Many children experiencing hunger leave school at the end of the day and return to a housing environment where there is limited access to food and many also lack appropriate space to do homework or play. To fill that need, Feeding America launched the national Kids’ Café program, and Long Island Cares opened its first one on Long Island in 2000.
Our Kids’ Cafe programs provide:
- Free nutritious meals and snacks to these children.
- A safe, clean and supervised environment in which children can do their homework and participate in other educational, recreational and social activities.
- Nutrition education throughout the year.
- KidsStock Newsletter, a newsletter with age appropriate nutritional information, including submissions from the Kids Cafe participants.
Operated in partnership with community organizations that already congregate during the after-school hours – such as the Boys and Girls Clubs – our programs seek to improve the quality of these children’s lives by ensuring some basic nutrition, helping them learn about healthy and nutritious eating and providing support in a safe, friendly and convenient environment.
For more information about our Kids Cafe Afterschool programs, please call Kerry at 631-582-3663 ext. 132 or email [email protected].