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Thank you for believing

hunger is unacceptable.

Thank you

CAFB supporters

2009 was a year of headlines, often large and in bold type. As the demand increased at food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, more and more children, families and seniors turned to the Capital Area Food Bank’s network of agencies for assistance. For too many

In our 2008-2009 fiscal year, more than 30,000 people, corporations, foundations and organizations generously donated food, funds, time and their voice. Thank you to all our supporters for the many ways you give to our mission.

in the communities we serve, meeting even the most basic needs is a daily challenge. The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is fuel for the hungry. Every day, we act on that by nourishing hungry people and leading our community in ending

Financial Donors

hunger here, in Central Texas.

Individuals: 13,825

In a year when our Partner Agencies recorded nearly 2 million individual client

Workplace: 713

visits, the Capital Area Food Bank responded by providing the equivalent of

Businesses: 427

17.2 million meals to almost 300,000 children, families and older adults across

Organizations: 172

21 Central Texas counties. We deployed a Mobile Food Pantry to reach underserved

Foundations: 72

rural and urban areas, and expanded critical programs such as Kids Cafe, Fresh

Total: 14,496

Financial Donors Volunteers Total volunteers: 13,500

Food for Families and HOPE (Healthy Options Program for the Elderly).

Total volunteer hours: 80,000 We also sought local and grassroots support for legislation during the 2009

Increase in volunteer hours from ’07-08: 30%

legislative session. With the support of our Central Texas delegation, we, along with DAVID DAVENPORT

our 18 sister food banks in Texas, helped secure the passage of HB 1622 – the “Food Bank Bill.”


President & CEO

During this year of unprecedented increase in need, you acted boldly on the belief that MIKE TOMSU Board President

Hunger is Unacceptable. Volunteers gave 80,000 hours of support, advocates contacted their


elected officials on behalf of those in need, and more than 14,500 individuals, foundations and


More than 18 million meals provided Nearly 300,000 people nourished More than 355 non-profit partners

corporations generously gave nearly 28,000 financial gifts necessary to fund critical Food Bank programs and services needed by so many in our community. Thank you for giving your gifts of time and treasure, as well as giving your voice to the policy

Advocates Total: 7,380

issues impacting so many of our neighbors in need. As an organization, we have much success to celebrate. And as always, celebration is tempered by our work ahead to begin reducing – and ultimately ending – hunger in Central Texas.

Food Donors

Thank you, again, for your committed and passionate efforts. Together, we will continue


nourishing those in need, and serve as leaders in creating a hunger-free community.


Food Donors 107 retail stores participated in the Central Texas Food Rescue program 156 food drive donors

Thank you, CAFB supporters.

139 various regional and national food donors Total: 402



Volunteers We live in a nation of self-help, but the most fundamental way to help ourselves lies in our outreach to others. Our volunteers increase awareness of our shared humanity, and better the lives of those we serve. They provide a profound power to both lend perspective and sustain us during challenging times. Last year, our volunteers moved beyond themselves and, in turn, 1% College

we found ourselves renewed. And for that, we thank you. Adult Service 4%

18% Corporate 2% Administrative

Volunteer Leaders 6%

: Total volunteers


nteer hours from Increase in volu

hours: Total volunteer




12% Youth & Family

AmeriCorp VISTA 14% Direct Service 9% Court-Mandated 2%

1% Interns 08 -20 09 Fis ca l ye ar 20 en ts Vo lu nt ee r segm

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Accomplishments With the help of our volunteers, we taught community partners how to grow their own food through the CAFB Teaching Garden project. Volunteers served families in north Austin at our Reaching Out Center food pantry. We hosted the “Sort it Out” event for our unemployed neighbors to help them connect, network and serve. We created an online volunteer scheduling system. And we created a bright, welcoming new volunteer lobby. Through a challenging year, we saw new talent, new ideas and a new vision from our volunteers.





Thank you, volunteers. For a complete list of volunteer groups, visit


Donors You nourished our community. Thank you to the more than 14,500 people, companies, foundations and organizations who made up our family of financial supporters in our 2008-2009 fiscal year.

“Volunteering is a great way to utilize those skills you had when you got paid to work. You learn about the inner workings of organizations and learn new skills in an intimidation-free environment. The Food

Bank understands this,

the pool family

Bill and Elizabeth Harris

and I value that.”

