Join us for our first Garden Harvest Social in partnership with The Growing Project. At this family-friendly event, enjoy small bites from local Chefs, music by The Waido Experience, beer, wine, kombu…Read More
Kids Feeding Kids Summer Breakfast Program
We are happy to announce that our sixth annual Kids Feeding Kids Summer Breakfast Program will run from June 2nd to July 30th. Our 2021 program will take place each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 – 10:30 am. If you are interested in assisting our program by becoming a sponsor or providing in kind donations, please contact Josef at email@example.com.
We are putting together our safety plan and how 2021’s Program will look differently due to COVID-19 and recent health orders. We will post it and share once it is complete!
Studies show that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for children. Eating breakfast improves children’s educational performance, behavior and health. During the summer, food security becomes a greater challenge for many families as schools’ free and reduced cost breakfast and lunch programs disappear. In Fort Collins, only three schools serve free breakfast during the summer, and adults must pay for their meal.
FoCo Cafe’s Kids Feeding Kids Summer Breakfast Program provides families and children with healthy breakfast at no cost or in a pay-it-forward manner, where families who have the means to do so may donate to the program. Participants also engage in educational activities that encourage values of community, learning, diversity, sustainability, and overall wellbeing.
2020 Program Results
Served 13 families and 30 children in the community. 54% of families wanted to receive food assistance before the beginning of the program. 46% of families self-reported qualifying for free or reduced cost school lunch. Participants engaged in 20 hands-on activities. 567 meals served which includes in-program and take-home meals. 85% of families received food assistance during the program in the form of take-home meals. We estimate an actual 77% of participating families qualify for free/reduced cost school meals.