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Kids Feeding Kids Summer Breakfast Program
We are happy to announce that our seventh annual Kids Feeding Kids Summer Breakfast Program will run from May 31st – July 28th. Our 2022 program will take place each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 – 10:30 am. If you are interested in assisting our program by becoming a sponsor or providing in kind donations, please email@example.com.
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.
2021 Program Results
Served 75 families and 30 children in the community. 54% of families wanted to receive food assistance before the beginning of the program. 75% of families report as being food insecure. Participants engaged in 24 hands-on activities and 16 volunteer opportunities were created in our community. Although our reach was limited due to COVID-19, 395 meals served which includes in-program and take-home meals. Our survey’s show that about 65% of participating families qualify for free/reduced cost school meals.