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Capital Area Food Bank of Texas Annual report


BecauseHunger is Unacceptable.

Thank You In the past year, the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas has been called upon more than ever before to help our hungry neighbors and we are proud of how we have been able to respond and provide a lifeline to many in need. This tough economy has affected more families, creating longer food lines as many struggle to get by. One in seven Texans are now receiving SNAP benefits (food stamps) and one in four children in Texas is at risk of hunger. When I walk through our warehouse, I realize how especially grateful I am for all of you, our supporters. Everything I see in it, which, by the way, will be gone in about 30 days and replenished with new food, is there because you donate your time, talents, financial gifts, and advocate on our behalf. Because of you:

• We nourished 48,000 Central Texans every week; 20,000 of whom are children. • We distributed 25 million pounds of food (the equivalent of shipping the weight of a Boeing 737 airplane every day)—the most in the history of the Food Bank.

• We launched our second “Wheels of Sharing” Mobile Food Pantry, quadrupling the amount of • • •

people we can serve through this program. We opened our St. John Community Food Center. This food pantry is designed to serve as a model for not just Central Texas, but also our nation’s food banks. For the first time, we operated the federal Summer Food Service Program at 23 sites in neighborhoods where most children receive free or reduced-price lunches at school. Our Summer Family Nutrition Program helped more than 5,600 Central Texas families to receive healthy food and nutrition education.

In times like these, low-income families and individuals need both short-term support and long-term solutions, which this Food Bank aims to provide. Our strategy is to not only provide emergency food assistance, but to also help in income support through increasing enrollment in nutrition assistance programs, while providing health and nutritional education to children and adults. This comprehensive approach will allow us to limit the devastating effects of the recession in our community and provide a lifeline to those we serve. We believe hunger is unacceptable, and you have shown us we can accomplish what is right, even when it is not easy. We are truly grateful for your support, and know that with your help, the Food Bank will continue to meet the challenge and work tirelessly to fulfill our mission, creating a hunger-free community.


MATT DOW Board President


The Recipe for a Successful Year In our 2009-2010 fiscal year, more than 43,000 people, corporations, foundations and organizations generously donated food, funds, time and their voice. Thank you to all our supporters for the many ways you gave to our mission. You helped us create the recipe for a thriving community.

Volunteers Total volunteers: 16,500 Total volunteer hours: 88,400

Financial Donors Individuals: 16,044 Corporations: 569 Organizations: 175 Foundations: 68 Total: 16,856

Our mission:

to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger.

Food Donors Retail stores (via Central Texas Food Rescue program): 120 Food drive donors: 599 Regional and national food donors: 152 Total: 871

Advocates Total: 9,054

Operations Total pounds distributed: 25.3 million Total miles driven: Nearly 300,000 Total cost per pound of food distributed: $0.35


“My reward for volunteering is knowing someone is not going hungry because of my efforts.� - Bill Althenn, Volunteer Leader

Volunteers Volunteers are essential to the Food Bank’s daily operations. We hosted more than 16,500 volunteers this past year, including individuals, corporate groups, student organizations and many others who contributed 88,400 hours of service. Volunteers inspect, sort and pack food in our warehouse for distribution, replenish the shelves at our food pantry, help with nutrition education outreach and serve food to families at our “Wheels of Sharing” Mobile Food Pantry distributions.

More than 16,500 volunteers contributed 88,400 hours of service. Administrative Interns






AmeriCorps VISTA

Volunteer Leaders




Adult Service College Youth & Family


24% Community Events


Food Pantries (Mobile Food Pantry & St. John Community Food Center)


With your help: We were able to fill the shelves every week at our new St. John Community Food Center, getting more food directly to more families and elderly clients. We started a popular “Youth and Family Night” to enable more families to volunteer together, instilling the value of community service to children. Our volunteers allowed us to serve more hungry Central Texans with our second “Wheels of Sharing” Mobile Food Pantry, and through our administrative volunteers we were able to say “thank you” to all our supporters more quickly than ever.


Programs Thanks to your generosity, the Food Bank was able to fund important programs that provide nutritious food to hungry Central Texans. Whether in schools, after-school programs or outreach to older adults, CAFB is getting to the root of hunger and improving lives in our community.

Central Texas Food Rescue Rescued more than 4.3 million pounds of perishable, nutritious food items from local and national grocery stores chains.

