Savannah Area Dental Offices Present Donation to Kids Cafe at Second Harvest Food Bank

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Dr. Angela Canfield, of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon, has been collecting donated food items for Second Harvest Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program.

Canfield presented the donations to Kids Cafe on ((DATE)). The presentation consisted of non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, macaroni and cheese, cereal, juice boxes and water.

Kids Cafe, a program of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia, provides children who are at risk for hunger, a safe haven during the school year where they can get a nutritious dinner, tutoring and homework assistance. Its services are proven to increase the likelihood that these children will complete their education and participate in extra-curricular activities.

Healthy eating in childhood and adolescence can prevent various health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, iron deficiency and dental cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

“A child needs healthy eating options for proper growth and development,” Canfield said. “We are proud to be able to donate these goods to Second Harvest. Their program is changing the lives of these kids.”

The Georgia Food Bank estimates that more than 700,000 Georgia children live in households without adequate food. Kids Cafe, which began in Savannah in 1989, now serves more than 3,200 children each day at sites in Appling, Bulloch, Chatham, Evans, Liberty, Tattnall and Wayne counties.

Kids Cafe is nationally recognized for its balanced evening meals and the mentoring opportunities it offers.