The very first child nutrition program we opened to serve local kids in need was an after-school program on Avent Ferry Road in Raleigh.

Our after-school program for kids called Kids Cafe began in 1999 with 5 Kids Cafe sites thanks to founding partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The program now supports 30 Kids Cafe sites in 25 counties, serving about 1,500 children. We have several volunteers and staff members who still remember that meaningful day, serving as reminders for how much we’ve grown as an organization and how many more children we’ve been able to feed in the last 16 years.



Kids enjoy their after-school supper at our first Kids Cafe in Raleigh on Avent Ferry Road.