|How Does a Kids Cafe Come to be?|
Kids Cafe is a partnership between a Food Bank and a non-profit that has established youth programs. The Food Bank provides the meal component to enhance existing activities. Rather than children getting crackers and powered drink mix as a snack—or no snack at all—Kids Cafe meals and snacks are provided as nutritious, filling alternatives.
The San Antonio Food Bank seeks new Kids Cafe locations based on a program’s viability, need in the community, and a reputation for safe, and reliable program operation.
Since funding is always a concern, the San Antonio Food Bank does not have as many Kids Cafes in operation as needed, but there is a steady effort to seek and secure partnerships to continue the push to guarantee that children seeking the safety and comfort of an after school program will have a warm Kids Cafe to look forward to after a long day of school.