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Sunday: Help Our Kids Collect Cans!

November 3rd, 2017

April Karli

Did you know that 20% of people living in Travis County are below the federal poverty level? More than half of the Travis County residents eligible for SNAP are not enrolled.

That translates into a lot of hungry neighbors who we can help.

This November our Kindergarten-5th graders are going to take the lead in a food drive at Austin Mustard Seed. They’ll be learning about how to love and serve our neighbors while encouraging all of us to participate by bringing food to donate.

Starting THIS SUNDAY, NOV 5, we’ll be collecting donations for the Micah 6 food pantry. Micah 6 is a nonprofit that meets the needs of the homeless and impoverished in the University of Texas area. They donate over 3,000 pounds of food a week.

Items needed include:

  • canned meats like tuna, stew and chili (pop-tops preferred)
  • canned vegetables
  • pasta and pasta sauce
  • beans
  • healthy cereals
  • UHT packaged milk and juice that requires no refrigeration
    (Ultra High Temperature, or long shelf storage packing)

How do we make space for people of all ages in our community AND care for our neighbors? By inviting our elementary age kids to champion this project.

Bring your food items to donate starting this week and throughout November! Let’s see how much we can collect!