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For the second year in a row, your Food Bank continues to operate at full operational capacity, distributing the entire contents of our warehouse every month. We serve as a revolving door for two million pounds of food, or the equivalent in weight of a Boeing 737 airplane every day, 365 days of the year. A blazing hot summer, rising food and gas prices, higher utility and healthcare costs — these expenses that affect us all highlight the stark choices many in our community face each day. These difficult choices are squeezing Central Texans across our 21-county service area, and for many this means little of the family budget is left over to pay for food.

Thank you...

The food lines have never been longer, and the Feeding America network of food banks, of which Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) is one, is serving 46 percent more clients than four years ago. But thanks to you and to many in our community, we have been able to respond to meet this crisis, and provide a lifeline to our hungry friends and neighbors. Because of you we:

· responded to the Central Texas wildfires, providing immediate and long-term hunger relief

· i ncreased the number of households served by our Wheels of Sharing mobile food pantries by 40 percent

· served nearly 3,000 older adults through our HOPE program each month

· provided 35,000 nutritious meals every month to children via our Kids Cafes

· distributed 24 million pounds of food, serving 300,000 Central Texans

Hank Perret President & CEO

Matt Dow Board President

The face of hunger, hidden in full view of all of us, may also not be who you think it is. It is more than 25 percent of our children, our older adults, working families, students, the unemployed, and the homeless. In times like these, we continue to be heartened by the way this community steps up in times of need, whether it’s the everyday needs of neighbors or those driven by disaster situations. We need to stand firm in the belief that hunger is unacceptable and continue to focus on the challenge of ending hunger. We are determined to meet that challenge, and with your continued support, we will strive to achieve a hunger-free community.

CAFB nourishes 300,000 hungry Central Texans each year. Photo: Darcy Elizabeth Photography



The face of hunger in Central Texas might surprise you. “These food pantries are very important because there are so many people in need during these hard economic times.” — Janice, a CAFB food pantry client


The face of hunger belongs to Carissa Anderson. Her husband was out of work for eight months. She works part-time at a drugstore and cares for their three-year-old daughter. To try to stay afloat until he found a new job, they sold their ranch animals, dropped their cell phone plans, and canceled their medical insurance. It took Carissa — a previous donor — months to decide to visit a church food pantry, a CAFB Partner Agency. The face of hunger belongs to Maria Olvera, a widow who suffered a stroke 32 years ago and has been wheelchair-bound since 2008. A recent diagnosis of diabetes makes good nutrition more important than ever, but her monthly income must cover care for a granddaughter and great-grandson. The face of hunger belongs to 18-year-old Amber Dworak and her father and 16-year-old brother. Her father works on the maintenance staff at the University of Texas, but his income doesn’t always cover everything their little family needs. They live in rural Spicewood and can only afford one car, so Amber has had to rely on others for transportation and lost her last job as a result. The face of hunger belongs to mothers, fathers, grandparents and children. It belongs to military families, working families, folks who have hit hard times they never expected. You see their faces and others like them every day, and probably never suspect the hunger behind them. But it is there. And with your help, CAFB is working to fight it.

More than one in four Texas children is at risk of hunger. Military family photo: Ricardo B. Brazziell, Austin American-Statesman



Food Donors


Total pounds distributed: 24,000,000

Retail Stores (via Central Texas Food Rescue program): 125 Food Drive Donors: 690 Regional & National Food Donors: 127

Total: 942 Operations

Financial Donors

Total miles driven: More than 300,000

Individuals: 18,116 Corporations: 616 Organizations: 199

Total cost per pound of food distributed: 37 cents

Foundations: 81

Total: 19,012 Advocates Total: 13,510

Volunteers Total volunteers: 14,000 Total volunteer hours: 91,500


Lists of top 50 community events, top volunteering companies and college and community groups, program sponsors


The face of fighting hunger looks familiar. The face of hunger is surprising. It can be seen on people you run into every day. The senior citizen in line ahead of you at the grocery. The child in your daughter’s class. The face of the hunger fighter, however, should not surprise you. It belongs to the office worker, the check-out cashier, the chef. It belongs equally to the Austin musical icon and that icon’s fan. It belongs to you. Providing hunger relief across 21 counties takes a lot of work, but with your ongoing support, CAFB is able to make a real difference for thousands and thousands of people. We stock food pantries, rescue and deliver food, raise funds and awareness. We join as a community to vow that hunger is unacceptable, and that we will fight it together.

Our mission: To nourish hungry people and lead the community in fighting hunger.

The face of fighting hunger belongs to many, including (top) Boy Scouts and Bob Schneider, (middle) public servants feeding children at the Summer Food Service Program kickoff and Food Bank staff reaching out after last fall’s wildfires, and (bottom) Chef David Bull, corporate underwriters at the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, and military volunteers.

and top volunteer leaders can be found on the Publications page at




The Food Bank offers a variety of unique volunteer experiences from assisting our nutrition education program to direct food distribution. Our volunteers range in age from 8 to 94 allowing families to work together, instilling the value of community service in children. For individuals wishing to represent our organization in the community, we operate an Ambassador program and have Volunteer Leader opportunities at our different distribution sites.


Our staff and volunteers talk about what their service means for the Food Bank and the community.

