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This 11-Year-OldIs Thankful for Kids Cafe!

Jerick, 11, loves gym class and hopes to be a professional soccer player when he grows up.

The sixth grader knows that any athlete needs fuel to excel, so he’s really glad that Second Harvest
provides nutritious food through a Kids Cafe at a Community Center in Nashville.

Jerick admits that he’s a sucker for gummy worms as a snack, but he knows he needs to eat nutritious foods if he wants to be a pro athlete when he’s older.

“Eating vegetables helps me feel full and gives me energy,” says Jerick, who lives with his parents
and two older siblings. “And I love the juices — they’re really good!”

Second Harvest’s Kids Cafe program provides free meals, snacks, and nutrition education to children facing hunger through a variety of community programs during the school year and in the summer months. More than 33,000 meals and snacks were distributed last year.

Thousands of children like Jerick are happy that friends like you make Kids Cafe possible. Thank you for your compassion for our young and growing neighbors!

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