As we wrap this year’s Feed Our Kids and GRACE Grocery Giveaway, we want to give a special thanks to our new Seasonal Programs Manager Beth Chernik for making it possible.

A longtime volunteer and now empty nester, Beth officially joined the GRACE team in time to launch the summer program. The Feed our Kids volunteers prepare meals, set up, and serve lunches directly in our community neighborhoods. You will always find the volunteers with books, fun activities, goody bags with take home snacks, and many times special summer treats for the kids.  As simple as that concept sounds, the coordination, scheduling volunteer help and managing site facilities is quite an undertaking.

“Flying colors only because of the hundreds of amazing volunteers throughout the summer. Without each one of them we could not do what we do for our community,” said Beth.

Many, many thanks to all of the Feed Our Kids volunteers for making this summer a great experience for so many. Feed Our Kids wrapped up after 12 weeks today and served 27,055 lunches to our kiddos!

The same pool of incredible volunteers also assists with GRACE Grocery Giveaway.  GRACE in partnership with Tarrant Area Food Bank sets up two “mobile pantries” each week throughout the summer. The concept being to get perishable food into the homes of families that need it for the weekend.

GRACE Grocery Giveaway served 1,036 Households and 4,595 Individuals this summer!