Keep Austin Fed

Keep Austin Fed is a 100% volunteer-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that gathers wholesome and nutritious surplus food from restaurants and grocery stores and distributes it to area charities that serve hungry people in need. This impactful food program provides healthy and fresh food to 35 local non-profits, which each serve between 40 – 250 people. With donations from 15 donor restaurants and grocery stores, more than 200 volunteers and a budget this year that is less than $20,000, this astonishing organization rescues more than 50,000 pounds of food each month that was headed for the landfill, and feeds multitudes of hungry people in our community. This grant boosted the organization’s 2016 budget by 50% and supported hiring part-time staff to coordinate volunteers, help to feed our community and prevent greater food waste.