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.

“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 the employees at the City of Grapevine, Young Men’s Service League,First Baptist Colleyville, Grapevine Rotary, Abiding Grace Lutheran and White’s Chapel United Methodist Church for serving during the first week of Feed Our Kids!

Correction: The caption in GRACE E-News that reads, “1,400 meals were provided by Grapevine Rotary at the Outreach Center” should read, “1,400 meals were provided by both the City of Grapevine and Grapevine Rotary at the Outreach Center. “