As part of USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Food Lifeline’s Kids Cafe program will expand by providing free snacks and meals to local children in King County Organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue. Meals and snacks will be made available at no charge to children 18 years of age and younger attending summer programs at “The Club” Teen Center.
Kids Cafe seeks to fill a significant gap in service to children from high-need communities by giving them consistent access to nutritious food. Nearly 1 in 4 children in Western Washington are at risk of going hungry and the consequences of hunger and malnutrition to children are serious and can include diminished performance in school as well as cause delays in physical and cognitive development. “The Club” teen center serves over 4,000 teens annually through drop-in and targeting programming such a teen-run late-night concert series, the BE GREAT: Graduate mentoring program, weekly Teen Feed dinners, and the Keystone service club. With the help of the Kids Café Program, The Club is able to provide healthy snacks and meals to all of the teens who attend programs.
Food Lifeline’s Kids Café operates in accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy. Food Lifeline and its program partners do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. If you believe you have been treated unfairly, you may file a complaint of discrimination by writing, USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This program is supported by USDA, Regence, and ConAgra Foods Foundation Hunger-Free Summer Program, and in Partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue.
About Food Lifeline
Food Lifeline feeds hungry people. We stock the shelves and fill the tables of 276 food banks, meal programs and shelters throughout Western Washington. The 35 million pounds of nutritious food we secure from restaurants, grocery stores, farmers and manufacturers feeds 745,000 of our hungry neighbors every year. Find out how you can be a part of ending hunger in Western Washington at www.FoodLifeline.org.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue was established in 1952. Currently the organization has 12 sites throughout the City of Bellevue and serves children 2 ½ – 18 years of age. Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The 11 Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue Club sites provide over 11,000 youth with over 1,000,000 hours of after school, summer, athletics, and teen programming focused on fostering academic success, supporting healthy lifestyles, and encouraging good character and citizenship. For more information call (425) 454-6162 or www.bgcbellevue.org.