CHOICES Conducted 259 nutrition education classes and cooking demonstrations at 49 sites throughout Central Texas, reaching more than 2,300 individuals.

Fresh Food for Families (FFFF) Provided 100,000 pounds of fresh produce to an average of 5,000 families every month.

Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE) Distributed supplemental staple groceries at 22 sites to nearly 2,500 older adults every month.

Kids Cafe Served more than 34,000 hot, nutritious dinners each month to more than 3,300 children at 34 sites.

SNAP (Food Stamps) Outreach & Education program Submitted nearly 700 applications and provided information to more than 5,000 individuals.

Summer Food Service Program Served more than 34,000 nutritious meals to children at 23 sites in Travis County.

“Wheels of Sharing� Mobile Food Pantry Served more than 38,000 households for a total of more than 124,000 people.

Advocacy and Public Policy CAFB acknowledges hunger is a symptom of other societal problems such as economic conditions, poverty and unemployment. Other issues including food inflation, healthcare and social service support also affect the length of food lines throughout Central Texas and beyond. Given our high profile among the Texas network of food banks and proximity to the state Capitol, CAFB has taken a leading role in advocating for public policy issues affecting people at risk of hunger. CAFB works in partnership with other organizations and entities sharing this common agenda.

With the help of our more than 9,000 advocates, we: • Worked on the successful passage of the Healthy, •

Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Sent action alerts to our networks of advocates and partnered with the Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) to write and circulate a letter, obtaining 150 signatures from important organizations, Partner Agencies, and associations. Mobilized a Call-A-Thon for legislators in support of child nutrition reauthorization.


Community Events In our 2009-2010 fiscal year, more than 700 community events enabled the Food Bank to provide more than four million meals for hungry families, older adults and children. Whether it was walking to end hunger, listening to reggae music, purchasing a hand-crafted bowl or building a fantastic sculpture from cans, Central Texans found numerous ways to support the Food Bank. We are grateful for your trust and support in coordinating and running the hundreds of campaigns, sponsored events and Food & Fund Drives that help us nourish our hungry friends and neighbors every day.

More than 700 events provided more than 4 million meals.

Austin Empty Bowl Project

Austin Reggae Festival

A Legacy of Giving

Souper Bowl of Caring

Scouting for Food

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival


Donors Thank you to the more than 16,000 individuals, companies, foundations and organizations that made financial gifts to support our mission. We cannot do what we do without your support. You nourished our neighbors when they needed you most.

Seth & Janet Willis Feeding the hungry is a very important issue for us. The work that the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas does for our community is important for people of all ages and is worthy of everyone's support.

What the Food Bank can do with even your spare change or the equivalent of a coffee drink is amazing. Give generously, and make a difference to your neighbors in Central Texas!

John Rosacker It's important for everyone, young and old, to support their local food bank.

Everyone falls on hard times now and then, and for those who need a place to turn, CAFB is ready to help.

Financial Highlights Over the years, the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas has strived to be a first-class steward of donations, and has earned Charity Navigator’s highest award for financial management. Charity Navigator is the nation’s premier independent charity evaluation service. Our goal is to continue to provide service to our hungry Central Texas neighbors and end hunger as efficiently and as effectively as possible. The Food Bank is audited by the accounting firm Ashley & Associates. Financial data presented here is consolidated for the 2009–2010 fiscal year.

Revenue Total Public Support and Revenue:


Expenses Program Services: Management and General: Fundraising: Total Expenses:

Net Assets at End of Year:

$47,804,172 $786,370 $1,066,770 $49,657,312



Meet Mario

Mario was born and raised in Austin. This is his first time visiting CAFB’s St. John Community Food Center. “I’ve seen the good and the bad. Right now, I’m going through the bad,” he says. Mario lost his job about ten months ago and his family of six relies solely on his wife’s salary. “I started coming to food pantries because I gotta put food on the table. My kids have to eat. Me and my wife are pretty easy, but it’s the kids I worry about.” “I thank everyone and the Food Bank for this food. There’s always something I can pick here for every member of the family,” says Mario about CAFB’s client choice food pantry. “Hopefully, there will be a day when I don’t have to use this anymore, but like a lot of people, I’m just having a hard time right now.”

“I thank everyone and the Food Bank for this food. There’s always something I can pick here for every member of the family.”

