If art reveals the heart, the children participating in Feed Our Kids have hearts flooded with color.

The community has continued to rally together, serving 16, 715 meals thus far into the summer months. It’s a remarkable feat itself to provide this many lunches, but children also receive something less tangible to measure, and that’s mentorship, kindness and laughter.

These pictures, drawn by a girl and a boy, give a glimpse of what it means to spend time with children who are not only at risk for hunger, but face summertime isolation and loneliness because of their parent’s stringent, often laborious, shifts.

Yesterday, the GRACE Boardroom was nearly standing room only with children and volunteer mentors during story time.

Groups that bring special games, festivities or treats make a profound impact on the summer for children who may not get to go to water parks, ride roller coasters or take a summer trip to the beach.

The groups become a family to these children. During NCL Southlake’s Feed Our Kids meal day, Paco carefully drew each of the NCL members alongside his family.

A young girl left behind a beautiful symbol of heartfelt appreciation during Community Impact’s meal day, a reminder that extending kindness to people of all ages is a beautiful image of God’s love and GRACE.