Held in conjunction with the Housing Authority’s “Living Large” and “I Can Read” tutorial programs, the Kid’s Café program provides a nutritionally adequate meal to children (primarily under the age of 17) who are at risk of hunger.
As a result of the Kid’s Café program the Niagara Falls Housing Authority has provided a nutritionally adequate meal to children at risk, educating children and their parents about nutrition while also educating the public about childhood hunger and available solutions. The Niagara Falls Housing Authority’s ultimate goal is to take at risk children from youth to adulthood realizing their full potential. Since the program’s inception in 1999, the Kid’s Café program has provided a hot balanced meal to nearly 1,000 children. The program is staffed by community volunteers, parents of children enrolled in the program, Niagara Falls Housing Authority staff and chefs from local food service chains. Funding for the Kid’s Café program is provided by the New York State Department of Health’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.