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Keep Austin Fed launches a weeklong campaign to end hunger

Monday, July 8, 2019 by Tai Moses

This week marks the first-ever Keep Austin Fed week, a food insecurity awareness campaign organized by the local nonprofit Keep Austin Fed. The campaign, which started July 7 and will run for seven days, aims to show how far $7 can go to feed a hungry person. Lisa Barden, the executive director of Keep Austin Fed, said in a news release, “For only $7 a month, we have been able to rescue enough food to feed an individual three meals a day, every day.” KAF volunteers collect food from commercial kitchens and distribute it to hungry people. KAF points out that rescuing edible food doesn’t just help to feed hungry people; it helps to end food waste. The campaign invites Austinites to help feed their neighbors in need by contributing $7 a month to the campaign about the price of a pint of artisanal ice cream. Other ways to help are by donating surplus food or volunteering to distribute or pick up food from hotels, supermarkets, schools and restaurants.

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