Benedictine Ministries Collaborate

During the summer, students enrolled in a day program at the Inner-City Neighborhood Art House are welcomed to a free lunch at the Kids Cafe. Both ministries are run by the Erie Benedictine Sisters but often the Art House and Kids Cafe cater to different children in the neighborhood.

“I’ve been going to the Art House since I was seven,” a young child said while eating her sloppy-joe sandwich, orange slices and celery. “But I have never been to the Kids Cafe to eat before today!” Then looking around, she said, “I like it here.”

“We expect about 20-25 children from the Art House each day,” said Stephanie Grear, coordinator of the Kids Cafe. “It’s good to be the place where so many different neighborhood kids can come to eat.”

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