About Chefs for Kids
Chefs for Kids, Inc. (CFK) is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating malnutrition and hunger in children through education and awareness. This educational program’s goal is to help children build healthy behaviors while they are young – behaviors that we hope will carry into adult-hood. Eating a healthful diet and maintaining a physically active lifestyle have been proven to reduce the risk of chronic disease that can place an economic as well as a physical burden on our entire community.
Chefs for Kids educators work with first and second grade students in high-needs schools. Children learn to choose foods that provide the greatest benefit to their bodies and learn about the importance of physical activity. In twenty-three years, the program has educated over 45,500 children.
Besides the educational program, CFK:
- serves almost 9,000 breakfasts to children over each school year
- provides Thanksgiving meals and holiday food gift cards to almost 150 families each year
- provides a Christmas Eve breakfast and Mother’s Day luncheon to the women and children at Shade Tree Shelter each year
- sends home educational, bilingual informational letters to the families each month