Feed Our Kids 2021 Kick Off!

It is hard to believe that summer is just around the corner! But before we know it, school will be out and one of GRACE’s most popular programs will begin: Feed Our Kids. Feed Our Kids (FOK) has been in existence in one form or another for around 20 years. It allows individuals, groups, and organizations to “adopt” one of 6 sites that will make sure children who live in predominantly lower income areas have a meal and social interaction during the summer. Last year, over 32,000 lunches were provided to children at six different locations.

This year’s program begins on Tuesday, June 1st and runs through Friday, August 13th.  Every Monday thru Friday a group of volunteers is scheduled to provide a lunch and drink to children whose families usually qualify for the Free and Reduced lunch program during the school year but may find it harder during the summer to cover the total cost of providing food for their families. In addition, many groups provide activities that might include sports activities, coloring, reading, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, or other fun activities that children would enjoy.

We are in the process of finalizing plans for our Virtual Feed Our Kids Kick Off on Tuesday, May 11th at 6:30pm. Anyone who is interested in attending is welcome to join us. We will be sending out emails inviting all currently scheduled group organizers next week so please be watching for your email!

Although many of our sites are already covered, we still have some availability if you think you might want to participate. Please contact Beth Chernik at 817-690-4136 or at bchernik@gracegrapevine.org. In addition, we have tried to reach out to all the groups who worked last year’s program but if you think your group has not been contacted, PLEASE get in touch with us as soon as possible. We need you!!