CCPL, Lowcountry Food Bank expand afterschool snack program
Kids and teens can enjoy afterschool snacks and meals at select Charleston County Public Library branches through the Kids Café Program! CCPL is partnering with Lowcountry Food Bank to provide access to healthy food options. Starting this year, the prograrm will also offer cold supper.
"We are thrilled to now offer cold suppers at two branches in additions to healthy snacks at five others to help kids and teens find a consistent source of food after school,” said Kathleen Montgomery, CCPL Associate Director, Community Engagement. “We are so grateful to our partners at the Lowcountry Food Bank for making this program possible!"
The Kids Café Program returns Monday, September 12 and goes through May 12, 2023. The free, nutritious meals or snacks will be available to kids 18 and under, Monday through Friday, from 3-5 p.m. (*unless otherwise noted) at the following library locations. Check out the schedule below:
Serving Cold Suppers
- Baxter-Patrick James Island (1858 South Grimball Rd)
- Cooper River Memorial Library (Temporary Location - 2036 Cherokee St)
- Hurd/St. Andrews (1735 N. Woodmere Dr)
- Otranto Road (2261 Otranto Rd)
- John’s Island (3531 Maybank Hwy) *Snacks at John’s Island will be served from 2:30 – 5 p.m.
Snacks and suppers are being provided through the LCFB’s Kids Café program, and feature nutritious options such as fruit, cheese, yogurt and muffins. This is an equal opportunity program.
“Kids Café aims to help alleviate child hunger through the provision of nutritious meals served in after-school settings to children at-risk of food insecurity,” said LCFB Child Hunger Programs Director Kara Moore. “We are proud to continue to work with the library to further our mission to end childhood hunger in coastal South Carolina.”