Cause Area

  • Community
  • Environment
  • Hunger


3903 S CONGRESS AVE UNIT 40760AUSTIN, TX 78704 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

1 in 7 people in Austin do not know where their next meal is coming from. 1 in 3 of them are children. At the same time, over 30% of food in the U.S. goes uneaten, mostly going to landfills where it generates environmentally harmful methane gas. Keep Austin Fed is a champion for our neighbors experiencing food insecurity. We serve our community through the redistribution of wholesome, nutritious food.


Keep Austin Fed began in 2004, when founder Randy Rosens saved high quality catered food from an Austin Museum of Art fundraising event at Laguna Gloria that was headed to the dumpster. The food fed a group of women and children living at a shelter in South Austin. Today our volunteers rescue thousands of meals each month, feeding hundreds of our neighbors living with food insecurity, and putting a dent in the amount of food in the U.S. that ends up in a landfill and produces harmful methane gas.

Now, we work with over 100 food businesses like grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, and other commercial kitchens to pick up their surplus food and then deliver it to local partner organizations for distribution. In 2022 Keep Austin Fed volunteers completed 5,484 rescues and helped redistribute over 1 million pounds of food (or the equivalent of 879,363 meals) to community members in need. Not only that, we also expanded our capacity by adding direct-to-community giveaways and installed walk-in coolers for food storage.

We're looking for new volunteers interested doing food rescues and sorting food at our coolers to help keep Austin fed!


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