2019 marks the celebration of 30 years of Kids Cafe, the third-largest childhood hunger initiative in the United States. But, did you know it all started in Coastal Georgia?
Kids Cafe originated back in 1989 when two boys were found searching for food in a local community center. The police officers that discovered the boys, eating by the light of the refrigerator, soon realized it was because they had no food at home. The Savannah Morning News published an article about the boys’ situation which prompted action by a group of concerned citizens. These citizens knew this was unacceptable in our country of plenty. As a grassroots program born out of necessity, local restaurants donated food that was picked up by volunteers and distributed to communities where low income children lived. Feeding America adopted the program and launched Kids Cafe as a national child feeding program in 1994. Read the full story in the fall newsletter.