Nothing says summer more than pizza, snow cones, laughter and sunshine, all of which can be found at Feed Our Kids, GRACE’s summer lunch program.

Partnering with Feed Our Kids is ideal for local businesses, civic groups and churches to invest in the community in an engaging way.

For as little as $2 per child, businesses can commit to adopting a day or workweek as meal hosts. Groups also have the option of sponsoring the meals for other groups to host.

Feed Our Kids is held at five different sites in the area. This first week we served approximately 3,450 meals to children who during the school year are on free or reduced lunches, but are left to their own devices during the summer months when school is not in session.

“Each of the estimated 37,000 meals served this summer means security for a child vulnerable to hunger that day,” says Seasonal Program Coordinator Lori Stevens. “Partnerships with local businesses and restaurants are crucial elements that afford us the ability to provide for each and every child in need.”

Depending on the site and type of meal, the average cost each day ranges between $100 and $500 to feed between 40-200 children. Groups are encouraged to bring games and engage with the children, though not required.

If you are interested in a sponsoring meals or volunteering, contact Lori Stevens.

A special thanks to YMSL (Young Men’s Service League Southlake), Abiding Grace Lutheran Church Grapevine, City of Grapevine, First Baptist Church Grapevine and White’s Chapel United Methodist Church for serving during the first week of Feed Our Kids!