Copperas Cove family gives comfort to community through banana bread

Posted at 7:29 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 21:09:57-04

COPPERAS COVE, TX — If you drive around Coppers Cove neighborhoods, you may see small loves of banana breading sitting around. You could find one on a table, in front of a door step or even hanging from a fence.

"We call it community banana bread," Oze Gant said.

It's an idea that came from her son, 9-year-old Elijah Gant.

"Well when I heard about people losing your jobs and that they couldn't do anything, I decided to help," he said.

What better way to give people a little comfort than through comfort food.

"One day we woke up and Elijah wanted to make banana bread. He then asked if we could make it for the community and I said of course," Oze said.

So Elijia and his mom got right to work prepping all the ingredients.

"Bananas, of course, flour, sugar, vanilla extract," she said.

The main ingredient, though, is love. Together, they've baked more than 100 loaves and are delivering them to anyone who wants one for free.

"To make people's day and try to motivate them to help other people," Elijah said.

His mission was accomplished. Their small act of kindness gave many people something to smile about.

"I think it's delicious. I love banana bread," Jolene Lopez said.

More importantly, it's showing others that giving back can go a long way.

"It's amazing. Just something, a small act of kindess like that, it can bring a whole community together," Lopez said.