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Six Library Branches to Host Harvesters Summer Meal Program

Published on Sun, 06/03/2018 - 11:53am
Meet and Eat

As part of its Childhood Hunger Initiative and to help alleviate summer childhood hunger, Harvesters – The Community Food Network is offering its summer feeding program—Kids Cafe—at more than 65 sites this summer including six Mid-Continent Public Library branches.

Working with the USDA and the states of Kansas and Missouri, Harvesters’ Kids Cafe offers free summer meals. The summer theme, “Meet and Eat,” welcomes all children and teens ages 18 and younger to come and meet up with their friends and enjoy a healthy meal. Many sites provide activities as well. Mid-Continent Public Library, for example, will offer numerous free programs for children this summer as part of its annual Summer Learning Program, which encourages kids and teens to stay intellectually engaged over the summer months.

All summer sites accept walk-ins and do not require pre-registration. Mid-Continent Public Library’s Kids Cafe sites will be in operation from June 1 to August 10. A full list of Kids Cafe sites can be found on Harvesters’ website.

The Mid-Continent Public Library sites are as follows:

    • Buckner Branch, 19 E. Jefferson St., Buckner, MO
      • Food will be served on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
    • Grandview Branch, 12930 Booth Lane, Grandview, MO
      • Food will be served Monday-Friday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    • North Independence Branch, 317 W. 24 Hwy, Independence, MO
      • Food will be served Monday-Friday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    • Red Bridge Branch, 11140 Locust St., Kansas City, MO
      • Food will be served Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    • Riverside Branch, 2700 NW Vivion Rd., Riverside, MO
      • Food will be served Monday-Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    • South Independence Branch, 13700 E. 35th St. South, Independence, MO
      • Food will be served on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.   

To find additional summer feeding sites, please visit the Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition & Wellness at or the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Emily B.
Marketing & Communications

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