Sheila and Kenzie Gilbert provide lunches to 150 children each weekday beginning the day school is out in the spring until the day it resumes in the fall. Most of the children who live in this St. Joseph, Missouri neighborhood receive free or reduced priced breakfast and lunch during the school year but have limited food resources in the summer. Food for Kids make sure children have school supplies, clothes and shoes. They have organized activities for kids including fishing trips and water games.
And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward. Matthew 10:42 (NIV)
While serving these children, The Gilberts have learned their names, met their families and heard their stories. They've come face to face with the sobering reality of poverty in the community. Click Here to Read "Community Matters Publications.
2018 Summertime Fun!
School's Out and happy days are here again at Food for Kids! On Thursday, June 7th, 2018, we had a good time dealing with obstacles, e.g."fighting obesity"... rope pulling and sack races to bring the kids together. "I enjoyed it as much as the kids!" Click Here for Photos
Olive Garden Restaurant Sponsors Food for Kids
With Free Pizzas!!!
Shine On Award!!!
Shine On Award!!!
SHELIA GILBERT'S 2018 MISSIONARY TRIP TO KUMASI, GHANA
pictured with her includes Prime Ministers, Arch Bishops, a Rabbi and Doctors from around the world on a mission.
FOOD FOR KIDS' FOUNDERS INDUCTED INTO THE BLACK ARCHIVES HALL OF FAME FEBRUARY 2017
SHELIA GILBERT HONORED 2017 BY WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE
For her leadership and contributions to the St. Joseph Community
BEYOND SUMMER!!! ...
2017 ANNUAL TURKEY DRIVE
In addition to serving lunches, Shelia and Kenzie Gilbert have also collected and distributed hundreds of turkeys each Thanksgiving to their friends and neighbors. Click on YouTube video aired KQ2 News in St. Joseph, Missouri (Play starting 7:41).