Local Nonprofit and Community Organizations
Mission and Vision
Our Mission: To help children in Kendall County however we can.
Our Vision: We envision a future where every child in Kendall County has their basic needs met and feels loved by their community.
WHO WE ARE
Love Kendall County Kids (LKCK) is a 100% all-volunteer 501c3 organization that works in partnership with other local organizations including churches, schools, non-profits, local government, civic groups, and businesses who all share the same vision – children in our community should not be at risk of being hungry.
WHY WE ARE
Nearly 1 in 6 children in our community are on the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). These children face food insecurity, especially during non-school periods. When children are provided the proper nutrition, it positively impacts their physical development, mental health, and academic levels – setting a course for greater achievements in their future endeavors.
WHAT WE DO
What began as an effort to provide summer lunches to children eligible for the National School Lunch & School Breakfast Programs has evolved into a variety of programs that provide year-long support to these children and their families, with a focus on meals, access to enrichment, and help with making homes safer and more livable.
Summer & School Break Lunch Program
Nutritious, bountiful lunches are prepared each weekday during the summer and school breaks. These lunches include a sandwich or wrap, healthy chip option, fresh fruit, dairy item, snack item, and small dessert. The lunches are delivered to children participating in local camps and enrichment programs as well as to children living in neighborhoods within Kendall County in need. In partnership with the Patrick Heath Public Library (PHPL), we also deliver lunches to children registered for our “Library Lunch Bunch” program. These children have the opportunity to receive a free lunch and enjoy all the educational services offered at our local library.
Hearts of Love Weekend Food Bags
Each weekend food bag consists of 4 meals and a variety of snacks. They include 2 packaged breakfast and lunch items, shelf stable milk, fresh fruit, plus dairy, grain, and protein snacks. Throughout the year, the bags are delivered to children residing at the Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) Meadowland campus. During the summer break, the weekend food bags are delivered to children participating in the Summer Lunch Program as well.
Camp Scholarship Program
Love Kendall County Kids partners with area clubs and organizations to provide enrichment opportunities for children throughout the year. We promote these opportunities to eligible families and encourage parents to enroll their children in participating camps. Our current camp partners include Boerne Gymnastics Center, Boerne Soccer Club, Boys & Girls Club, Cibolo Center for Conservation, Maker’s Place, Stillwater Champ Camp, and the YMCA.
This program provides new bunk beds, mattresses, comforters, sheets, and pillows for children without beds in Kendall County. A proper bed is a basic need for a child’s emotional, mental, and physical health. Every child should have a safe and comfortable bed to sleep in at night!
LOVE My Community Workdays
The BCC typically organizes one or two workdays each year in neighborhoods with homes in need of critical repairs. These days include volunteers working alongside the homeowners for cleanup and repair, coordinated children’s games and activities, and a shared meal with the volunteers and neighborhood families. Additionally, the BCC organizes LOVE My Neighborhood Days in which neighbors, along with outside volunteers, come together to perform exterior cleanup and debris removal in their community.