Manchester, NH Kids Cafe
by Robert Mitchell
photography by Michael Cirelli Photography
The Salvation Army Kids’ Café began at the Manchester, N.H., Citadel in 1994 as a place where 80–100 children and teens could find a warm meal each evening. The program has grown over the years to an attendance of around 130, four nights a week. After the meal, everyone takes part in structured recreational activities, from video games to art to hands–on games. Kids’ Club also gives children and teens a chance to interact with caring adults, who provide a place for them to learn and grow with the support of others.
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