Feed Our Kids Program

This summer, St. Francis parish will be assisting GRACE, or Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange, with their annual summer Feed Our Kids program. For five days — Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 10 — we will be providing lunches to around 200 kids who receive subsidized lunches during the school year and might go without otherwise. This is a great opportunity for our parish family to live out our mission statement of Building a Church of Missionary Disciples by Preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Reaching the Poor.

Contribute Food or Gift Cards

We have set a menu for the week full of healthy entrées and sides, as well as snacks and drinks. Our goal is to ensure all of the kids we serve are fed with hearty meals, but given a few treats along the way. We ask that parishioners sign-up to contribute one or more food item to help make this project a success. For those items that are perishable (chicken, ground beef, buns, fresh fruit, cheese, etc.), we are requesting gift cards to Walmart/Sam’s Club that our organizers can use the week of the event to get the freshest items possible.

All contribution cards will be available for pick-up in the Parish Hall between Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 22 (or as long as available). The cards will include specifics on the type and quantity of item you should purchase (to ensure consistency as much as possible).

All items should be returned to the Parish Office between Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 31.

Prepare or Distribute Food

On Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10, we will be preparing and serving the food to around 180 children. Each day will require a crew of about 30 volunteers to cook, package, transport, and distribute the food. We will also have some yard games, bubbles, chalk, etc., to use at the site to play with any kids that choose to stick around after eating.

Online sign-ups for this event are now closed. If you are interested in helping out or need to make a change to your sign-up, please contact Dani Milliken at dmilliken@sfatx.org.

Tentative Menu for the Week

Below is what we plan to serve to the kids each day. We are excited to provide healthy meals with a few fun items as well! Each day includes additional snack items to ensure they have something for later in the day if needed.

Monday, August 6

  • pulled pork sandwiches
  • cheez-it crackers
  • apples
  • pudding cups
  • water
  • juice boxes
  • pretzels & peanut butter
  • granola bar

Tuesday, August 7

  • chicken soft tacos
  • chips
  • bananas
  • sno cones
  • water
  • juice boxes
  • peanut butter crackers
  • fruit cups

Wednesday, August 8

  • pasta with meat sauce
  • carrot sticks
  • clementines
  • cookies
  • water
  • juice boxes
  • pretzels & peanut butter
  • granola bar

Thursday, August 9

  • rice, bean & chicken bowls
  • chips
  • grapes
  • gogurt pouch
  • water
  • juice boxes
  • peanut butter crackers
  • apple sauce

Friday, August 10

  • Chick-fil-a Nuggets
  • cheez-it crackers
  • watermelon
  • cookies
  • water
  • juice boxes
  • pretzels & peanut butter
  • fruit cup
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