DENISON, Texas (KTEN) — With the help of a $25,000 grant, the Texoma Family Shelter in Denison will soon have an easier time feeding its clients.

The shelter is one of 100 non-profit agencies nationwide to receive the funding from the Lowe's Hometowns program.

The TFS building was originally a medical office in the 1950s and was not designed to feed the 28 residents — including 12 children — who are being served. 

According to Grayson County's Point in Time (PIT) report, there were 396 total homeless people on the streets or in shelters as of March.

"1 in 16 children in Grayson County will experience homelessness before they reach the 1st grade. Last year, we assisted 186 families, and we're already there this year and it's only June," stated Leigh Walker, Executive Director of Family Promise of Grayson County.

The grant dollars will be used to update the kitchen and add needed appliances in the Texoma Family Shelter to help feed the mouths of those growing numbers.

"You can see things falling off here, and we've just put it through a lot more wear and tear than a normal kitchen would go through…" said Texoma Family Shelter executive director Daphne Levenson. "We provide food for them — breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. We want them to have jobs and save money. When they're here, we want to provide for them, so, this kitchen will allow us to provide. 

"We have every room filled right now: every family room has a family in it. I'm not wild about keeping people on the street just because we don't have a room for them."

The remodeling for the kitchen is expected to start in early September.