additional location and contact information, view the Kids Cafe Site Location Flyer.