A child, wearing a blue and yellow jersey and red shoes, is in motion, about to step off a wooden bench onto a sandy surface.

Kids Cafe

A group of smiling children.

Kids Cafe

For more than two decades, Dare to Care has provided hot, nutritious meals to children through Kids Cafes held at partner sites such as YMCAs and Boys and Girls Clubs.

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Children who participate are not only comforted and nourished by the meal, but they are also connected to local after-school programs where they receive academic, social, and emotional support. Staff and volunteers who work with participants report positive changes. These changes range from a stronger sense of responsibility and positive attitude, to improved behavior and increased participation in additional support services. During the summer months, we provide meals to many Kids Cafes who offer breakfast and lunch for children. Visit the Summer Meals for Kids page for details.