- Kids Cafe
Across the country, Kids Café programs provide free snacks and meals to low-income kids at many locations throughout the community during after-school hours to reach and feed more children facing hunger and food insecurity. Summer Feeding
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides nutritious meals to children during vacation periods that are similar to those offered under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (NSLP) during the school year. Meals are provided to children 18 years of age or under, and to individuals over 18 who have been Read More...determined by the State to be mentally or physically disabled and who participate in a public or nonprofit school program established for the disabled. Meals are served at open, restricted open, or closed enrolled sites in areas where poor economic conditions exist. Meals also may be served at migrant meal sites, National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) sites, and residential and nonresidential camps. According to Feeding America, 22 million children throughout the country receive free or reduced meals during the school year. During the summer months, only 3.76 million continue to have access to those meals. This is where SFSP steps in to help provide those missed meals. Through SFSP, the South Plains Food Bank is able to partner with local Boys & Girls Clubs and community centers to provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack throughout our service area.
All meals are prepared in the Kitchen of Hope and delivered daily to 16+ site locations across West Texas. In the summer of 2019, the South Plains Food Bank served 60,980 meals through our 24 SFSP sites.
Kids Cafe Feeding Program
CLICK HERE for detailed information on our Kids Cafe 2020-2021 site locations. Find our days of service, meal types, meal hours, and more!
Our At-Risk afterschool feeding program operates the entire school year.
Here are a few ways you can assist us:
Due to the increased need for snack bags across the South Plains, our Children’s Feeding Programs depend heavily on the kindness and talents of volunteers. We currently have a monthly volunteer day to build snack bags to be given out bi-weekly throughout the month to schools across West Texas. For more information on how to volunteer for these events, please contact [email protected].
Our Kids Café® and Summer Feeding efforts are 100% funded by generous donations from our community. Financial support from organizations and individuals alike is essential to continue the fight to help end child hunger across the South Plains.
For more information about our Children’s Feeding Programs call us at 806-763-3003