Kids Cafe is one of the nation's largest free meal service programs for low-income children.
Food Bank for the Heartland provides food for 14 Kids Cafe sites in Omaha, Bellevue, Carter Lake, Council Bluffs and South Sioux City. The Kids Cafes serve on average 827 children per day.
The goal of the Kids Cafe program is to provide an evening meal to children in our community in partnership with organizations that offer a safe haven after school. Food Bank for the Heartland works with the following locations to provide Kids Cafe:
Lydia House at the Open Door Mission
Christ Child Catholic Charities
Completely Kids - St. Marys
Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership (ENCAP)
Hope Center for Kids
Salvation Army North Corps
South Omaha YMCA
Boys & Girls Club - Council Bluffs
St. Luke Teen Center
Kids Count Lake Point
YES Outreach Center - Omaha
St. Paul United Methodist Church in South Sioux City
For information on starting a Kids Cafe, please contact Lori Heesch
, Child Hunger Program Specialist, 402.905.4829.