Hunger is a growing crisis for 17 million children in the United States! 1 in 4 American children struggling with food insecurity resulting in academic developmental issues that present both immediate and long-term challenges. Children that suffer from food insecurity are more likely to struggle with obesity later in life. Malnourished children often experience limited development such as stunted growth, are underweight and have weakened immune systems. These issues not only affect the child experiencing food insecurity, but the entire community.
Kitchen on the Street is a faith based community partner purposing to eliminate local hunger by offering food assistance programs in Phoenix Arizona and San Antonio Texas.
We invite you to come alongside Kitchen on the Street as we serve the hungry and hurting of the community. Many hungry kids report feeling "unwanted" and "unloved" as a result of hunger… the act of giving food transcends the physical and reaches into a child's soul; it has lasting implications on who that child will grow up to be and how they will show love.
In August of 2015 Kitchen on the Street opened Street Café & Coffee Lounge at 10435 N. Scottsdale Rd. The café offers dine-in, take-out and catering as a means of inviting you to come alongside us in the fight against childhood hunger. Proceeds feed hungry kids! Click here to check out the cafe!
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