School may have just started, but we all know that the holidays will be here in the blink of an eye! This means traveling, family gatherings, cozy fires, holiday music, and of course, the all-too familiar food coma. For many local residents, however, this simply means another day worrying where the next meal, or dollar, is going to come from.
Each year, with the help of volunteers and donors, GRACE provides food baskets to individuals and families in need through the Holiday Food Distribution, a program designed to allow people a chance to prepare a typical holiday feast that they would otherwise go without. Baskets of food containing all of the items for a traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, including a giant turkey or ham, are placed in client’s vehicles as they come through the drive at the GRACE Food Pantry.
You can help GRACE individuals and families enjoy a beautiful holiday meal in a variety of ways such as purchasing holiday food items while at the store, putting on a drive of your own for GRACE, or by simply donating online at GRACEGrapevine.org.
For questions about dates, ideas, and how you can help, please contact Volunteer Manager, Lara Sundell, at 817-305-4653 or email LSundell@GRACEGrapevine.org.
By: Lara Sundell