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 three days — Monday, July 22 – Wednesday, July 24 — 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

Due to the construction happening at the Church this year, we are handling food contributions a bit differently this year. We will be purchasing or receiving donated entrées from area restaurants, and will supplement that with a bag of sides, 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.

Please use the sign-up form below to select the item you plan to donate. Please note the item description and quantity so that we can ensure consistency and sufficient supply. If you have questions about the specifics of your selected item, please contact dmilliken@sfatx.org for more details.

All items should be returned to the Parish Office between Monday, July 1 and Monday, July 15. Due to the construction, the office will have modified hours this summer. At a minimum, it will NOT be open on Saturdays or Sundays. There may be designated drop-off spots in the FLC for before/after Mass, but stay tuned for more information.

Prepare or Distribute Food

On Monday, July 22 through Wednesday, July 24, we will be serving the food to around 160 children at the Grapevine Outreach Center and also delivering 40 meals to another Feed Our Kids site. Each day will require a crew of about 30 volunteers to package, transport, and distribute the food, as well as be present to interact with the children we serve. We will have some yard games, bubbles, chalk, etc., to use at the site to play with any kids that choose to stick around after eating. This is a great opportunity to be the face of St. Francis in our community. 

Please use the form below to sign-up for a Volunteer Slot. Please note, you MUST already be safe environment certified to volunteer. If you are unsure of your safe environment status, please contact Donna at dbuccino@sfatx.org before signing up. If you would like to help on-site at the Outreach Center, we request that you only sign-up for 1 day so that everyone interested in volunteering have an opportunity. If spots remain open, we will reach back to the other volunteers to fill them as we get closer to the event. 

Looking for other ways to volunteer this summer? Consider joining GRACE for their Grocery Giveaway! Volunteers are needed every Friday throughout the summer. Find out more and sign-up at the link below. 

Tentative Menu for the Week

Below is what we plan to serve to the kids each day (still tentative as we continue to confirm with area restaurants on their donations!). We are excited to provide healthy meals with a few fun items as well! Additional snack items will be provided for later in the day if needed.

Monday, July 22

  • Chick-fil-a sandwiches
  • apple slices
  • chips
  • cookies
  • apple sauce pouch
  • pretzels & peanut butter
  • water
  • juice box

 

Tuesday, July 23

  • Braum’s Burger
  • Bahama Buck’s Snocones
  • banana
  • chips
  • cookies
  • apple sauce pouch
  • pretzels & peanut butter
  • water
  • juice box

Wednesday, July 24

  • Cristina’s Chicken Tacos
  • clementine
  • chips
  • cookies
  • apple sauce pouch
  • pretzels & peanut butter
  • water
  • juice box