Help for Kids

Kids Cafe

Kids Cafe serves as a direct partnership between the Food Bank and existing after-school programs to provide nutritious meals to low-income children who may not otherwise have access to healthy and balanced nutrition outside of school.

Kids Cafes are safe, nurturing places where neighborhood children can go after school to receive a free meal and participate in programs such as homework assistance, physical activities and more.

An official program of Feeding America, Kids Café provided more than 60,000 nutritious after-school meals to children at 22 sites across Central Texas.

Feeding Futures School Pantries Program

School Pantries provide a variety of readily accessible food to low-income students and their families at participating schools. These meals are shelf-stable, protein-rich, and include fresh produce that the school can distribute at its pantry.


BackPack is designed to meet weekend meal needs for children in low-income families. At the end of each week, participating children receive bags of healthy, nutritious, non-perishable meals that they take home with them and eat during the weekend. Each BackPack contains approximately four meals. Our BackPack program delivers to 13 sites and counting.


The National School Lunch Program provides serves nutritious, low-cost, or free lunches Texas children in school and residential childcare institutions. We currently serve 145 districts within 28 counties (over 435 schools).

College Food Access

Our College Hunger program supports college students, colleges, and universities in their work toward building campus food systems that allow all students to participate and thrive. In February of 2022, CTFB was awarded a grant by the City of Austin to fund campus-based initiatives to address college hunger on five college and university campuses in Travis County.

Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides nutritious lunches and snacks to children of low-income families who lack a dependable source of nutritious meals during summer breaks.

Last summer, CTFB resumed congregate meals. We provided nearly 64,000 summer meals to children at 52 sites.

If you have any questions or partner interest in our Children’s Programs, please email Brianna Fleming at

Need Food Now?

Find meal sites using Find Food Now. You can also call 2-1-1, text FOODTX to 877-877 for help locating a site near you.

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