Keep Austin Fed is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that gathers wholesome and nutritious surplus food from commercial kitchens and distributes it to area charities that serve hungry people in need.
Our mission: Keep Austin Fed reduces hunger and helps the environment by connecting surplus food and hungry neighbors.
Our vision: Happy passionate and engaged volunteers collaborating to permanently bridge the gaps between food surplus and food insecurity.
In 2004, founder Randy Rosens saved high quality catered food from an Austin Museum of Art Fundraising event at Laguna Gloria that was headed to the dumpster. The food fed a group of women and children living at a shelter in South Austin.
Today we rescue thousands of meals each month, feeding hundreds of our neighbors living with food insecurity — the 1 in 7 people who do not know where their next meal will come from. In addition, we are starting to put a dent in the approximately 30 percent of food in the U.S. that ends up in a landfill and produces methane gas.