The mission of the South End Children's Cafe is to impact food insecurity, address food equality and food justice, enhance academic success and positively influence the physical and mental health of children living in and around the South End of Albany, New York by offering free, healthy dinner time meals along with homework help and other enrichment programs.
Volunteers are essential to the success of the South End Children's Cafe. The Capital Region and surrounding area is rich in resources when it comes to volunteers. At the Cafe, volunteers are needed for tutoring, mentoring, preparing meals, serving dinner and helping with workshops and special events. Volunteers impact the lives of children and their futures and influence the way we approach food insecurity and hunger.
We are about serving, nurturing and growing a community. Like cafes across the nation, the South End Children's Cafe is a place where community can gather and feed the body, spirit and the mind. To sign your child up to join us at the South End Children's Cafe, please contact Tracie at 518.275.8890.
Children enrolled in the South End Children's Cafe eat a healthy dinner, free of charge, served in a cafe setting. Dinners begins with a salad, followed by a healthy dinner prepared and served by a team of wonderful volunteers. The children talk, laugh and learn about healthy foods at the Cafe, and partnerships with local agencies and donations of food, time and talent make the delicious dinners at the South End Children's Cafe a success!
The Cafe is Reopening at 25 Warren Street
Read the Times Union article HERE!
25 Warren Street, Albany, New York 12202