Eagle’s Trace Makes It Count for Souper Bowl of Caring

Houston, Texas—The residents of Eagle’s Trace proved that little things can go a long way.
Back in September, the Community Outreach Committee of the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston distributed 175 red Solo ® cups to residents with a mission.  Placed on each cup was a label that read “Coins for Hunger.”
The sticker provided a friendly reminder for folks to save their spare change for the Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive, a campaign sponsored by the Houston Food Bank.
Five months later, the coins were collected in large water cooler jugs and counted, courtesy of People’s Trust Federal Credit Union on Eldridge Parkway.  
The final tally was announced at $2,297, according to Kristen Kennedy, Resident Services Coordinator at Eagle’s Trace.  Committee members presented a check in that amount to Yolanda Alexander of the Houston Food Bank during a town hall meeting on February 1.  
The donation will provide nearly 7,000 meals to the clients served by the organization.
“This was a true team effort as more than 200 residents took part in the project,” stated Mrs. Kennedy.  “Just as meaningful, we raised awareness about the mission of the Houston Food Bank.  As they serve needy families and individuals in southeast Texas on a daily basis, their work is far-reaching and impactful.”
Jack Gleeson is a member of the Residents’ Advisory Council of Eagle’s Trace and the liaison to the Community Outreach Committee.  He co-chaired the effort along with fellow resident Bud Guy.
“We are a cross-section of people from diverse backgrounds, but it makes me proud to see everyone’s willingness to unite behind a cause as important as the Souper Bowl for Hunger,” said Mr. Gleeson.  “It was one of our most successful projects, and we look forward to contributing again next year.” 
The Houston Food Bank is America’s largest food bank in distribution to its network of 600 hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties.  The organization provides 74 million nutritious meals to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding 800,000 people each year.  More information can be found at houstonfoodbank.org.
About Eagle’s Trace:  Eagle’s Trace is one of eighteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in Houston, Texas, the scenic 70-acre campus is home to more than 650 residents.  Eagle’s Trace is the ideal greater Houston retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.