Day #28: Give with Meals on Wheels in Austin, TX

At 2am on every day of the week, a team of food preparers arrives at a gigantic kitchen in downtown Austin and starts preparing hot meals for people all over the city. Meals on Wheels and More seeks to "nourish and enrich the lives of the homebound and other people in need through programs that promote dignity and independent living." Our family toured the facility this morning (at 9am, not … [Read more...]

Day #22: Give Breakfast To The Homeless in Downtown Austin

This morning, we hung out in downtown Austin with the homeless. A handful of families convened and brought breakfast foods to an empty parking lot across from a shelter. We served coffee, eggs, bacon, and cereal...out of the back of a pick-up truck. Our 4-year-old handed out homemade oatmeal raisin cookies and bananas. She took this task quite seriously. Both Stephanie and I were able … [Read more...]

Day #7: Give to a Food Bank

Today, we filled a bag with pasta, buttermilk pancake mix, and popcorn seeds - and took it to a local food bank. We also compiled a few things we are no longer using (an extra pillow, a skirt, a shirt, and some tupperware). Community Resource and Food Pantry (here in Canyon Lake, TX) runs a thrift store onsite with the food bank so it was easy to donate both food and other items. After being … [Read more...]