“I was fortunate to volunteer for the 2009 Hunger

“We give because we want people in our community to

Study. I interviewed people who use food pantries

have access to enough nutritious food. Food prices at

across Central Texas. Talking to people one-on-one was

the grocery store remind us how challenging it can be

an eye-opening experience. The first thing you realize

to provide balanced meals for your family. This is our

is that the public stereotype of those in need is sadly

way of helping to make that more possible.”

— Martha Hoflich, Volunteer

misinformed. Everyone had a unique background and an individual story. I saw my family, my friends, and

— Bill Harris

myself in the faces and stories I encountered.” — Thomas Pool Martha volunteers every Monday, and neither steps foot in our warehouse nor touches a can of food. She volunteers with our internal operations, tracking the hours for our volunteer community of 13,500. Martha works with the volunteer-run team at the Food Bank, helping enhance the



technical capabilities of the Food Bank to track volunteer donor involvement. She has transformed the way we capture and report on the work of our famed volunteers. Thank you, Martha, and all our volunteers who help educate our community, assist with community events, help with office projects, sort donations and provide food for hungry Central Texans. We value you; your diversity, time and talents. Thank you.

“Thanks to agencies like the Food Bank, a dollar donated actually creates more than a dollar of value in someone else’s life. The same goes with the donation of time… and it makes you feel so good!” — Thomas Pool




– Central Texas Food Rescue – CHOICES: A Nutrition Education Program – Fresh Food for Families – Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE) – Kids Cafe – Partner Agency Education – SNAP (Food Stamp) Outreach & Education – “Wheels of Sharing” Mobile Food Pantry

Benny Benny, 10, a regular fan of Kids Cafe, wants to be a police officer when he grows up. He’s active in sports like soccer, track and basketball, so he knows how important it is for children to get wholesome meals. “It’s bad when kids are hungry because they lose energy,” he explained. “They might not have enough energy to think in school. When I get hungry, my stomach growls and my head hurts. Sometimes I have to wait a long time to eat.” He says he’s studying hard in math (his favorite subject) so he can get good grades in school. “It’s important for kids to get enough food so they can be strong and healthy,” said Benny. “Like the food at Kids Cafe – that’s healthy!”

General Watson General Watson has been coming to the “Wheels of Sharing” Mobile Food Pantry in San Saba since August 2009. “If there wasn’t a food pantry here,” he says, “I’d probably go without. It helps quite a bit when my income doesn’t go all the way.” After retiring from the military, he worked in business management, and as a baker and steward in a variety of jobs. “I make everything and anything,” he says about the food he receives from the Mobile Food Pantry. “I appreciate the pantry, and I’m glad to have it. As you can see,” he says, motioning to the line of clients waiting early on a frigid morning,


“there are a lot of people here who need it. These people wouldn’t be here if they didn’t have to be.”

In addition to food distribution to Partner Agencies, the Food Bank oversees targeted outreach programs, which

touched the lives of almost 30,000 Central Texans during our 2008-2009 fiscal year. Providing everything from educational opportunities, nutritious produce and protein, bags of groceries, hot meals, food delivery to rural communities and SNAP (Food Stamp) applications assistance, CAFB programs address vital



community needs. Through restricted gifts and grants, individual contributions, and even buying a bowl at the 13th annual Austin Empty Bowl Project,

more than 600 individuals, businesses, organizations

and foundations contributed directly to support our programs in our 2008-2009 fiscal year. Thank you.

Thank you, program sponsors. For a complete list of program sponsors, visit



Community events

Building can structures, listening to live reggae music or purchasing hand-crafted bowls are just a few of the creative ways our community helps nourish hungry Central Texans. From October 2008 through September 2009, more than

600 community events enabled the Food Bank to provide more than 4.2 million meals for families, older adults and children in need. We are grateful to our community for your support in coordinating hundreds of Food & Fund Drives, Sponsored Events, and Cause-Related Marketing Campaigns on our behalf. Thank you.

2008 Applied Materials Food & Fund Drive

16th annual Austin Reggae Festival 2009 Austin Empty Bowl Project





Thank you, community events supporters. For a complete list of the top 50 community events, visit

2009 Souper Bowl of Caring Food & Fund Drive

Financial highlights Our pledge is to maintain effective outreach by being good stewards of the funds entrusted to us. The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is ranked a 4-Star charity on Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent charity tracker. This is the highest rank that Charity Navigator awards, and is achieved through the Food Bank’s efficient stewardship of all donated food and funds. The Food Bank is audited by the accounting firm Lockart, Atchley & Associates, LLP. Financial data presented here is consolidated for the 2008–2009 fiscal year.

