Every Thursday afternoon at the Como Community Center, 100 students receive healthy snacks consisting of nutrition bars, diced fruits, and juice donated by your Community Food Bank. In just one month, the program has made significant impact on the community. Here is what the Director of Como Community Center, Carol Brown, had to say about her partnership with the Community Food Bank!
“The Community Food Bank provided the food and resources necessary for us to educate our students on healthy nutrition. The kids are sent home with healthy snacks they can enjoy in the evenings and on weekends. Parents are happy and the children are happy. We are very grateful. The Community Food Bank does a wonderful job at what they do. The more I learn about them, the more wonderful I think they are.” -Carol Brown
The education Carol Brown mentions above is through our new partnership with Texas A&M’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). The Community Food Bank is reaching out to help more low income and high-risk areas. Not only do we make an effort to help feed those in need in our community, but we also offer nutritional information to prevent diseases like diabetes and obesity. The food bank offers training courses for those interested in becoming a Community Food Bank EFNEP instructor for local students. The Community Food Bank welcomes you to be a part of our Family!