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Boys & Girls Club of Portland Kids Café

Kids Café is one of the nation’s largest meal service programs, providing free, healthy food and nutrition education to hungry children. While 800 Kids Cafés are operating nationwide, Oregon, the state with the largest number of food insecure children, lags far behind.

Boys & Girls Club of Portland wanted to do something about it. They had a successful Kids Café at one location, and wanted to create two more, effectively tripling the number of children who would receive healthy, low-cost meals and nutrition information.

With four years of support from us (2001-2005), they did it. Our investment brought others to the table with funding and contributions to achieve the expansions on-time and on-budget.

Our impact? For all of 2006, the combined clubs served a total of 80,721 hot meals and 67,164 afternoon/evening snacks to hungry youth, representing an approximate 240% increase over 2003!.

Cumulative SVPP grants: $160,000

Total Calculated Impact: $1,136,334