Dish 'N Dames features Keep Austin Fed Executive Director

Dish ‘n Dames is dedicated to bringing awareness to the significant and impactful roles of women in the culinary world. They elected to follow the full food chain and chose to feature Keep Austin Fed in this series. Check out this fantastic interview they did with our Executive Director, Lisa Barden, to learn more about what we do as an organization and what brought Lisa from a career in software development to one that tries to put an end to both food waste and food insecurity.

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Do your part to help Keep Austin Fed this week

Summer can be a tough time for families facing food insecurity. Kids are no longer being provided with breakfast and lunch through school programs, and it isn't always possible for them to get to summer meal program locations on their own in the middle of the day. 

Keep Austin Fed has calculated that they have been able to rescue enough food to feed an individual 3 meals/day for a whole month for about $7. A family of four could be fed with rescued food for only $30/month. To highlight the significant impact a $7 donation can have, they have declared the week of 7/7 to be Keep Austin Fed Week.

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Keep Austin Fed announces new food awareness week to help families in need

Keep Austin Fed is a volunteer organization that gathers surplus amounts of food from commercial kitchens, and then distributes it to charities and food banks, according to their website. The group was started in 2004 with the goal of directing high quality food out of the landfill and to those in need.

The nonprofit is naming the week of July 7 "Keep Austin Fed Week," because summertime can be tough for families facing food insecurities, due to kids not receiving meals at school during summer break, their website noted.

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