Beef Rewards Duties
- Promote and encourage the use of beef in the diet through fun activities such as:
- High School Family Consumer Science class participation
- Beef cooking demonstrations/recipes
- Elementary or middle school essay contest
- Beef for Father’s Day
- Beef for Mother’s Day
- Serving a beef lunch to Veterans.
- Maintain a list of contact information from previous activities for future Beef Rewards Chair
The Hill Country Cattlewomen (HCCW) Beef Rewards program strives to educate and support our communities. This program includes increasing public awareness of the nutritional value of beef in the menu. HCCW donates gift cards for the purchase of beef to local Food Banks to help support those in need of a helping hand. Our organization services eight different charities spread throughout the Hill Country. These include the Hill Country Veteran’s Center Food Bank, San Saba Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry, Johnson City Christian Food Pantry, Menard Community Center Food Pantry, Llano Food Pantry, Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries, Mason Community Kitchen and Kimble Meals on Wheels. Recipe cards and beef nutritional information brochures accompany the gift cards.
The Hamburger Feed for the Hill Country Youth Ranch in Ingram, Texas falls under the HCCW Beef Rewards Program. Along with a $500 gift card for the purchase of beef, the HCCW provide a hamburger lunch for the students along with an educational program on the nutritional benefits of eating beef.
In January the Hill Country Cattlewomen donated $100 gift cards from the Dutchman’s Meat Market in Fredericksburg to eight different food banks in the Hill Country area for the purchase of beef. The intention is to help these charities in their efforts to keep their freezers full for their food supply needs. Along with the meat donation the Cattlewomen also gave out beef recipe cards and educational brochures courtesy of the Texas Beef Council in an effort to help the recipients discover different ways of preparing their meals and try new recipes. The eight food banks that were donated to are as follows: Hill Country Veteran’s Center Food Bank, San Saba Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry, Johnson City Christian Food Pantry, Menard Community Center Food Pantry, Llano Food Pantry, Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries, Mason Community Kitchen and Kimble Meals on Wheels. We would like to thank all of these organizations for their hard and meaningful work. Pictured on the left is Teresa Moen, Director of Volunteerism and Guest Experience, Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries and on the right is Suzanne Crowe from the Hill Country Cattlewomen’s Organization
At Christmas time the HCCW participate in the Light the Night Parade in Fredericksburg Texas with a lighted float. The parade has a huge audience of 30,000 or more people that line the streets Fredericksburg. Live news coverage gives HCCW additional community recognition.