Kids Cafe Program

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin's Kids Cafe ProgramSecond Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin operates a Kids Cafe Program in partnership with neighborhood-based organizations to meet the needs of low-income children. On average our program provides free meals and snacks to up to 1,200 children facing hunger each month through eight Dane County sites.

 

Tailored to individual neighborhood needs, Second Harvest Foodbank’s Kids Cafes also offer a safe place where children can participate in nutrition education and academic and recreational activities.

 

From July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013, Second Harvest Foodbank's Kids Cafes provided more than 130,000 meals, over 48,000 snacks and nearly 2,800 hours of nutrition education to children.

 

KIDS CAFE SITES

 

Kids Cafe ProgramBoys and Girls Club of Dane County - Allied Drive 
Allied Drive Kids Cafe opened in July 2006. From July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 they served 218 kids each month. During that same time period they served a total of 17,033 meals.
Kids Cafe ProgramBoys and Girls Club of Dane County - Taft Street
Taft Street Kids Cafe opened in March 2000. From July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 they served 245 kids each month. During that same time period they served a total of 17,936 meals.
 
Kids Cafe ProgramEast Madison Community Center
Launched in November 2009, from July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 this Kids Cafe site served 128 kids each month. During that same time period they served a total of 7,674 meals.
Kids Cafe ProgramGoodman Community Center
The Goodman Community Center Kids Cafe site was launched in June 2000. From July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 they served 306 kids each month. During that same time period they served a total of 59,155 meals.

Kids Cafe ProgramLussier Community Education Center
The newest of our Kids Cafe sites, the Lussier Community Education Center opened in June 2010. From July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 they served 83 kids each month. During that same time period they served a total of 7,800 meals.

Kids Cafe ProgramSalvation Army Darbo Drive Community Center
The program, which began in July 2004, served 82 kids each month from July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013. During that same time period they served a total of 8,544 meals.

Kids Cafe Program

Vera Court Neighborhood Center

Vera Court Kids Cafe started in June 2001. From July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 they served 76 kids each month. During that same time period they served a total of 8,289 meals.

 

Interested in having your child participate in a Kids Cafe Program? Participants are enrolled by the host site, so please contact the partner agency most convenient to you for more information.

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KIDS CAFE DONORS

Second Harvest Foodbank thanks our fiscal year 2014 donors… 

All-City Swim Meet

Madison Rotary Foundation

Nimick Forbesway Foundation

Wall Family Enterprise

 

If you would like to sponsor the Kids Cafe Program, contact Lisa Gundlach at 608-216-7212.