Capital Area Food Bank
Since 1981, non-profit Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) has provided emergency food assistance for individuals and families and nutritious meals for children through more than 350 agencies and schools throughout Austin and Central Texas. Food is not distributed directly from Capital Area Food Bank, but through human and social service agencies, schools and faith based food pantries that provide hot meals served on-site or groceries to those in need. Capital Area Food Bank collects and receives grocery products and food donations the U.S. Department of Agriculture, individuals and businesses as well as surplus food from various food companies and grocery stores that might otherwise go to waste. The largest local retail donor to Capital Area Food Bank is HEB Grocery Company. Forty percent of the people served by Capital Area Food Bank are children. Over 20 million meals and 25 million pounds of food were distributed through Capital Area Food Bank in 2010.