Hill Country Daily Bread
November 30, 2010
I have been volunteering at Hill Country Daily Bread for about six years. I am in awe of the dedicated staff of this organization and the breadth of services they provide to those in need. Rarely have I seen an organization comprised of such caring, committed individuals with a heart for service and a vision to make a difference in their community. HCDB not only seeks to meet the immediate needs of those living in poverty through its numerous programs, but also strives to build relationships with the people they serve in order to help lift them out of poverty.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I've seen the relief and joy of parents receiving Christmas gifts for their children. It must be extremely stressful to have the holidays approaching and know you can't afford to buy your child a gift, but HCDB ensures that every parent they serve is provided with a special gift for each child.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
expand their warehouse facility ASAP. Although a larger facility is planned, it will take time to raise the funds. Currently, HCDB is busting at the seams. Its ability to expand its programs is limited by the size of its current facility, but unfortunately the need in the community continues to grow. To maximize its potential and effectiveness, HCDB needs a larger facility as soon as possible.
Volunteer & I coordinate the Christmas Gift Project every year which provides gifts to the children in every family routinely served by HCDB. With parents who struggle to keep food on the table, it's difficult to find the extra money to buy Christmas gifts. HCDB pr.