You know the kids are counting down the days!! June and the start of summer vacation are right around the corner, but it may not be such a happy time for all children.
For a large number of children in our community, the end of the school year also means the end of the school’s “free and reduced lunch” program and the breakfast and lunch meals they count on for nourishment.
The GRACE Feed Our Kids program goes directly into their neighborhoods— and volunteers set up tents and give out meal and goody bags with books, games and toys.
For many of these children, this may be their only meal of the day. And the play time after lunch may form lifelong memories for many—memories of good people, friends, and summertime fun.
GRACE will serve lunches at six sites this summer every weekday beginning June 9 and ending in late August. Volunteers are needed to help launch this eighth season of serving nutritious meals to children who may go hungry otherwise.
Feed Our Kids manager Lori Stevens said volunteers are needed to adopt a day, a few days or a whole week, especially the late July and August weeks. Volunteers are asked to provide most of the lunch items for their sites, but the cost is relatively nominal.
Also, Lori said individual volunteers are needed to fill in at various sites to help serve meals and assist with fun activities.
Lori will schedule training in May for all Feed Our Kids volunteers on the details and sites. If you are interested, or would like more information on Feed Our Kids, contact Lori at 817.488.7009, ext. 329 or email lstevens@GRACEGrapevine.org.