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Reduce hunger and help the environment by connecting surplus food and neighbors in need.

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Website: http://www.keepaustinfed.org
Email: supportus@keepaustinfed.org
Phone Number: 512-831-3654
Address: 3903 S. Congress Ave #40760
Austin, TX 78704
We recognize and respect the effort our food contributors (and those throughout the food production chain) put in to providing this food. We know the earth and water resources that went into producing that food. And we honor the ideal that everyone deserves to eat good, healthy food.

Austin's Universal Recycling Ordinance, requiring food service businesses to divert organic material from the landfill, will apply to all food services establishments by October 2018. This has generated an increased interest in food recovery services such as Keep Austin Fed, and gives the food establishments an opportunity to give back to their community.

We strive to make that connection!

Impact Statement

Keep Austin Fed collects wholesome, nutritious, perishable food from local grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, and retailers and distributes it immediately to other charitable organizations that provide food services to their clients.

We calculated that our actual cost in 2017 to rescue and redistribute nearly 700,000 pounds of food came out to be just under 5 cents per meal.

Your contribution of just $25 can help us rescue enough food to provide your neighbors with 500 meals!

Needs Statement

In 2018, every food service establishment in Austin will be required to have an Organics Waste Diversion Plan in place to comply with the City's Universal Recycling Ordinance. This requirement brings huge opportunity to provide wholesome food to our community in need. In order to meet the increased demand for our services, we need to replace our already strained technology platforms to manage our logistics and volunteer communications, recruit more volunteers, and insure that we have enough equipment for our volunteers to maintain the safety of the food during transportation.

A donation of any amount will help us to improve our technology, expand our volunteer outreach, recruit new food donor establishments and add new recipient organizations.
"It went great! The clients loved it. We had a lot of families get food and they all actually ate together. We might bring out more tables and chairs to make it more inviting for everyone. We figured they would just come take a plate and head back to their cluster but it was nice seeing everyone eating together and hanging out." - SAFE Austin (formerly known as SafePlace) after receiving its first surplus meal delivery from G&M Catering.

"I'M BACK! This felt good today, last minute. I was having a really bad day and this made it better....to think about other people getting delicious meals...." - Victoria P., Keep Austin Fed Volunteer

"We would like to thank you tremendously for the on-going donations!! We greatly value the relationship with Keep Austin Fed, and wholeheartedly appreciate the generosity from KAF and the various donors; what an amazing concept and such a wonderful opportunity for our residents to have access to additional supplemental food." - Lori B., Foundation Communities Program Manager

Match Amount

$2000

Matching Funds Description

The Keep Austin Fed Board of Directors has collectively raised $4000, and Mickey Leib, a very generous individual has pledged $2000, to match dollar for dollar for the first $6000 donated!
Do you have 1-2 hours to spare each week (or even each month)? As a food rescuer, you can use that hour or two to provide dozens (sometimes hundreds) of meals to Austinites in need. Or if you prefer to volunteer your time from the comfort of your own home, we need people with IT, website, social media, organizational, photography, and blogging skills.

Learn more about the how to become a Keep Austin Fed volunteer at http://keepaustinfed.org/volunteer/.