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- Festival is Sunday, June 12th from 2:30 to 5:00pm at The Circuit of the Americas
- Tickets are still available
- Festival has raised more than 62,833 meals in its first two years
The Austin Bacon and Beer Festival returns on Sunday, June 12th, for its 3rd year of showcasing bacon-centric food—prepared by bacon-loving chefs from Austin and Central Texas—paired with craft brews. The event, produced by Edible Austin and Eat Boston, and presented by The Circuit of the Americas, benefits the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.
This year, the festival moves to The Circuit of the Americas (9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., Austin, TX 78617) and will run from 2:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. The move to a larger venue means that tickets are still available for this event that sold out in its first two years.
A portion of the proceeds from the festival go to the Food Bank, allowing them to provide meals to thousands of Central Texans facing hunger and helping to close a “hunger gap” that leaves nearly 30 percent of our neighbors who are at risk of hunger without food assistance in their time of need. Food Bank staff will also be on hand to collect donations of canned goods and cash. In its first two years alone, the Bacon and Beer Festival raised nearly 63,000 meals for Central Texas families facing hunger.
“Can you think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than the Bacon and Beer Festival?” asked Mark Jackson, Chief Development Officer of the Capital Area Food Bank. “You can enjoy great bacon-themed food and craft beers while benefiting the Food Bank—helping us refill our warehouse just prior to the summer season when so many children, seniors and families struggle with hunger.”
One in 6 Central Texans faces hunger on a regular basis; for children, the number is 1 in every 4. And despite the Food Bank’s best efforts—more than 28 million meals provided last year—more people are turning for help to the Capital Area Food Bank and its Partner Agencies every day.
Tickets for the Bacon and Beer Festival can still be purchased at http://bit.ly/1WKKA1A. General Admission is $46.50 and VIP Admission is $85.00. General Admission allows attendees to sample bacon and beer while VIP Admission includes expedited entry, bacon and beer samples, a tote bag, shirt, limited addition leather coaster, and access to a VIP lounge.
About the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
The mission of Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. Founded in 1981, CAFB provides food and grocery products through a network of nearly 300 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 46,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, CAFB serves 21 counties in Central Texas, an area about twice the size of Massachusetts. For more information on CAFB and its programs, visit http://www.austinfoodbank.org.