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$40Billion in Cuts – Call Your Congressmen!

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So, I was scheduling my post of weekend links yesterday when the news that House voted to slash $40 billion from the food stamp program hit my Twitter feed. I wish I could say I was surprised, but our current Congress has proven time and time again that the interests of working families is just not their priority. This $40 billion cut will not only affect “able-bodied adults that are out of work.” The cut hits […]

lemonade for food results

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The kids raised $103.08 + canned goods on Saturday! Thank you to everyone that came out to support the girls’ work and a gigantic thanks to Wheatsville for welcoming us under their shady awning once again. We’ll be delivering the food and cash gift to the Capital Area Food Bank later this week. The 9yo is determined to beat her previous donation so we are already thinking through a Lemonade for Food repeat this coming Spring.  

strawberry lemonade for food this saturday

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We tasted two kinds of lemonade this afternoon and strawberry beat out the peach! The almost-10 year old will be selling strawberry lemonade in exchange for cash donations or canned goods this coming Saturday, August 17 at Wheatsville from noon-2pm. All proceeds from the day’s sales will go to the Capital Area Food Bank to help them restock after a very busy summer season. If you can’t make it send someone who can or help […]

volunteers still needed

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If you stepped foot inside a grocery store in the month of January in Austin, then you should have noticed the pre-packed bags of food that were available for purchase and donation at area H-E-B, Central Market and Randalls stores. The results of the massive Souper Bowl of Caring effort are in – 835,000 pounds of food (at last count)! They’ve run out of room at the Capital Area Food Bank‘s 60,000 square foot warehouse, […]

vegetarian recipe: fideo seco

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vegetarian recipe: fideo seco |

Fideos are a household staple for Latin-American families across the country and it rivals a pressure-cooked pot of beans in ease. Growing up, we ate my mom’s variation of the dish that was affectionately referred to as sopita. Her “little soup” consisted of noodles in a tomato-chicken broth and we would slurp it up on weekdays when life was too busy for the slow-simmered stews that we loved. What I’ve been making lately is a […]

memories & lemonade stand results

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Making lemonade reminds me of summers in Mexico with my grandfather. He would send us out into the garden behind the kitchen to fetch as many key limes as we could find. We’d tumble into the kitchen with them scooped in our skirts and drop them onto the table. We’d then sit for what seemed like hours, watching him carefully cut the limes, then squeeze them and finally add the sugar and water. At the […]

lemonade for food is tomorrow

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Come join us on Saturday (tomorrow) as we do our best to raise food and cash for the Capital Area Food Bank. LEMONADE FOR FOOD Sunday, May 1 from 3-5PM Saturday, May 7 from Noon-2pm Wheatsville Food Co-op 3101 Guadalupe Street SWAP A CANNED GOOD FOR A GLASS OF LEMONADE! They will be accepting cash/check donations and will also be taking online donations through Monday, May 9. Our efforts are especially important in light of the recent […]