Hunger Action Month in September raises awareness and mobilizes the public to take action on the issues of hunger. In Central Texas, one in six individuals face hunger and one in five kids don’t know where their next meal will come from. That’s why we’re asking you to take action to fight hunger. Here are some easy and delicious ways to make a difference during Hunger Action Month:
Snooze Bacon Day
Celebrate Bacon Day on September 1! What better way to celebrate than by giving back. On this day, Snooze Eatery North and South Lamar will donate 10 percent of the day’s sales to the Food Bank. To make it even more special, they’ll be unveiling three, bacon inspired dishes for the day and having a contest to win a year’s worth of Tender Belly bacon. Get more information on how to win the bacon here.
Austin Beerworks Special Brew
Join us for Austin Beerworks' release of a new beer called Scully Effect on September 8. The beer has been brewed in collaboration with the Central Texas Food Bank's nutrition manager. For every purchase of the beer, $1 will be donated to the Food Bank.
Beer Yoga at the Jackalope
Do you like free yoga and beer? Bell’s Brewery is hosting a fun yoga class at the Jackalope South Shore, benefiting the Food Bank, on Sunday, September 9. Bring healthy, nonperishable food items to receive a free beer from Bell’s Brewery as you enjoy the yoga class!
Taste of East Austin Festival & 5K
The Taste of East Austin Festival & 5K takes you around the Whisper Valley community and ends at the finish line with a complimentary beer. All participants will receive an event swag bag, t-shirt and finishers medal. To participate in the 5K, purchase tickets here.
The festival kicks off at 9 a.m. with live music, local artisans and boutiques and plenty of food and cocktails from East Austin restaurants and food trucks. Culinary demonstrations will occur throughout the day featuring East Austin culinary experts. The festival is free and family friendly. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The event will be at Whisper Valley on Saturday, September 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Food Bank.
California Pizza Kitchen Pizza with a Purpose
Indulge in some pizza and make a difference for our neighbors facing hunger. When you dine at California Pizza Kitchen at the Domain or Barton Creek Mall locations from September 17-23, they’ll donate 20 percent of your check to the Food Bank. Purchases include dine-in, takeout, catering and all beverages. All you have to do is show your server this flyer or tell them you’re there to support the Food Bank.
Montucky Cold Snacks
BoxLunch Get Some. Give Back.
BoxLunch, a specialty retailer offering licensed pop culture merchandise, is fighting hunger alongside Feeding America and their network food banks, including the Central Texas Food Bank. With every $10 spent in-store or online, BoxLunch will help provide a meal to an individual. You can make an even bigger impact by rounding up your charge or making a donation at checkout.
Fighting hunger is sweet thanks to the Cheesecake Factory. For each slice of their new Very Cherry Ghirardelli® Chocolate Cheesecake sold through February 28, 2019, the Food Bank will receive a donation to help feed Central Texans in need.