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Kids Cafe dinner program in session for the school year
by Tribune Staff
Oct 04, 2010 | 470 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print

RENO — Kids Cafe is a free meal program for children 1 to 18 years old. During the school year, a free dinner is available at 29 locations throughout Washoe County most of which are in public schools. Kids Cafe meals are supported by USDA and Child and Adult Care Food Programs and are available to all children. The program provides free nutritious meals and the meals must be eaten on site. 

A full listing of sites and meal times can be found at Most sites serve dinner Monday through Friday with some variations to this schedule. Times vary by site.

More than 50 percent of the children in the neighborhoods served are eligible for free or reduced school lunches. Children do not need to be enrolled at the school or be a part of the particular after school program to eat in the Kids Cafe dinner program.

Kids Cafe offers children an opportunity to receive nutritious meals so that they are ready to learn and thrive in school and in life. More than one-third of children who live in Washoe County do not have enough food to eat.  Hungry children have more difficulty learning and concentrating in school and miss more days because of illness.

In accordance with federal law and USDA policy, the sponsoring institutions are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 
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