In Mid-South Food Bank's service area, 23.3 percent of children are food insecure, according to the 2017 Map the Meal Gap hunger study. That's nearly one in every 5 children.
Even short-term nutritional deficiency can impact a child's health and ability to learn. Mid-South Food Bank serves children in our region by distributing food through its partner agencies, and through our child hunger programs: Kids Cafe and the Food for Kids BackPack Program
Kids Cafe provides nutritious meals to almost 300 kids daily in a safe environment, where they are served by volunteers and have an opportunity to learn the importance of nutritious eating through meals - including fresh produce - and instruction.