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. 

Hours & Enrollment

During the school year, the South End Children's Cafe is open after school with homework help, academic enrichment and arts and crafts for children in grades k - 4. At 5:00, the children sit together and share a dinner, prepared for by our chef and volunteers. Family members are invited to join the children for dinner. Dismissal is at 5:30pm. If you are interested in enrolling your child in the program, please call 518.275.8890. 

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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!  

South End Children's Cafe


25 Warren Street, Albany, New York 12202 


Albany, NY 12202, United States

​​​NEWS: ​The South End Children's Café is providing to go meals to children and families. If you would like to donate to this effort, please visit our donate page or contact the Children's Cafe at 518.275/8890 for more information.

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