Board of Directors Matt Dow (Chairperson), Jackson Walker, L.L.P. Mark Downing, (Vice Chairperson), Silicon Laboratories Vanessa Downey-Little (Secretary), City of Austin, retired Catherine P. Thompson (Treasurer), Motion Computing Michael J. Tomsu (Immediate Past Chairperson), Vinson & Elkins Melissa Anthony, anthonyBarnum Public Relations Heidi Baschnagel, National Instruments Susan Baughman, Clark, Thomas & Winters John Cyrier, Sabre Commercial, Inc. Rick Gesing, Applied Materials Kenneth L. Gladish, Ph.D., Seton Deborah Kerr, Ph.D., Consultant Melissa Mitchell, Ernst & Young David Montoya, University of Texas School of Law Sue Snyder, Jackson Walker, L.L.P. Paula Soileau, American Heart Association Leslie Sweet, H-E-B


Capital Area Food Bank of Texas 8201 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78745 . office 512-282-2111 . fax 512-282-6606 1-800-786-2616 . .



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

Top 10 Adult Service Groups AmeriCorps Austin Junior Forum Buda Ward Relief Sociey Cornell Club High Team Rev

Launch Pad Job Club Single Volunteers of Austin (SVA) St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church Texas Exes Tzu Chi

Top 10 College Groups Phi Theta Kappa St. Edward’s Residence Life St. Edward’s University Texas Blazers UT Alpha Phi Omega

UT Freshman Leadership Organization UT Law School UT LBJ School UT Longhorn Pre-Pharmacy Association UT Muslim Students Association

Top 25 Workplace Groups AMD Applied Materials Austin Radiological Association CISCO Systems Convergint Technologies Convio Dell E&J Gallo Winery Freescale Hewlett Packard IBM Intel LCRA

Life Technologies Marsh Maxwell Locke & Ritter National Instruments St. David’s Foundation St. Edward’s University Target Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications (TASSCC) Texas College DECA Travis County Medical Society US Department of Veteran Affairs - MQAS Whole Foods

Top 10 Youth and Community Groups Anderson High School NHS Camp Balcones Springs Grace Avenue United Methodist Church Little Helping Hands National Charity League - Austin Chapter

National Charity League - Capital of Texas Chapter Regents School St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church Texas Youth Academy Week of Hope - Group Workcamps Foundation

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 Amelia Long Audrey Mardavich Catherine McKinney Jessie Curran John E. Lyon

Communications StoryBank Volunteer Resources Communications StoryBank Faith-Based Capacity Building Food Resources Faith-Based Capacity Building

Jonathan Brandt Lisa Parisio Sarah Woodward Tania Jordanova William Hubenschmidt

Agency Relations Development Research Agency Relations Food Resources Development Research

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

Travis County CSCD Travis County S.M.A.R.T. Program

Interns Adriana Montez, Communications/Product Recovery Angel Nguyen, Community Events Benjamin Snitker, Volunteer Resources Charlotte Hall, Community Events Dulcie Durand, Nutrition Education Jenn Cowan, Marketing Communications

Jennifer Sanchez, Nutrition Education Kirsten Dorrier, Volunteer Resources Leah Nunke, Volunteer Resources Patricia Gill, Communications Stephanie Thibert, Community Events Vanessa Lazar, Community Events

Special Needs Groups AISD GO Project Akins High School Life Skills Program Austin Soco Dayhab Bowie High School Straight Business Del Valle High School Life Skills Program

Eanes ISD 19+ Program Hays High School Life Skills Program Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Texas School For the Deaf The Clifton School

Volunteer Leaders Volunteer Leaders help train, lead and ensure a meaningful and safe volunteer experience for our community of volunteers. Alex Kalk Alexandra McKeone Anke WinklerPrins Betty Linker Beverly Pond Bill Althenn Bill Thieme Bob Olds Burta Pierce

Carlos Rangel Cathy Roach Clifford Wilkes Cory Barnett Criselda Garza Daniel Saeger Greg Dunn Harold Ryan John Knorr

Kristi Willis Lara McKeown Louise Froelich McCraw Cromwell Paul Anderson Robert Bluethman Ruth Kaplan Sharon Schnack Wayne Glander

