Albany, NY 12202, United States

South End Children's Cafe


33 Rensselaer Street, Albany, New York   12202

Third Annual A Recipe for Success 

June 1, 2017

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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 40 meals a day.

As you know, we offer a healthy dinner in a community setting for children grades K - 12 and their families. We feed the children that attend the after school program, their family members who may join them and the teenagers who attend the Club Zoe program. We prepare 50 meals each night, and any leftover food may be taken home by anyone who wants to bring extra meals home. 

The 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. Fresh produce is also donated to us each week. We have a chef and several nutritionists who work 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.

It will cost approximately $10 to feed one child each day at the Cafe. This includes an after school snack, and dinner including milk, salad and dessert. We are reaching out to you to ask for your help in combating hunger and food insecurity and impacting children...our future...by donating to 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!