The group provided over 300 fresh, hand prepared meals using both local produce and locally harvested game.
This month, C.A.T.I. Austin seeks to mirror that event and improve upon it by also distributing donated clothing and hygiene products.
Members of Come and Take It Texas say that they find it “incredibly fulfilling” to address these urgent needs that have become so common in today’s financial climate.
They’re also “especially proud” to be serving the many US military veterans that find themselves without any community support after they leave the service.
CATI Austin member Tom Jefferson stated: “We understand this is just one meal and a few items of clothes right now, but we hope to show the many in need that we have not forgotten about them.”
Come and Take It Texas is an entirely self-funded grassroots organization.
Their philosophy is inspired by civil rights heroes such as Rosa Parks who demonstrated the world changing power that one individual can wield when focused on societal evolution. They are quick to point out however that real change only occurs when others join in the effort.
Come and Take It Texas hopes that their projects inspire others to seek out a local chapter and help preserve the Texas traditions of responsibility and independence that are so crucial in maintaining a self-sustaining community.
“Be the change you wish to see” – attributed to Mahatma Gandhi