$41.4 Million

$1.6 Million

Food Bank support and revenue

Total miscellaneous revenue

Schedule of Support, Revenue, Expenses and Net Assets For Year-End September 30, 2009

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Bank are returned to the community in programs and services. This is the highest of any non-profit based in Austin.



Client story: Theresa

Board of directors Michael J. Tomsu (Chairperson), Vinson & Elkins Jim Baudin (Vice Chairperson), 3M, Retired Jayna Burgdorf (Secretary), Community Volunteer Catherine P. Thompson (Treasurer), Motion Computing Betty Otter-Nickerson (Immediate Past Chairperson), Lance Armstrong Foundation Melissa Anthony, anthonyBarnum Public Relations Susan A. Baughman, Clark, Thomas & Winters, P.C. Matt Dow, Jackson Walker, L.L.P. Mark Downing, Silicon Laboratories Vanessa Downey-Little, City of Austin, Retired Laura Estes, H-E-B Rick Gesing, Applied Materials Ken Jacob, ITT World Directories, Retired “I want to thank people

Dr. Deborah Kerr, Ph.D., Consultant

around Austin that

Eric Klasson, CrystaTech, Inc.

contribute to places like

Melissa Mitchell, Ernst & Young

this. If it weren’t for those

David Montoya, University of Texas School of Law Sue Snyder, Jackson Walker, L.L.P.

fortunate people to donate items, we wouldn’t have


these pantries. I’m so

Hank Perret, Zarlink Semiconductor, Inc.

grateful—I wouldn’t know

David Davenport, Capital Area Food Bank of Texas

where else to go.”

Ken Jacob, ITT World Directories, Retired Eric Klasson, Crysta Tech, Inc.

Theresa at Catholic Charities, a CAFB Partner Agency, December 2009

Theresa says she knows food pantries are a valuable resource for her family and others in the Austin area. “I hope and pray no one takes advantage of it. Last year, I came twice,”



she said. “This pantry distributes twice a month, but I don’t need it that often. What I like about it is you can pick the items that you can actually use. Here you have a choice. If there is something I won’t use, I just leave it. Someone else can use it.”



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Thank you for believing

Thank you, volunteers, for contributing more than 80,000 hours of service.

hunger is unacceptable.

Top 10 Adult Service Groups Tzu Chi Single Volunteers of Austin (SVA) Phi Theta Kappa Delta Sigma Pi Islamic Ahlul Bayt Association

Austin Young Lawyers Association RSVP AmeriCorps Austin Society of CPAs Cornell Club

Top 10 College Groups UT Nutrition UT Law Students UT Freshman Leadership Organization UT Alpha Phi Omega UT Law Society of Gentlemen

St. Edward’s Residence Life St. Edward’s University Nueces Mosque, Student Chapter UT Alpha Kappa Alpha UT Chi Beta Delta

Top 25 Workplace Groups Dell Deloitte Cisco AMD Freescale National Instruments LCRA Applied Materials H-E-B Intel Wayport American Campus Communities IBM

Sun Microsystems Texas General Land Office Simpson Property Group St. David’s Community Health Foundation Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications (TASSCC) Maxwell Locke & Ritter Life Technologies Wells Fargo Compass Bank Coca-Cola Corporation Network in Austin Elliott Electric Supply

Top 10 Youth and Community Groups Week of Hope - Group Workcamps Foundation Anderson High School National Honor Society St. Catherine of Sienna Bethany Lutheran Church Regents School

Westlake Bible Church Legacy Oaks Christian School National Charity League - Capital of Texas Chapter Mimosa Lane Baptist Church New Life Assembly

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AmeriCorps VISTAs (Volunteers In Service To America)

VISTAs are members of a national volunteer program who commit to one year of service, helping build the Food Bank’s internal capacity to end hunger in Central Texas. Alese Colehour, Communications Story Bank VISTA Sarah Duncan, Development Research VISTA Carrie Gibson, Communications Story Bank VISTA William Hubenschmidt, Development Communications VISTA Tania Jordanova, Food Resources VISTA

