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Second Harvest Food Bank: Free Meals & Snacks

The Lafayette Public Library’s Main Branch has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank since Summer 2017 for both the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for the school year.

The CACFP offers federal funding to Afterschool Programs that serve a meal or snack to children in low-income areas. The goal of CACFP is to improve and maintain the health and nutritional status of children and adults, promote development of good eating habits, and integrate nutritious food service with organized child and adult day care services.

The Main Library’s After-School Kids’ Café program runs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, except for library closures, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. The 2022-2023 After-School Kids’ Café program will begin on Monday, September 12, 2022.

The SFSP was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals that meet Federal nutrition guidelines are provided to all children at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.

During the Summer 2022, the Main Library’s Summer Feeding program ran Monday through Friday, except for library closures, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. The 2022 Summer Feeding will operated from Wednesday, June 1 through Wednesday, August 10.

Both programs serve snacks to children ages 3 to 18.


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