Hunger Ingenuity

Kids Cafe Expands to Meet Summer Need

As summer rapidly approaches, many families are signing up for camp, planning vacations, and figuring out how to balance the next three months. But for some families there is an additional struggle during the summer. In Washington State, 46% of students qualify for free or reduce price breakfasts and lunches. This means many families need to figure out how to replace those additional two meals every day during the summer.

Fortunately this is where Food Lifeline’s Kids Cafe program can help fill the gap. As a part of the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), Kids Cafe will provide free snacks and meals to local children at 11 sites across Snohomish, King, Island and Skagit Counties this summer. Throughout the summer, free meals, snacks and activities will be provided at the following locations:

Island County

Langley

Langley Park at 2nd and Anthes
Monday through Friday from June 16 through August 29
Closed July 4
Lunch: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
In partnership with Good Cheer Food Bank and Thrift Stores

Oak Harbor

Flintstone Park at SE Dock Street
Monday through Saturday from June 7 through September 3rd
Open July 4 and Labor Day
Lunch: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
In partnership with SPIN Café

King County

Eastside Terrace
704 147th Place NE
Breakfast: 8:15 to 8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Spiritwood Manor
1424 148th Ave SE
Breakfast: 8:15 to 8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon to12:30 p.m.

Hidden Village
14508 SE 24th Street
Lunch: Noon to 12:30 p.m.
Snack: 3:30 to 4 p.m.

The Club Teen Center
15228 Lake Hills Boulevard
Snack: 12:30 to 1 p.m.
Supper: 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.
In partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue

Skagit County

Boys and Girls Club
904 6th Street
June 19 through September 2
Closed July 4 and Labor Day
Lunch: 12:30 to 1 p.m.
Snack: 3 to 3:30 p.m.

Bayview Apartments
808 209th Street
July 7 through August 15
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to noon

1312 O Ave Apartments
July 7 through August 15
Lunch: 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

In addition, free learning activities will be available for Skagit County children throughout the summer at the following locations in Anacortes:

  • Mondays: 511 T AVE from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 1312 O Ave from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 809 29th Street from noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 903 22nd Street from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

In partnership with the Anacortes Summer Learning and Lunches Program, Anacortes Boys and Girls Club, Anacortes School District, and Salvation Army Anacortes

Snohomish County

Gold Bar:

Gold Bar Elementary School at 419 Lewis Avenue
Monday through Friday from June 16 through August 29
Closed July 4
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to noon
Free activities: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sultan:

Sultan Elementary School at 501 Date Street
Monday through Friday from June 16 through August 29
Closed July 4
Lunch: 12:30 to 1 p.m.
Free activities: 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

In partnership with Volunteers of America Western Washington Sky Valley Resource Center

 

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