Kids Meals & More Programs

Kids Meals and MoreChildren shouldn't have to worry about when they will have their next meal. Through several of our programs, children across our 34-county service area receive nutritious meals after school, on weekends, and during the summer.

Kids Meals & More is the umbrella for four main programs that not only offer children a meal, but so much more: Kids Cafe, Weekend Power Pack (formerly the Backpack Program), Kids Summer Meals (formerly the Summer Food Service Program), and School Pantries.

Our goal is to ensure that children have enough to eat so that they can grow into healthy and productive adults. To reach this goal we need help from the community! Organizations and businesses can underwrite all children's programs or a specific program within a branch's service area. For more information, contact our Senior Manager of Organizational Partnerships.

Learn more about these wonderful child nutrition programs:

Kids Cafe | Weekend Power Pack | Kids Summer Meals | School Pantries

Kids Cafe

Kids Cafe LogoThe Kids Cafe program is one of the nation’s largest charitable meal service programs providing free hot meals, nutrition education and academic support. This program represents an approach to ending childhood hunger through after-school programs; it is initiated by Feeding America, the leading national hunger relief organization, and operated locally by the Food Bank.

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Weekend Power Pack

Weekend Power Pack LogoThe Weekend Power Pack Program (formerly BackPack Program) provides discreet bags filled with weekend meals that fit inside of a child’s backpack. We provide healthy meals and snacks for children and their families to ensure children return to school on Mondays or after a long school break ready to learn. Volunteers receive the food from the Food Bank, load it into bags, and deliver it to the school or program for distribution each week.

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Kids Summer Meals

Kids Summer MealsThe Kids Summer Meals Program (formerly Summer Food Service Program) provides children who participate in the free and reduced meal program at school with nutritious meals during the summer when schools are closed. Through partnership with community organizations, the Food Bank is able to provide nutritious breakfast and lunch meals in addition to supporting various enrichment activities for children such as exercise and summer reading programs.

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School Pantries

School Pantry ProgramThe School Pantry program was launched in 2014 to provide families with a convenient on-campus food pantry to help meet their nutritional needs during the school year. The Food Bank provides a family food box with essentials each month to help families prepare healthy meals and stretch those household budgets further.

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Deepest Thanks To Our Partners

Kids Meals & More

Kids Cafe
Delta Airlines
Duke Energy
Grainger Foundation
Harris Teeter
SunTrust Foundation
TJX Foundation
William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust
Yardi Systems, Inc.
Biogen Foundation
CarolinaEast Foundation
Food Lion Feeds
Kids 'n' Community Foundation
Leath Foundation
Red Nose Day via Feeding America
Wells Fargo Foundation

Weekend Power Pack

School Pantries
Bailey Family Foundation
Bayer USA Foundation
Biogen Foundation
Cummins Foundation
Eshelman Foundation
Harris Teeter
John Deere Foundation
Mildred Sheffield Wells Charitable Trust
Moore County Community Foundation
United Way of the Cape Fear Region
Vertex Railcar
J.H. Walker Legacy Foundation 
Biogen Foundation
William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust