Kinship Partners Inc.

A nonprofit organization

339 donors

Won't you be my Lunch Buddy?

Every child deserves a positive relationship with a caring adult. For some children, a mentor provides the support they don’t find at home.

Kinship Partners Lunch Buddies program is a school-based mentoring program that connects a mentor with a child twice a month during the child’s lunch and recess hour throughout the school year. Mentors are assigned a child to share a school lunch and participate in a craft or activity together. 

Community-Based Program 

Kinship's community-based mentoring program matches children 5-16 with an individual, couple, or family. Our goal is to create a long-lasting partnership that gives the mentee a leap forward on the road to success. 


Children in our community deserve our best!

Kinship Partners and our Lunch Buddy program are at a critical crossroads.  Lunch Buddies has grown faster than we anticipated and we have lost key funding that is jeopardizing launching and maintaining some of our Lunch Buddy programs.   

Through community-based and school-based mentoring programs, Kinship Partners moves communities forward by embracing our evidence-based model that empowers volunteers within our communities to make a real difference in the lives of a child and an entire generation. 

Now more than ever, your gift to Kinship Partners will ensure that the power of mentoring continues to reach children who need support and hope.

Can we count on your support

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Organization name

Kinship Partners Inc.

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Children & Family


PO Box 642
Brainerd, MN 56401



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