Best Public Service Servant

Capital Area Food Bank

The ugly reality is that Texas ranks second out of 50 states in the highest percentage of hungry families. Shocking, isn't it? And did you know that Austin continues to have the highest cost of living in the state of Texas, exceeding housing costs in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Fort Worth? Not a pretty picture, but we can thank our lucky stars that we have the Capital Area Food Bank. Founded in 1981, in their first year they recovered, stored, and distributed just under 330,000 pounds of food. Today, they receive, store, and distribute more than 16 million pounds of food and grocery items to more than 370 human-service agencies in 21 Central Texas counties every year. And their above-and-beyond performance during this summer's series of hurricane crises was nothing short of miraculous. It's an awesome job, but someone has to do it ... and, with our help, CAFB does it beautifully.

Central Texas Food Bank
6500 Metropolis Dr., 512/282-2111
www.centraltexasfoodbank.org

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