The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is extending times for its Kids Café Dinner Program for the current school year to encourage more participation.
Kids Café is a free meal program for children ages 1-18 years.
During the school year, a free dinner is available at 25 locations throughout Washoe County (most are in public schools.) Meals must be eaten on site.
Serving times for the 2012-2013 school year have been extended to an hour in hopes that more siblings and children outside the afterschool program will take advantage of the free afternoon meal.
Kids Café meals are supported by the USDA and Child and Adult Care Food Programs and are available to all children without regard to race, color, national origin, age or disability.
Most sites serve dinner Monday through Friday with some variations to the schedule. Times vary by site.
The Food Bank says over 50% of the children served are eligible for free or reduced school lunches. Children do not need to be enrolled at the school or be a part of the particular after school program to eat in the Kids Café dinner programs.
Written by Kellene Stockwell