The Cafe is Open at 25 Warren Street Albany 12202
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25 Warren Street, Albany, New York 12202
YOUR DONATION SUPPORTS CHILDREN!
TODAY. RIGHT NOW.
You can make a difference in the lives of children right in Albany County.
Since opening in November, the South End Children's Cafe has served over 14,600 meals!
As you know, we offer a healthy dinner in a community setting for children grades K - 12 and their families. Over the past two years, while we were guests at the Reigning Life Family Church, we served dinner to the children that attended our program, their family members and the teenagers who attended the Club Zoe program. Volunteers prepared 50 meals each night! Our recent move to 25 Warren Street, Albany, New York, 12202, is enabling us to serve more children and families. We reopened on December 4, 2017 and served 310 meals in just one week!
Our food is donated by people who conduct food drives for us, purchase food or donate gift cards to area grocery stores. With monetary donations, we are able to purchase our meat and produce for the week. We have a chef and several nutritionists who consult with us to prepare healthy, well balanced and delicious meals.
All of the children enrolled in the Cafe are involved, offering a sense of responsibility to and ownership in the South End Children's Cafe. Before dinner, the children love to help set the table and cook with the volunteers. During dinner, the children take turns serving the salads, main course and dessert, and refilling water and milk glasses.
No child should be concerned about what they are going to eat for dinner, or if they are going to get to eat dinner. A child should not experience health challenges because they are not getting enough nutritional food to eat. A child should not be struggling in school because they are hungry. And a parent should not have to tell their child or children they have no food to give them to eat.
Please join the South End Children’s Cafe in feeding children and families, nourishing the body and spirit and building community by the simple act of breaking bread. This is truly a community project, with children, youth, families, community members, restaurants and businesses coming together to impact hunger. Your contribution will be part of the beginning of something really special and we hope you know your donation says that you helped open the doors of the South End Children's Cafe.
Please join our community, help children and families and see your love in action. Thank you for your support and kindness.
The South End Children's Cafe is fiscally sponsored by Streams of Dreams.
Donations may be mailed to:
South End Children's Cafe PO Box 10581 Albany, New York 12201
or donate online below.
Thank you for your support!