STAR Volunteers Volunteers who help with administrative projects or Product Recovery donation sorting a minimum of once a week. Ann Raber Barbara Kersch Catie Hilbelink Christy Clayton Cynthia Martin Donna Riddell Emily Hurt Ervin Butler Ethnie Kokosa Frederick Thomas Irene Cetaruk

Janet Harwell Jen Eyre Jenny Roberts Jim Mills Martha Hoflich Meghan McGlohen Mike Strange Mitzie Stelte Nancy Tiley Nanette Cetaruk Nicki Schneider

Patricia Hansen Paul Johnson Rekha Trivedi Robert Conrad Roxanne Rolen Sue Thurston Susan Martin Sydney Jones Thomas Pool Wanda Mills

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 2009-2010 program year, the Food Bank oversaw 34 Kids Cafe sites in Austin, Waco, and San Marcos. Thank you, Kids Cafe sponsors: 3M Foundation, Inc. AMD Austin Empty Bowl Project Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation Carino’s Foundation Carl C. Anderson and Marie Jo Anderson Family Foundation Carolyn Rice Bartlett Foundation Dell Foundation Dorothy and Jim Kronzer Foundation Feeding America and Mars Food For Every Child Freescale Friends Meeting of Austin Grande Communications- Grande Community Chest

JPMorgan Chase Foundation Michael and DaLonna Sullivan National Instruments Rachael and Ben Vaughan Foundation Scott and Sari Garfinkle Silicon Laboratories The Mills Dennis Family Foundation Tim and Julie Petrovic Topfer Family Foundation Town lake Chapter of the Links, Inc. University Area Rotary Club Veritas Foundation Women’s Fund of Central Texas Woodforest National Bank

Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE) Partnering with neighborhood centers, churches and other agencies 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 Donald D. Hammill Foundation Finn Family Foundation, Inc.

Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation St. David’s 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 lifeline. 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 Charitable Foundation, Inc. Beaumont Foundation of America Church World Service Donald D. Hammill Foundation

Friends Meeting of Austin The Pampered Chef Theodore P. Davis Charitable Trust

“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 custom-built, refrigerated vehicles, 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 Feeding America and the Kresge Foundation The Garber Family Foundation

Central Texas Food Rescue Quality fruits, vegetables, and protein 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 Inc. Rachael and Ben Vaughan Foundation

CHOICES 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 sponsors: Church World Service Life Time 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 700 annual community events. A Legacy of Giving Food & Fund Drive Activant Food & Fund Drive Andrews Kurth Food & Fund Drive APLA/APES Golf Tournament Applied Material Food & Fund Drive ARMA Shred Day Austin Empty Bowl Project Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Austin Halloween Cave Party Austin Lawyers for Hunger Relief Food & Fund Drive Austin Reggae Festival Bank of America & Fox 7 “Turn Hungry Holidays Into Happy Holidays” Beck Food & Fund Drive BOMA Virtual Food Drive CANstruction Charles A Dana Center, UT Austin Food & Fund Drive Comptroller of Public Accounts Food & Fund Drive CoreLogic Food & Fund Drive CROP Hunger Walk Food From the Bar Food & Fund Drive Fowler Law Firm 2nd Anniversary Celebration Friends Feeding Friends Food & Fund Drive Give to Game Sponsored Event H-E-B’s Help End Hunger Campaign H-E-B & Randall’s Fill the Barrel Feed the Need IRS Food Drive

John Eagle European Challenge KEYE TV/Scouting for Food Drive LBJ School of Public Affairs Graduate Public Affairs Council LCRA Community Services Food & Fund Drive M&S Management SXSW Music Showcase Macy’s Come Together & Shop for a Cause Marathon Kids Final Mile Celebration McClennan County Hunger Coalition Golf Tournament Mighty Fine Burgers for Hunger Event National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Nauman Elementary 5th Grade Read A Thon Nedotykomka Inc. Food & Fund Drive NVIDIA Holiday Food Drive Planet K Dias De Los Muertos Fireworks Celebration Promiseland Church Good Friday Service Rock-N-Restock SEMATECH, Inc. Food & Fund Drive Six Lounge Holiday Party Souper Bowl of Caring 2010 The Personnel Store Food & Fund Drive TheLunchDeal $1 Lunch Days Travis County Adult Probation Food & Fund Drive Truluck’s All-You-Can-Eat Stone Crab Raffle University Area Rotary Club/Ron Lantz Invitational


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