Wednesday, February 19, 2014

CBS Feeds the Poor in Austin

On January 31st , CBS high school campers, summer staff, and full time directors gathered in downtown Austin to set up the CBS “Mobile Soup Kitchen” to provide dinner to the hungry and homeless of Austin. CBS alumni set up tables of hot food, drinks, and snacks and served 100 people in fellowship until all of the food had run out.

During the summer, CBS Leadership Training campers (high schoolers who have completed the eleventh grade) complete a day of service by taking a field trip to Austin and setting up a lunch-time version of this soup kitchen, serving anyone in need until all food runs out. Campers even serve water to any pets that show up!

This night was especially fun, since Austin high school campers were able to reunite with each other, summer staff members, and full time Girls Camp Director, Adrienne Grissom, and share in the experience of giving back to their collective Austin community.

After serving dinner, the CBS crew
retired to owner Christine Baskin’s Austin home to celebrate the birthday of Xena Pierce with cupcakes and a hang out. It was great to reunite with summer friends in the spirit of helping those in need!

If you are interested in summer camp or the CBS Mobile Soup Kitchen, please send us an e-mail at