Capital Area Food Bank of Texas

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Our Impact in FY 2012-13

Kids Cafe served 222,761 nutritious meals to children at 24 sites.

Thank you, Kids Cafe sponsors:

Austin Empty Bowl Project
Crenshaw Athletic Club
For Every Child
Grande Communications-Grande Community Chest
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Long Foundation
Michael Sullivan
Milam County Community Foundation
NAMC Auxiliary
National Instruments
Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation
Paul & Jane Meyer Family Foundation
Rachael and Ben Vaughan Foundation
Scott and Sari Garfinkle
Silicon Laboratories
Texas Food Bank Network
Topfer Family Foundation
Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Inc.
Veritas Foundation
Vinson & Elkins, LLP

Many children in low-income families do not receive well-balanced evening meals because their caregivers work late hours or cannot afford nutritious food. Children require appropriate nutrition in order to develop properly and perform well in school.

Kids Cafe, an official program of Feeding America, serves as a direct partnership between the Capital Area Food Bank and existing after-school programs. There are more than 1,600 locally operated Kids Cafes across the nation. 

Kids Cafes are safe, nurturing places where neighborhood children can go after school and receive a hot dinner, as well as help with homework from caring individuals.
Kids Cafe sites are chosen based on the following criteria:

  • percentage of free or reduced subsidized lunch recipients in an area
  • proximity to high-need neighborhoods
  • availability of after-school enrichment programs

Siblings are also invited to Kids Cafes. And, by volunteering for the program, parents and guardians can dine with their children. This helps strengthen communities, as families and friends come together to share a meal.

Foundation and corporate financial contributions and grants support Kids Cafe. Additionally, Food Bank partners with local food manufacturers to provide "kid-appropriate" foods.

Visit a Kids Cafe

Name Address City Zip
Allen Woods SMHA 1201 Thorpe Ln. San Marcos 78666
Barrington Elementary 400 Cooper Dr. Austin 78753
Blackshear Elementary  1712 East 11th St. Austin 78702
C.M. Allen SMHA 820 Sturgeon St. San Marcos 78666
Cameron ISD 303 East 12th St. Cameron 76520
Campbell Elementary 2613 Rogers Avenue Austin 78722
Cedar Creek Elementary 5582 FM 535 Cedar Creek 78612
Dove Springs Recreation Center 5801 Ainez Dr. Austin 78744
Harris Elementary 1711 Wheless Ln. Austin 78723
Hillcrest Elementary 6910 E. William Cannon Dr. Austin 78744
Jordan Elementary 6711 Johnny Morris Rd. Austin 78724
Landford Elementary 2206 Blue Meadow Dr. Austin 78744
Linder Elementary 2800 Metcalfe Rd. Austin 78741
Lost Pines Elementary 151 Tiger Woods Dr. Bastrop 78602
Marlin ISD 130 Coleman St. Marlin 76661
Mission Waco 1525 West Ave. Waco 76707
Montopolis Recreation Center 1200 Montopolis Drive Austin 78741
Norman Elementary 4001 Tannehill Rd. Austin 78721
Oak Springs Elementary
3601 Webberville Rd. Austin 78702
Ortega Elementary 1135 Garland Avenue Austin 78721
Pecan Springs Elementary 3100 Rogge Lane Austin 78723
Pickle Elementary 1101 Wheatley Austin 78752
Rodriguez Elementary 4400 Franklin Park Dr. Austin 78744
Sims Elementary 1203 Springdale Rd. Austin 78721
Winn Elementary 3500 Susquehanna Ln. Austin 78723
Wooten Elementary 1406 Dale Austin 78757
Zavala Elementary 310 Robert T. Martinez Austin 78702

Become a Kids Cafe Site

CAFB seeks interested and qualified non-profit community-based organizations to host and conduct a Kids Cafe program. Contact Amy Madore at for more information.

Sponsor Kids Cafe 

Continuing and long-term financial support can help the Food Bank open additional Kids Cafes and to sustain the program. Funding is especially needed for staff and equipment. Volunteer tutors and food servers, as well as appropriate food donations, are also needed for each site.

If you are interested in sponsoring this or another Food Bank program, please fill out the form below.

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