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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