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Kids Cafe Helps Fill Meal Gap During Summer Vacation



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

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

Carla O'Day
Carla O'Day
Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics. Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.




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