Children who attend Crockett Elementary, Kirby Junior High and Wichita Falls High School have yet one more good reason to participate in after-school programming provided by Communities In Schools (CIS).
Starting Monday, February 4, hot, nutritious Kids Cafe meals will be available through a newly formed partnership between Wichita Falls Area Food Bank, CIS and the three participating schools. Meals service runs Monday through Friday, from 4 to 5 p.m.
Between 75 and 100 children who attend regular CIS programming are expected to benefit, although Kids Cafe meals are free and available to any child, age 18 years or younger.
CIS Executive Director Xochitl Pruit stated, "Communities In Schools is very happy to be a part of this initiative to help better our community. As a result of this partnership, warm and nutritious meals will be provided to students in the after school program. It's all about our community empowering our students to achieve."
Kids Cafe is a program of Feeding America and the Food Bank started locally in 2005 to feed children who might otherwise go home after school and go to bed without an evening meal.
"Donations are crucial to the Food Bank outreach to 13,000 children in our North Texas communities who are struggling with hunger. We appreciate our program partners and donors who are helping us make headway in our mission to end child hunger," commented Food Bank Executive Director Mark McKethan.