Summer is approaching, and we have many different volunteer opportunities for you and your loved ones to serve your community.
Feed Our Kids is a spring and summer program that provides lunches for children at designated sites close to their homes. Most of the children qualify for reduced or free lunches during the school year. Lunches are provided throughout the summer, and are made and served by various groups in the community. Volunteers can serve in this program by selecting a week at an available site and making and/or handing out lunches to the children. Volunteers also help out by greeting the families and planning fun activities for them.
In addition to Feed Our Kids, GRACE Grocery Giveaway will be handing out food every Friday at various sites throughout the summer. Volunteers can be a part of this program by setting up and taking down, passing out and loading food into vehicles, counting the families that were served and more.
The summer months are also a great time to get into the GRACE Community Gardens. The mission of the garden is to cultivate a healthy community by collaborating to provide organically grown produce to those who don’t have the funds to buy full-priced fruits and vegetables at the market. The garden produces more than 1,500 pounds of produce each year, which is then donated to the GRACE Food Pantry. Volunteers bring so much joy and excitement to the gardens by working together to weed, plant, and prep the produce growing there.
We also have opportunities to serve at GRACE’s various resale stores, as well as the GRACE Donation Station. We have flexible schedules so volunteering with us is easy for those with busy summer schedules!
For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact volunteer@GRACEGrapevine.org, or visit us at GRACEGrapevine.org. See you soon!