GRACE Launches Mobile Food Pantry
GRACE is appealing to our community to help us serve over 38,500 meals to at-risk children during the summer months for the tenth annual Feed Our Kids (June 8-August 21). In conjunction, GRACE will be launching its first Mobile Food Pantry for the GRACE Grocery Giveaway, a campaign that will provide supplemental food staples for families over the weekend. GRACE is calling upon corporate partners, civic groups and faith-based groups to serve as community volunteers and meal sponsors for Feed Our Kids.
FOK1Meals for children whose families rely on free or reduced school lunches can often be jeopardized while school is not in session. Studies reveal that the meal provided through Feed Our Kids may be the only meal a child eats for the day. In a household where adequate food is limited, cutting back on groceries can be a coping mechanism when faced with seemingly impossible decisions between paying for other necessities like rent, utilities or medicine.