Nourishment Network operating 50 Kids Cafe sites during 2010-11 school year

News Date: 
September 13, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Nourishment Network North Florida Kids Cafe Program will operate 50 sites during the 2010-11 school year as part of the Afterschool Snack Program, a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program provided through the Florida Department of Health. The Kids Cafe sites offer low-income children in their neighborhoods a safe place to find nourishment, have positive role-models and participate in educational and social development activities. The program is designed to provide nutritious snacks to children at no separate charge.

The programs serving children in 2010-11 are:

Boys & Girls Club - Lee  313 E. 10th St, Jacksonville, FL  32206
Boys & Girls Club - NFL Yet 555 W. 25th Street, Jacksonville, FL  32206
Boys & Girls Club - Victory Pointe  6750 Ramona Blvd, Jacksonville, FL  32205
Boys & Girls Club - Woodland Acres 191 Pecan Street, Jacksonville, FL  32211
Community Connections - A.L. Lewis Center 3655 Ribault Scenic Dr, Jacksonville, FL  32208
Community Connections - Courtney Manor 5620 Collins Road, Jacksonville, FL  32244
Community Connections - Davis Center  325 E. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL  32202
Community Connections - Kendall Court 10535 Lem Turner Road, Jacksonville, FL  32218
Community Connections - Leigh Meadows 4320 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,, FL  32257
Community Connections - Lindsey Terrace 6455 Argyle Forrest Blvd, Jacksonville, FL  32244
Community Connections - Normandy 1751 Lindsey Road, Jacksonille, FL  32221
Community Connections - Sable Palms 2150 Emerson Street, Jacksonville, FL  32207
Girls Inc - Arlington 1420 Rogero Road, Jacksonville, FL  32211
Girls Inc - Spring Park 3702 Stanley Street, Jacksonville, FL  32207
Police Athletic League - 33rd Street 2165 W. 33rd Street, Jacksonville, FL  32209
Police Athletic League - Eastside 1050 E. Franklin St, Jacksonville, FL  32206
Police Athletic League - Mallison 441 Day Avenue, Jacksonville,FL  32256
Balis Community Center 1513 LaSalle St, Jacksonville, FL  32207
Beverly Hills Community Center 4511 Portsmouth Dr, Jacksonville, FL  32208
Blue Cypress Community Center
4012 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL  32277
Carvill Community Center 1302 Carvill Ave, Jacksonville, FL  32209
Charles Clark Community Center
8793 Sibbald Road, Jacksonville, FL  32208
Clanzel Brown Community Center
4415 Moncrief Road, Jacksonville, FL  32209
Cuba Hunter Community Center
4380 Bedford Road, Jacksonville, FL  32207
Dinsmore Community Center
7126 Civic Club Dr, Jacksonville, FL  32219
Edith Brown Ford Community Center
2839 West Beaver St, Jacksonville, FL  32254
Henry T. Jones Community Center
3856 Grant Road, Jacksonville, FL  32207
Johnnie Walker Community Center
2500 Division Street, Jacksonville, FL  32209
Julian Barrs Community Center
10151 Crystal Springs Rd, Jacksonville, FL  32221
Mary Lena Gibbs Community Center
6974 Wilson Blvd, Jacksonville, FL  32210
McGirts Creek Community Center
8435 118th Street, Jacksonville, FL  32244
Mitchell Center Community Center
1010 Acorn Street, Jacksonville, FL  32209
Oceanway Community Center 
12215 Sago Avenue W, Jacksonville, FL  32218
Windy Hill Community Center
10540 Anders Blvd, Jacksonville, FL  32246
Starke-Church of God (M-TH) 721 Old Lawtey Road, Starke, FL  32091
Starke - City Recreation 801 E. Thomas Street, Starke, FL  32091
The Bridge - Northeast Florida 320 W. 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL  32209
The Bridge - Weaver Zone 1824 N. Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL  32209
Chosen Vessel 4543-3 Shirley Avenue, Jacksonville, FL  32210
Holy Rosary 4920 Brentwood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32206
Hope Chapel Ministries 9850 Wagner Road, Jacksonville, FL  32219
MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation 1096 West 6th St, Jacksonville, FL  32209
New Life In Christ 6225 Norwood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL  32208
Reed Campus (M-TH) 1934 Lentie Road, Jacksonville, FL  32209
River of Life 4537 Emerson Road, Jacksovnille, FL  32207
St. Pius 1470 W. 13th Street, Jacksonville, FL  32209
The Carpenter Shop 1601 University Blvd, Jacksonville, FL  32211
The Regents Apartments 301 Caravan Circle, Jacksonville, FL  32216
True Hope 3109 W. Beaver Street, Jacksonville, FL  32254
UCCY 1061 Line Street, Jacksonville, FL  32209

Kids Cafe is a program of Feeding America and was founded in 1989 to help fight childhood hunger. Even mild levels of malnutrition can impair a child's ability to learn. For school children, missing meals diminishes the ability to recall and use newly acquired information, verbal fluency, and control of attention, all of which have a negative impact on a child's ability to learn, decrease self-esteem, and contribute to performance problems.

Kids Cafe works through donated and purchased foods and supplies. Staff and volunteers assist with homework and other planned activities.

Nourishment Network North Florida provides more than 10,000 nutritious meals and after-school snacks to children during the week while schools are in session.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, all institutions that participate in the Child Care Food Program 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, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).