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Hunger Fact:

HUNGER STORIES

Hear what Central Texans are saying about hunger.

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On Her Own

Tierra and her three children are new to Austin and will soon be on their own. Her husband is in the army and getting ready to go on deployment to Qatar.

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Tierra, Allison Elementary School, December 2010

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Louis Blase (rebroadcast)

Louis has a passion for cooking Cajun food. He is a Hurricane Katrina evacuee hailing from the heart of New Orleans.

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Louis Blase, Catholic Charities, September 2009

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Looking Forward to Summer Vacation

“When I go home, we don’t have that much food,” says nine-year-old Kaylee, who is waiting to eat Kids Cafe at Dove Springs Recreation Center. “I’ve been coming here for four years. It’s good. When I come here, I can eat. At home there’s not much food—none.”

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Kaylee, Dove Springs Kids Cafe, April 2010

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Kids Cafe Chef Talks About His Secret Recipes

Chef Robin Coleman knows how to cook a mean peach cobbler. Just ask the children who attend Dove Springs Recreation Center Kids Cafe program. “I love these kids,” says the chef. “I feel like their grandpa.” Chef Coleman cooks all the food from scratch, tweaking the menus to accommodate for the special dietary needs of some of the children. Read more on our blog.

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Robin Coleman, Kids Cafe Chef, April 2010

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Meet an Inspirational Community Leader

Donna Hoffman is an active community gardener and anti-hunger advocate. She is a garden mentor for students at Kealing Middle School in East Austin and also maintains her own backyard garden. She shares produce with pantries and neighbors! She is the Communications Coordinator for the Lonestar Chapter of the Sierra Club in Austin.

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Donna Hoffman, CAFB Advocate, March 2010

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Vegetable Lovin’

"I didn't realize all the unhealthy things we were eating," Gloria says after attending a CAFB nutrition class. "So I started a garden." Gloria and her granddaughter grow what they can in their own yard to supplement the produce their receive from Fresh Food for Families. When they get an abundant harvest, they are more than willing to share the bounty.

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Gloria Lopez, Fresh Food for Families, Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center, March 2010

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I Can’t Live One Day Without Food

Emily, 10, says kids need healthy food so they can "have strong bones." If there wasn't a Kids Cafe in her neighborhood she would feel "sad and hungry." When she grows up she wants to be a teacher... or maybe a fairy.

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Emily, Kids Cafe, South Austin Boys and Girls Club, March 2010

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We Have Children in Our Own Country Going to Bed Hungry

"Volunteering makes me feel like I'm giving back to these people," says school bus driver of Kosse, TX, Sandra McCreery. "Driving a school bus I see it. It helps them learn when they have a full belly."

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Sandra McCreery, "Wheels of Sharing" Mobile Food Pantry, March 2010

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I've Worked Hard All My Life

Lucille reminds us of the challenges families like her faced during the depression of the 1940s and how the Wheels of Sharing Mobile Food Pantry helps her and her neighbors.

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Lucille White, Wheels of Sharing Mobile Food Pantry, December 2009

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Why is Hunger Unacceptable to you?

Find out what our clients at the Reaching Out Center are saying or watch the movie

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Reaching Out Center, December 2009

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What Would You Do with a Million Dollars?

"“When I miss breakfast, I’m hungry all day,” Elizabeth, 9, says. “I feel grumpy like the Grouch in the trash can on Sesame Street.” She tells us what she would do if she had a million dollars and about her dreams of being a rockstar someday.

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Elizabeth, Kids Cafe Boys an Girls Club of South Austin, November 2009

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