John Lyon, Faith-Based Capacity Building VISTA Marenna Montague, Volunteer Resources VISTA Sarah Trovato-White, Agency Relations VISTA Sarah Woodward, Agency Relations VISTA

County & State Programs Austin Municipal Courts Adult and Youth Probation Texas Second Chance Travis County CSCD

Travis County Adult Probation Travis County S.M.A.R.T. Program

Interns Justin Block, University of Texas at Austin Emmeline Carrasco, University of Texas at Austin Mery Chan, University of Texas at Austin Emily Eckelkamp, University of Texas at Austin Aisha Fletcher, University of Texas at Austin

Trisha Gill, St. Edward’s University Emily Hays, Trinity University Audrey J. Rasmussen, University of Texas at Austin Ashley Riegler, St. Edward’s University Jennifer Sanchez, Texas State graduate

Special Needs Groups Hays High School Life Skills Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) The Clifton School

Akins High School Life Skills Austin Soco Dayhab Del Valle High School Life Skills Eanes ISD 19+ Program Go Project

Volunteer Leaders

Volunteer Leaders help train, lead and ensure a meaningful and safe volunteer experience for our community of volunteers. Bill Althenn Paul Anderson Cory Barnett Robert Bluethman McCraw Cromwell Greg Dunn John English Louise Froelich Criselda Garza Wayne Glander Alex Kalk

Ruth Kaplan John Knorr Betty Linker Alexandra McKeone Lara McKeown Michael Mikan Bob Olds Tammy Philipp Burta Pierce Beverly Pond Cathy Roach

Harold Ryan Daniel Saeger Sharon Schnack Jeff Strahan Glenn Tamura Bill Thieme James Ward Clifford Wilkes Kristi Willis Anke WinklerPrins Robert Zapalac


STAR Volunteers

Volunteers who help with administrative projects or Product Recovery donation sorting a minimum of once a week. Mary Afflerbach John Alexander Margo Allison Sarah Allison Karen Brittain Willie Brittain Ervin Butler Nanette Cetaruk

Al Glasscock Lorraine Glasscock Janet Harwell Margie Hays Martha Hoflich Imelda Martinez Jim Mills Wanda Mills

Sheila Proctor Donna Riddell Roxanne Roland Mike Strange Sue Thurston Nancy Tiley Sharon Tiley Kathrine Weaver

Program Sponsors Thank you, program sponsors, for touching the lives of almost 30,000 Central Texans.

Kids Cafe

Kids Cafe confronts childhood hunger and food insecurity by collaborating with after-school enrichment programs at schools and community organizations to provide free evening meals to children in low-income neighborhoods. During the 2008-2009 program year, the Food Bank oversaw 32 Kids Cafe sites in Austin, Waco, and San Marcos. Thank you, 2008-2009 Kids Cafe sponsors: A Glimmer of Hope Foundation Advanced Micro Devices Austin Empty Bowl Project Bank of America Foundation BMC Software Butler Family Foundation Carino's Foundation Carl C. Anderson Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Family Foundation Carolyn Rice Bartlett Foundation Dell Foundation Dorothy and Jim Kronzer Foundation Feeding America and Mars Foods US, LLC For Every Child Freescale Semiconductor Grande Communications

H-E-B Grocery Company JPMorgan Chase Foundation Mills Dennis Family Foundation National Instruments Scott and Sari Garfinkle Silicon Laboratories Rachael and Ben Vaughan Foundation Randalls Tim and Julie Petrovic Topfer Family Foundation Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Inc. University Area Rotary Club Veritas Foundation Woodforest National Bank 3M Foundation

Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE)

Partnering with neighborhood centers, churches and other agencies already working with older adults age 60 and older, HOPE provides older adults living on a fixed income with monthly bags of supplemental groceries. Thank you, HOPE sponsors: Church World Service’s CROP Hunger Walk Donald D. Hammill Foundation Finn Family Foundation Isla Carroll Turner Friendship Trust

Roy F. & Joann Cole Mitte Foundation St. David's Community Health Foundation Topfer Family Foundation


Fresh Food for Families

Even with a steady income, the cost of living in Central Texas makes it difficult for some families to pay bills, clothe their children, and purchase nutritious food. For older adults, low-income families and those living on fixed or limited incomes, Fresh Food for Families provides a nutritious, economic and efficient solution. The program provides families with quality fruits, vegetables and other perishables free of charge, on a regular basis. Thank you, Fresh Food for Families sponsors: Bank of America Foundation Beaumont Foundation of America Church World Service’s CROP Hunger Walk

