Kids Cafe Changes Lives - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/5/07

Kids Cafe Changes Lives

One in four children will go without meals every day.

Startling as that may seem, that is the reality here in Lubbock, and the South Plains Food Bank has a special program designed to change that statistic.

"Kids Café is an after school at-risk program sponsored through the South Plains Food Bank," said Tammy Hester, Kids Café Executive Chef.

Kids Café serves 300 to 500 children each weekday afternoon. Without it, school lunch would be their last meal of the day.

"Those hot lunches are provided at 11:30 a.m. and that's the last meal that they will get unless they go to one of our Kids Café sites," added Hester.

"They're amazing. They're always smiling and they always want to have a good time. They always make you feel good about what you're doing," said volunteer Kyriacos Mooneyhan.

Mooneyhan is a Texas Tech freshman.

"Whenever I came to Tech I wanted to find a way to get involved and I thought this would be a great opportunity," said Mooneyhan.

That great opportunity is changing children's lives. And if you can't donate time, there's always another way you can help.

"Any cash donations help our program to continue to provide the food and the paper products and the delivery of our food to every site," said Hester.

Donate On-Line to the U-Can Share Food Drive!
Click here for direct link to donate to the U-Can Share Food Drive.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

    Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:27:17 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:27:17 GMT

    Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. Police say the suspect's motives are unclear.

    Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. Police say the suspect's motives are unclear.

  • Breaking

    Man arrested, charged after teen held captive in abandoned apartment complex

    Man arrested, charged after teen held captive in abandoned apartment complex

    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:22:58 GMT
    Tyrone Carter (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)Tyrone Carter (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

    A Lubbock man has been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault of a teen who said she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in an abandoned apartment complex in January.

    A Lubbock man has been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault of a teen who said she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in an abandoned apartment complex in January.

  • IS claims UK attack; police say man wasn't on terror radar

    IS claims UK attack; police say man wasn't on terror radar

    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:17:32 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:17:33 GMT

    Investigations are continuing around Parliament, but lawmakers are expected to go ahead with plans to reconvene in a show of solidarity.

    Investigations are continuing around Parliament, but lawmakers are expected to go ahead with plans to reconvene in a show of solidarity.

Powered by Frankly