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America's Second Harvest - Kids Cafe Program - Lesson Outline ESL

Kids Educational ProgramShania Twain is one of my favorite singers. I once heard her on an interview tell the reporter that she gives her proceeds from her song "Feed the Children" to her favorite charity "America's Second Harvest." I found this to be very interesting and inspirational. Since I am a teacher I decided to have my students do some research and learn about this charity.

We discovered the "Kids Cafe" program while doing our research. This program is a national program that was launched in 1993. It is part of "America's Second Harvest." The "Kids Cafe" program is a program that provides free meals and snacks to low income children in poverty stricken neighborhoods. Not only do they provide food, but they also provide recreational activities and educational support.

The following is a Library Research project my middle school English as a Second Language class worked on. I hope you can too learn about this great charity.

Steps to Follow: 1. Go to the Internet and go to Explorer or Netscape. 2. Type in www.secondharvest.org. 3. Go to the Get Informed Section in red. 4. Click on programs like Kids Cafe. 5. Answer the 20 questions having to do with the reading passages. 6. Then click on Kids Cafe in the first paragraph of the reading passage. 7. Answer the next 10 questions having to do with Goals, History, and How to Get Involved. 8. When you are finished rewrite your answers neatly and hand them to your teacher Mrs. Cain.

Questions 1-20 1. Boston, Massachusetts - November 24, 2003 - the Kids Cafe program not only fights child hunger but also_______. 2. Kids Cafe, a national program of America's Second Harvest, ________. 3. How many meals per year does the Kids Cafe serve an average of? 4. What food company is the national sponsor of Kids Cafes? 5. How many Kids Cafes has this food company funded in cities across the country? 6. How many children reported feeling better since going to Kids Cafe? 7. What were the top improvements noted by the children? 8. What percentage of parents/caregivers identified improvements in their child's learning? 9. What percentage reported improvements in their child's overall physical health? 10. What does the Kids Cafe program ensure parents/caregivers about their child even when they have to work non-traditional hours? 11. How do program directors, parents/caregivers and children view Kids Cafe? 12. What two "quotes" does Dr. J. Larry Brown, executive director say about the Kids Cafe? 13. What two "quotes" does Lynn Phares, president say about the Kids Cafe? 14. Approximately how many children in the U.S. live in households that are hungry or at risk of going hungry? 15. The sluggish economy has only escalated demand for food assistance;___________. 16. According to The Consequences of Hunger and Food Insecurity for Children, ______________. 17. What is the national Kids Cafe program celebrating this year? 18. Today, there are ________America's Second Harvest affiliate food banks and food - rescue organizations operating more than ______Kids Cafe sites, which serve more than ______million meals per year to children in _____states and Washington, D.C. 19. What does the Center on Hunger and Poverty promote? 20. What are 10 popular ConAgra Foods consumer brands?

Goals 1. What is the primary goal of the Kids Cafe program? 2. Currently, how many Kids Cafes are there across the nation? 3. In Chicago, where is one of the Kids Cafes located? 4. What Church runs the program? 5. Where is the other Kids Cafe located in Chicago? 6. Who runs that Kids Cafe?

History 7. What happened in Savannah, GA in 1989? 8. Who started they very first Kids Cafe? 9. What year was it started?

How to Get Involved 10. How can you get involved with the Kids Cafe program?

By curli5 - Wife to a wonderful husband. Mom to the most fabulous boys ever!  

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