“Wheels of Sharing” Mobile Food Pantry

The “Wheels of Sharing” Mobile Food Pantry program is one of the Food Bank’s most effective ways of addressing hunger and food insecurity. Operating out of a custom-built, refrigerated tractor-trailer, the program fills geographic and service gaps in emergency food assistance by distributing basic staples, produce, and frozen items, as well as providing SNAP (Food Stamp) application assistance directly to those at risk of hunger in Central Texas communities. Thank you, Mobile Food Pantry sponsors: Charles H. Phipps Family Foundation Garber Family Foundation Donald D. Hammill Foundation

Pampered Chef Theodore P. Davis Chartable Trust

Central Texas Food Rescue

Quality fruits, vegetables, and meat are essential to a balanced diet, and are also expensive and difficult for food assistance programs to acquire. The Central Texas Food Rescue program obtains a variety of donated products including dairy products, frozen foods, meat, bakery items and produce through established relationships with local retailers. Thank you, Central Texas Food Rescue sponsors: James R. Dougherty, Jr. Foundation Rachael and Ben Vaughan Foundation

Regional Food Delivery

The Regional Food Delivery program brings perishable and packaged foods at no additional cost to centrally located drop sites in outlying areas that are easily accessible for the more remote CAFB Partner Agencies serving rural populations.

SNAP (Food Stamp) Outreach Program

In 2008, the Federal Food Stamp Program changed its name to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is a key way to address the nutritional needs of low-income Texas families and one of the nation’s most important defenses against hunger. CAFB’s SNAP Outreach coordinators help increase enrollment through application assistance in 21 Central Texas counties.

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CHOICES, a nutrition education program, helps individuals and families make smart choices at mealtime. The classes help people eligible for SNAP make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose active lifestyles. Thank you, CHOICES sponsor: Lifetime Fitness Foundation

Top 50 Community Events Thank you, community events supporters, for raising more than 4.2 million meals through coordinating, attending or contributing to one of the Food Bank’s 600 annual community events. Wells Fargo & FOX 7 "Turn Hungry Holidays into Happy Holidays" 16th annual Austin Reggae Festival Souper Bowl of Caring Applied Materials Food & Fund Drive H-E-B Help End Hunger 12th annual Austin Empty Bowl Project 17th annual National Association of Letter Carriers "Stamp Out Hunger" Bruce Springsteen "Meet, Greet and Rock" Dell Food & Fund Drive 2009 Austin CROP Hunger Walk 19th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Procter & Gamble "Stock Up and Give" CBS-42/Scouting for Food Drive Andrews Kurth LLP Food & Fund Drive Temple Beth Shalom Food & Fund Drive Amherst Lunch Collection Time Warner Cable Teamwork Food & Fund Drive Cliff Over Lake Austin CANstruction Legacy of Giving Food Drive 13th annual Austin Halloween Cave Party KGSR Restaurant Week 6th annual Rock-N-Restock 2nd annual Scouting for Food Randalls Neighbor Helping Neighbors Silicon Laboratories Food & Fund Drive Keller Williams Food Drive

13th annual Austin University Area Rotary Club & Ron Lantz Invitational Austin Chapter Association of Records Managers & Administrators “Annual Shred Day” NVIDIA Carnival & Fund Drive Building Owners and Managers Association Food & Fund Drive Pound For Pound Challenge - General Mills and “The Biggest Loser" VFW Post 8787 - Chilly Chili Cook Off Austin Chapter of Credit Unions Food & Fund Drive Food From the Bar McCombs Food & Fund Drive Harden Healthcare Food & Fund Drive Austin Young Lawyers for Hunger Relief Food & Fund Drive NuStats Food & Fund Drive Sony-Waste Management FREE e-Recycling Event Solarwinds Food & Fund Drive Travis County Adult Probation Food & Fund Drive NWL Employee Food Drive Naumann Elementary School Food & Fund Drive Texas General Land Office Food & Fund Drive ESPN Austin "Chip Shot Open" Austin White Lime Company Food & Fund Drive Grande Communications Food & Fund Drive Sun Harvest Grab & Give Food & Fund Drive NVIDIA Holiday Food & Fund Drive

thank you, cafb supporters



Capital Area Food Bank of Texas | Annual Report | FY 2008-2009