Restaurant donates 600 meals to KCKPS students

Lunches donated by Ted’s Cafe Escondido were distributed to students on Wednesday at the South Branch Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 3104 Strong Ave. (Submitted photo)

Ted’s Café Escondido donated 600 meals to Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools students in need on Wednesday.

The meals were distributed at three locations of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Libraries, including the Main Library, South Library and West Wyandotte Library. There can be challenges when schools are closed for winter break, as more than 83.8 percent of the district’s students qualify for reduced and free lunches.

“We serve fresh, from-scratch meals day in and day out at Ted’s Café Escondido and we want to do our part to ensure local students have access to a meal on their first day of winter break,” said Danny Ragusa, Ted’s Café Escondido, district manager. “Giving back to the community is a core mission at Ted’s Café Escondido and we are happy to do our part to ensure students aren’t going hungry.”

Ted’s Café Escondido has three area locations in Kansas City, Mo., Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Overland Park, Kan.

“We are thankful that Ted’s Café Escondido will be donating meals to KCKPS students,” said Jessica Smith, McKinney-Vento homeless assistance program specialist. “KCKPS appreciates all of its community partners, who play a part in achieving the district goal of graduating students prepared for college and careers in a global society.”

This donation is a partnership with the KCKPS MckInney-Vento Homeless Program.

Those who would like to donate meals to KCKPS or learn how they can help students in need may contact Jessica Smith in the KCKPS Student Services Department at 913-279-2150.

Lunches were donated on Wednesday to public school students who picked them up at area libraries. (Submitted photo)
Ted’s Cafe Escondido donated 600 lunches on Wednesday for public school students in Kansas City, Kansas. (Submitted photo)
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