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Hot meals for kids, made with love from scratch

The New MexicanMay 28, 2019

Here’s some good news: The opening of Kids Kitchen, a project based at the United Way Early Learning Center at Kaune, and now expanding with support from the Food Depot.

How refreshing to see see two respected agencies teaming up to improve both the quantity and quality of food offered to children in Santa Fe County. It’s a common criticism of nonprofits that they won’t collaborate. That’s not true at Kids Kitchen.

Soon, the kitchen won’t be serving only students enrolled in preschool, about 75 this spring, as well as children attending the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe/Del Norte. Starting this summer, food made in the kitchen also will be sent all over Santa Fe County, too, through the Food Depot’s Lunch Box Express program. That program begins June 3 and is an important part of making sure children who were receiving free or reduced lunches during the school year don’t go hungry when classes are out.

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