God’s Pantry Food Bank is a member of Feeding America. The mission of Feeding America is to create a hunger-free America. Our network includes more than 200 food banks and food-rescue organizations serving every county in the U.S. We distribute food and grocery products, increase public awareness of domestic hunger, and advocate for policies that benefit Feeding America.
St. Luke UMC God’s Pantry Times:
Monday-Friday 1:00-2:30PM & 6:00-7:30PM
Kids Cafe programs provide free meals and snacks to low-income children through a variety of existing community locations where children congregate, such as Boys and Girls Clubs, churches or public schools. In addition to providing meals to hungry kids, all Kids Cafe programs also offer a safe place, where under the supervision of trustworthy staff, a child can get involved in educational, recreational and social activities that draw on existing community programs and often include family members.
St. Luke United Methodist Church (2351 Alumni Dr.)
Supper on Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 PM. Starts September 13.
The Mission of our Kids Cafe Program is: To provide meals to children at risk of hunger, in an environment that is safe, friendly and within their own neighborhood.
Why Kids Cafe?
- The reality is that hunger affects children in ways that impact them for the rest of their lives.
- Hunger impairs a child’s ability to concentrate, study and learn. Children who attend school without proper nutrition perform significantly below their peers and have more school absences due to illness.
- Hunger limits a child’s growth emotionally, physically and mentally during the most important years of development. Despite federally funded programs, too many children are falling through the cracks, especially during the evening hours. Kids Cafe is a collaborative effort designed to provide children with the nutritious meals they so desperately need and deserve. Kids Cafe often provides children with more than just food, offering them emotional nourishment critical to healthy development, improving their self-image and enhancing their ability to learn.