Child Nutrition Programs
The Food Bank for Larimer County is working to serve children at risk for hunger through three main programs:
Kids Cafe: After School and Summer Meals and Snacks
Kids Cafe is a national program supported by Feeding America. The Food Bank for Larimer County provides food to eligible, school-aged children at sites throughout Larimer County. With a full-time chef and registered dietitian on staff, the focus of Kids Cafe is on nutrition. Meals are cooked from scratch and exceed USDA and National School Lunch nutrition standards.
Click here to see the listing of Summer 2014 sites.
Kids Link: Snacks for Schools in Larimer County
Funded by the Food Bank, the Kids Link program provides snacks to schools that serve children in need. The program partners with teachers, counselors and outreach workers to provide fruit and/or individually wrapped snacks to help a hungry child maintain focus throughout the day.
Backpack: Supplemental Food for Weekends
Launched by Feeding America in 1995, the Backpack program is administered through the Food Bank and provides children in need with a weekend food pack filled with nutritious, non-perishable items. Schools refer children in need to the program. Each bag consists of at least one main meal per day, breakfast items, peanut butter, milk and snacks to get the children through the weekend. Items are easy to open, heat and consume, even for a small child.
Backpack Partners: McKinney (PSD Schools) and Loveland Rotary (Thompson School District).
To learn more, please contact Bruce Wallace, Programs Director, at 970.682.9172.