Children Making Change

If you don’t think kids can make a difference, let us introduce you to Austin Brannan. The inspirational eleven-year-old from Alamo was motivated to take action after being introduced to a “21 Days of Kindness” program at school. The program was designed by the volunteer organization, KindSpring, to teach kids how daily acts of kindness have the potential to change the world. 

After learning about the importance of kindness, Austin brainstormed small ways to make a big difference in his hometown. Austin sent KindSpring a message outlining his mission to spread kindness by purchasing groceries for the elderly. In return KindSpring sent back a $100 check to help launch his plan. Austin decided to put the dollars to good use by supporting the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.

In addition to raising funds via an online Virtual Food Drive, he also held a Food Drive in his neighborhood. Over 1,500 pounds of food and $1,000 later it’s safe to say Austin’s small act of kindness blossomed into a much larger deed. Austin and members of his community ended up  contributing over 2,000 meals to their neighbors in need!

We are thankful to our supporters of all ages who are finding a way to make an impact on their community!

Kick-off your own kindness challenge by organizing a virtual food drive in your community (every dollar donated helps provide 2 meals!). Visit to get started.