Provide Meals/Snacks for our Children's Grief Groups
ORGANIZATION: KENTUCKY CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES INC
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Meal provision set up/clean up for community groups (2-4 hours per month)
First and Third Thursday Nights from 5:00-6:45 pm at Tates Creek Christian Church. We would love to be able to provide a free meal to families attending our grief groups. Many of the caregivers/parents who bring kids are tired and it's often difficult to feed the children before our group meetings begin at 6:15. A provided dinner would likely mean more families would come and attend groups more regularly. If there is a cluster of volunteers who would be willing to provide meals for these families before their groups, we would be SO grateful! Meals could be donated/catered or made by volunteers. Ideal meals are easy to cook and transport things like breakfast for dinner, lasagna, taco night, pizza, etc. We currently have about 12-15 folks weekly who'd need a meal (many are kids), so it's not a ton of food we're looking at. Group sign ups welcome!
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About KENTUCKY CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES INC
2333 ALEXANDRIA DR, LEXINGTON, KY 40504, US
The Kentucky Center for Grieving Children and Families supports children, teens, and families as they grieve and grow. We believe that grief is a natural response to loss. We provide safe and caring spaces where children and families can connect and discover their own path towards healing.
The Kentucky Center for Grieving Children and Families, Inc. (KCGCF) is a registered 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization (Candid Platinum Certified for 2023) founded in 2020 by Leila Salisbury. Our History: Parent of a twice bereaved child, Salisbury had the opportunity to start her experience with grief support for children as a client of a children’s bereavement center in Jackson, MS. In July 2021, the KCGCF embarked on a collaborative pilot program with 7 Family & Youth Resource Centers offices in Fayette County Public Schools to address children’s bereavement in their schools. By 2023, the school-based program sites had grown to 15 schools.
Our Programs: Through a combination of direct services through grief support programming and education and advocacy surrounding the issue of children's grief, the KCGCF works to create wider networks of support and grief knowledge. The KCGCF offers training in bereavement support strategies for children and adolescents to schools, community and mental health organizations, volunteers, and other professionals working with youth. The KCGCF directly serves children ages 4-18 and their adults/parents/caregivers through its ongoing community-based grief support groups in Fayette County. The organization serves K-12 schools through an 11-week school-based curriculum. Finally, it offers an 8-week evidence-based teen-led online support group for Kentucky teens 13-18 with death loss. KCGCF services are free for children and families.
3150 Tates Creek RoadLexington, KY 40502
February 21, 2023
- Youth Services
- Cooking / Catering
- Food Delivery / Distribution
- 2-4 hours per month
- Bring catered or homemade food for families