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.Read More
If all of Austin’s food service organizations had unlimited time and resources to connect with organizations that feed the hungry, there may be no need for a nonprofit such as Keep Austin Fed.
But connecting unused food to those in need takes more than goodwill. It takes connections, relationships and time that many businesses do not have.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness for what is known as food insecurity, as well as food waste throughout Austin, and to offer people an affordable and meaningful way to help alleviate hunger in our community.Read More
What does a brewery have to do with food waste? Lisa Barden (program director with Keep Austin Fed) discovered the answer to that question when she was watching the popular Anthony Bourdain documentary Wasted. The documentary featured a UK brewery that was using excess bread from bakeries to make beer.Read More