As part of our giving back to the community plan we love to take kids to the Central Texas Food Bank. This year they surprised us with an updated children’s tour that included visits to more of their spaces as well as stickers and activities. They also added a community garden. The part we loved the most was the “pizza garden”. It is named so because it contains all of the ingredients necessary to build a pizza (except perhaps the cheese). It is pizza shaped too!
Our children learned about the situation of many kids around them. Now they know that not only the homeless need help getting food, but children with a home that go to schools may not be getting the nutrients they need everyday. They also learned that there is much they can do. They can volunteer at the Central Texas Food Bank or create a food or fund raiser with people around them.
The food bank needs volunteers year round and all of our kids wished they could go and help. They allow children 8 years and older to join. It is a wonderful activity to do as a family. They have a great environment enhanced with hard working people, great music and air conditioning.