Keep Austin Fed wins Austin Food & Wine Alliance Grant
On Tuesday night, the Austin Food & Wine alliance announced the 5 winners of
their AFWA 2016 grant program. The AFWA grant program awarded $27,500 for
2016, bringing their total grant amount to $142,500 over the last five years.
Thanks to a special sponsored Premiere Events Community Grant, they were able
to hand out 5 awards instead of the usual 4. We are both thrilled and humbled to
have been awarded the top grant amount this year! We were honored to share
the night with the 5 other deserving grant recipients – Miche Bread, La Flaca
Urban Gardens, SRSLY Chocolate, and the Austin Ed Fund, as well as the two
Honorable Mention winners – SPUN Ice Cream and LeRoy and Lewis.
With about 200 volunteers, Keep Austin Fed currently rescues over 50,000 meals
each month, providing nutritious food to our neighbors experience food
insecurity while diverting organic waste from our landfills. We look forward to
using this grant award to help us expand our capacity to serve even more of our
From The Alliance’s press release:
The Alliance’s grant program is the first in the nation to provide funding to
support culinary innovation that contributes to the local community. It is
intended to support chefs; farmers; wine-, beer-, and spirits-makers; artisan
producers; food-focused nonprofits; and educational groups. The grants align
with the AFWA’s mission to foster education, awareness, and innovation in the
Central Texas food and wine community.