Funding will support Perspectives' Kids Cafe program which works with children and their parents to improve children's access to nutritious food, increase healthy food consumption and behaviors, and support learning and development. For 22 years, Kids Cafe has worked with multiple community partners to build a nourishing community that utilizes nutritious food and meals as a connecting point to strengthen community, educate, celebrate, and comfort homeless and at-risk children.
Kids Cafe is a licensed commercial kitchen/dining classroom. The program operates five days a week and 12 months a year. Over the past two years, the program served over 30,000 healthy snacks/meals to 244 homeless and at-risk children and their families who participate in our programs. In 2020, they anticipate providing over 160 children daily nutritious meals and nutritional education.