Just last week, we were informed that a local church that had scheduled several weeks for Feed Our Kids will be unable to provide volunteers to serve lunches this summer. So, GRACE is in dire need of groups and/or individuals who can cover five weeks of the Feed Our Kids program this year. This program provides meals for children who qualify for free or reduced price lunches at their schools. These children often have no access to lunch during the summer when their schools are closed. The weeks we need to fill are: June 28-July 2 July 5-9 August 2-6 August 9-13 August 16-20.
Groups prepare meals and then serve them at lunchtime Monday through Friday during their weeks. You will be asked to begin setup each day at approximately 11:00am and teardown and clean up should be complete by 1:30pm. The groups are also asked to provide activities for the children. These can include anything from playing games with the children to reading books to them. The church that had to cancel their weeks may be able to provide and prepare food for other groups who are able to be on-site serving the children. Interested groups are asked to contact Feed Our Kids Coordinator, Sally Hart at 817-488-7009 x329 or click here to send her an email.
GRACE places the utmost importance on the safety of our staff, volunteers and especially our clients; therefore, all persons volunteering on-site with Feed Our Kids must submit to a standard background check. If your group is interested in helping out, please call 817-488-7009 x329 for more information. You can also click here to see the new Feed Our Kids promotional video.