Feeding the Minds and Bodies of Our Future... Children
If you are interested in opening a Kids Cafe site, please download and complete the Kids Cafe Application (available in Microsoft Word format) and mail to:
KIDS CAFE APPLICATION
After review of your completed application, you will be contacted by a member of our staff.
Click here to download the Kids Cafe Site Childcare Licensure Exemption Form (available in Microsoft Word format). This application must be filled out, submitted, and approved by the state of Georgia’s Bright From The Start Office (Atlanta) if you are a 501 (c)(3) organization applying to become a site.
Click here to download the Application Guidelines for Childcare Licensure Exemption (available in Microsoft Word format).
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The problem of childhood hunger is not simply a moral issue. Scientific evidence suggests that children who are hungry are less likely to become productive citizens. There is significant medical data available that provides compelling evidence that hungry children- even those who experience only mild malnutrition during the critical stages of their development- may suffer negative, life-altering consequences. Children who are denied an adequate diet may suffer abnormal brain, cognitive, and psychological development which, if not corrected, can be irreparable. Hungry children have a harder time comprehending in school, they have shorter attention spans, and suffer more absences due to illness. A child who is unequipped to learn because of hunger and poverty is more likely to be poor as an adult. The following is a statistical snapshot of childhood hunger in the United States:
Active Kids Cafe Sites: Boys & Girls Club Valdosta, Rope of Hope, Ora Lee West, Hudson Docket, Quitman Elementary, North Brooks Elementary, Boys & Girls Club Thomasville, Douglas Alumni Association, Southside Recreation Center, Thomasville Community Resource Center, Boys & Girls Club Camilla/Mitchell County, Boys & Girls Club Camilla/Pelham Unit, Boys & Girls Club Camilla/Jester Unit, Boys & Girls Club Camilla/Teen Center, Boys & Girls Club Berrien County/Hwy 125, Boys & Girls
Club Berrien County/Dogwood, Boys & Girls Club/Adel Unit.
Wolkwitz, Kari. United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Analysis, Nutrition and Evaluation. Characteristics of Food Stamp Households: Fiscal Year 2006, September 2007.
i.Rhoda Cohen, M. Kim, and J. Ohls. Hunger In America 2006. America's Second Harvest-The Nation’s Food Bank Network. February 2006.
United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. National School Lunch Program: Participation and Lunches Served.