Kids Cafe is an after-school program that offers tutoring, nutrition education, mentoring, and healthy meals to children at risk of hunger. Kids Cafes provides a safe and enriching environment for children 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.
Food Bank CENC provides food and nutrition program support to select Partner Agencies who host the Kids Cafes. Although the details and schedules vary by site, all locations are geared towards academic enrichment, mentoring, nutrition education, nutritious meals, physical activities and parental empowerment.