Local Youth Advisory Board members Mia Hernandez and Adrian Serrato recognizes the value of year-round partnerships and relationships with local organizations. For the past year, Mia and Adrian have been cultivating their relationship with the Central Texas Food Bank, a hunger-relief organization serving 21 counties in central Texas.
Through Mia and Adrian's role on the Local Youth Advisory Board, they planned and implemented the first-ever Central Texas Service Blitz: a morning of service open to the community to increase donations and service to the Central Texas Food Bank. On January 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mia and Adrian recruited 30 of their peers from Bastrop High School and joined 20 volunteers from St. Catherine of Siena Parish to serve with the food bank. Some of the group served in the kitchen, preparing meals from food that otherwise would spoil in the near future, while others served in the warehouse sorting fresh produce.
Checkout the Facebook Live post from the event:
The morning energy was incredible at the Service Blitz, and the results were outstanding. The Bastrop High School community was empowered to host their own food drive and collection, collecting more than 1,000 food items for local food pantries.
Because of Mia and Adrian's commitment to Souper Bowl of Caring and their work as ambassadors, the Bastrop, TX community has taken a unique ownership of Souper Bowl of Caring and the work to empower young people and tackle hunger. Be on the lookout for the work of the Bastrop and Central Texas community in Souper Bowl of Caring seasons to come!
Interested in hosting a Service Blitz in your community? Click here to see how easy is to coordinate! It's a great opportunity to unite youth, families, community members and businesses to get out and serve. We're excited to have your community join the team.