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Kids Cafe Helps Fill Meal Gap During Summer Vacation

By Carla O'Day

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is scheduled to serve free meals to children at libraries, community parks, and housing complexes in area neighborhoods once school is out for summer.

Starting June 10, the Kids Cafe Summer Meals Program will be providing meals to youth ages 18 and younger regardless of income or eligibility status. Meals must be consumed onsite.

The program is designed to help fill the meal gap while children are out of school.

People can show up at almost 50 sites throughout the region for lunch, with 10 of those also offering breakfast. Food is available weekdays, although some sites provide weekend meals. No service is planned July 4.

Kids Cafe meals are supported in part by the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.

For more information or for a list of locations and hours, call 775-331-3663 or visit
https://fbnn.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Kids-Cafe-Summer-Meals-Community-Flier.pdf.

The Washoe County Library System is looking for volunteers to help distribute food to children this summer.  Those interested in assisting at the Duncan/Traner, North Valleys, Sierra View, Sparks, and Downtown Reno branches are asked to complete a library volunteer application, which are available online at
https://www.washoecountylibrary.us/about/support.php#section-2.

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