In 2015 Founder/Executive Director Tracie Killar - along with her family and community - opened the doors to the South End Children’s Cafe just blocks from one of her childhood apartments. From serving healthy meals and love out of a local church kitchen to our current space at 25 Warren Street, the Children’s Cafe has nurtured strong relationships and investments throughout the Capital Region community.
In March 2020 when the pandemic hit, we pivoted from in-person programming to an Emergency Delivery Program. We served 500 healthy meals a week and groceries – volunteer-delivered to about 150 families. In March 2021 we reopened our after school program, safely serving 40 children and youth. We continue to serve over 120 meals a day from our kitchen at 25 Warren Street.