AUSTIN — July 15, 2022 — The Central Texas Food Bank cut the ribbon today on the latest addition to its hunger-ending portfolio of programs, The Loewy Law Firm Garden Center. The facility is a purpose-built space within the Food Bank’s garden that enables innovative approaches to nutrition education and gardening programs – important companions to the organization’s system of food distribution.
“The Loewy Law Firm Garden Center represents our commitment to ending hunger here in Central Texas,” said Sari Vatske, President and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank. “Ending hunger is about access to nutritious food and this garden center provides just that. We extend our gratitude to Adam Loewy of The Loewy Law Firm, AMD and all the other donors who contributed to this project for helping us take next step toward a hunger-free community.”
The new Garden Center is a weather-protected space that allows Food Bank nutrition educators to provide cooking demonstrations using garden-fresh produce while promoting nutritional knowledge, culinary skills and healthier eating habits.
In addition to a large covered pavilion, the Garden Center features a storage space for tools and supplies and an area to wash, process and pack produce, minimizing spoilage and waste. There are also restrooms to support the high volume of volunteers working in the garden as well as classroom attendees.
The Garden Center’s AMD Pavilion will also serve as an outdoor event space for community events and fundraisers.
The brief ribbon cutting ceremony featured remarks by Sari Vatske, President and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank, Adam Loewy of The Loewy Law Firm and Anne Fertitta, Senior Manager, Global Community Relations, AMD.
ABOUT THE CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK
Now in its 40th year of serving those in need, the mission of Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. The Food Bank provides food and grocery products through a network of nearly 300 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 60,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas, an area about twice the size of Massachusetts. For more information on the Food Bank and its programs, visit centraltexasfoodbank.org.