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 the experts at the Texas Bitcoin Conference. The crypto-currency enthusiasts are joining the fight to end hunger in Central Texas.
The Texas Bitcoin Conference’s Bitcoincert, the world's first concert exclusively accepting Bitcoin, will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. The donations will make a big impact for Central Texans experiencing hunger.
“On behalf of the 300,000 clients we serve every year, and all of us engaged in the fight against hunger, we appreciate the support of the Bitcoin community for their efforts to help end hunger in our community” said Hank Perret, CAFB president and CEO.
"We are excited to have Capital Area Food Bank adding their voice to the Texas Bitcoin Conference amplifying the message that Bitcoin is a force for good!” said Paul Snow with the Texas Bitcoin Association.
Bitcoin donations to the Capital Area Food Bank are fast, secure and make a big difference for nonprofits. Unlike other types of electronic donations, 100% of Bitcoin donations go straight to supporting the mission, reducing the fees and overhead the charity pay. Currently, 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/
The Bitcoincert will be held March 6, 2014 at the Circuit of the Americas Stage. The Bitcoincert will take place after the Texas Bitcoin Conference at the Circuit of the Americas and feature artists such as: Carolyn Malachi, Tatiana Moroz, Jordon Page, Eric Tessmer Band, Nada Valli, and others. For more information and tickets, please check out the official webpage at Bitcoincert.org
About the Texas Bitcoin Association
The Texas Bitcoin Association (TBA) is a company formed by Texas Bitcoin enthusiasts for the purpose of educating the public about Bitcoin. The TBA does this by supporting Bitcoin meetup groups, conferences, and educational events. The TBA was first formed to organize the Texas Bitcoin Conference that takes place on March 6, 2014. The TBA also works to promote Bitcoin companies in Texas. The TBA is working on events to connect entrepreneurs with Investors, and to showcase new Bitcoin technologies and products to the public.
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, CAFB 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 CAFB and its programs, visit www.austinfoodbank.org or call 512/282-2111