At a time when almost one in five Central Texans live in a household at risk of hunger, the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas received a bit of support from crypto-currency enthusiasts. The Capital Area Food Bank is now the first food bank in the United States to accept Bitcoin donations to fight hunger.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, the largest hunger relief organization in Central Texas is now accepting Bitcoin donations. 96 percent of donations made to the Food Bank directly support programs. Without processing fees, 100 percent of Bitcoin donations go to the Food Bank. This means that Bitcoin donations will provide more healthy meals for Central Texans in need. Bitcoin donations are accepted at austinfoodbank.org/bitcoin/
“We live in a tech-savvy community and it makes sense for us to make it as easy as possible for our supporters to make a difference” said Hank Perret, Capital Area Food Bank of Texas president and CEO. “Accepting Bitcoin is an excellent tool to help us fulfill our mission and be there for Central Texans who need our help.” The Capital Area Food Bank will kick off this new way to fight hunger with the unveiling of the new Bitcoin ATM in Austin on Sunday March 2.
• Date/Time: Sunday March 2 at 2 p.m.
• Location: Central Texas Gun Works, 321 W. Ben White Blvd.
• What: Food Bank representatives will be at the second Bitcoin ATM ribbon cutting, accepting Bitcoin donations and explaining how Bitcoin can help fight hunger.
• Visuals and Interviews: Jackie Rogers, Community Relations Director with the Capital Area Food Bank; Larry Gonzalez, Texas State Representative for House District 52; Michael Cargill, Owner of Central Texas Gun Works.
About Capital Area Food Bank of Texas:
The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. Founded in 1981, Capital Area Food Bank of Texas provides food and grocery products through a network of 300 Partner Agencies and feeding and nutrition programs across 21 Central Texas counties, serving 48,000 people every week. For more information on Capital Area Food Bank of Texas and its programs, visit www.austinfoodbank.org or call 512/282-2111