“The dedicated volunteers at our Mobile Pantry sites are essential to our operations and they are a great asset to the Food Bank.” “At H-E-B, when it comes to — John Malko, CAFB driver giving back to the community, hunger relief is probably our biggest pillar. “I volunteer We volunteer once a month for three hours. to pay forward Also, it’s a very rewarding experience. the blessings I received When we leave, we have a smile when I was helped by friends and on our face knowing that we family after I was injured helped out in the community.” in a car crash. I can’t pay back — Brandon Hooks, the wonderful help I received H-E-B School of Retail Leadership Program during recovery, so maybe someone else can move on to a better life with the help “First and foremost, being a of the Food Bank.” Volunteer Leader lets me meet a lot — Kurt Dyer, of really wonderful people and enjoy their Volunteer Leader company while helping feed hungry Central Texans. Being a Volunteer Leader helps me enhance my facilitation skills as I train the volunteers on projects.”

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at CAFB, visit volunteer.

— Cathy Roach, AMD Administrative Assistant & CAFB Volunteer Leader

More than 14,000 volunteers donated more than 91,500 volunteer hours ... the time of 44.5 full-time employees.



Programs “Our programs have responded all year long to meet longer food lines and record levels of hunger, continuing to put nutritious food on the tables of our hungry friends and neighbors.” — Karla Cantu, CAFB Agency Relations Senior Director

Whether providing after-school meals to children or fresh fruits and vegetables to seniors, assisting families with SNAP applications or teaching nutrition education, our Food Bank programs deliver vital services throughout the 21 Central Texas counties we serve. Thank you for your generosity that helps us provide these programs, easing the pain of hunger across our community. Central Texas Food Rescue - Rescued more than 6.2 million pounds of perishable, nutritious food from local and national grocery stores and farms. CHOICES Nutrition Education Program - Performed 356 nutrition education classes and cooking demonstrations, reaching 4,800 individuals.

Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE) - Distributed supplemental groceries at 24 sites to nearly 3,000 seniors every month.

Kids Cafe - Served 35,000 nutritious meals each month to 3,000 children.

 ocial Services Outreach (including SNAP) - Attended 120 outreach events, assisted with S more than 950 applications and reached 5,100 individuals.

Summer Food Service Program - Served more than 31,000 nutritious meals to children during summer 2011, from 30 partner sites.


Fresh Food for Families - Provided fresh produce to an average of 3,400 families every month.

 heels Of Sharing Mobile Food Pantries - Served more than 174,000 individuals W and distributed 1.9 million pounds of food.

95 percent of Partner Agency food pantries say they could no longer serve clients if the Food Bank shut down.






In fiscal year 2010-2011, CAFB benefitted from more than 790 community events that raised more than $1 million and brought in more than 1.1 million pounds of food — enough food and funds to provide more than 3.4 million meals. These events included cause-related marketing campaigns, food and fund drives, sponsored events, and CAFB signature events. Cause-Related Marketing Campaigns with CAFB increase sales, visibility, customer loyalty, and positive media coverage for the business community. Through donating a portion of an organization’s sales to the Food Bank, customers can feel good about giving back to the community through each purchase. Visit to learn more. In FY 2010-2011, more than 45 cause-related marketing campaigns raised more than $77,000. Food & Fund Drives are held by students, religious organizations, businesses, and individuals. Anyone can support CAFB through these fun and easy events. In FY 2010-2011, more than 690 food and fund drives took place, raising more than $166,500 and more than 544,000 pounds of food. Sponsored Events include a wide variety of fun and philanthropic happenings, open to the public. From crawfish boils to golf tournaments, guests always have a great time while supporting the Food Bank. In FY 2010-2011, more than 25 sponsored events raised more than $67,000 and more than 46,000 pounds of food. Signature Events provide support to the Food Bank, year after year. From the Austin Empty Bowl Project to the Austin Reggae Festival, the Food Bank counts on the support from these events to keep our programming going strong. In FY 2010-2011, more than 20 signature events took place, raising more than $709,000 and more than 571,000 pounds of food.

Every $1 donated to Capital Area Food Bank provides $5 worth of nutritious food. Photo: Bronson Dorsey Photography

Community Events Find more information about events at events. For all the latest CAFB event news, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. CapitalAreaFoodBankofTexas @events4good @cafbtx



Advocacy & Public Policy

CAFB realizes hunger is a symptom of other societal problems such as economic conditions, poverty, and unemployment. Other issues including the drought, food and gas prices, the cost of health care, and limited social service support also affect the demand on services provided by food banks and our Partner Agency networks. CAFB continues to be a leader in public policy issues affecting hunger — from City Hall to the U.S. Capitol. We work in partnership with other Texas food banks as well as many other organizations on behalf of the hungry, to ensure that access to healthy food is available for all Central Texans. With the help of our more than 13,000 advocates, in FY 2010-2011 we:

1 of every 7 Texans is on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly “food stamps”). The average benefit is $133 a month.

25% of CAFB’s inventory comes from The Emergency Food Assistance Program, providing critical USDA commodities for hungry people.

More than 1 million Texas mothers and their children benefit from vital food aid & nutrition education provided by the Women, Infants, and Children Program.

• heightened awareness of SNAP enrollment barriers among city elected officials • helped secure passage of legislation expanding the Summer Food Service Program to more low-income children • helped secure passage of legislation removing the fingerprinting requirement for SNAP enrollment • fought harmful changes to the SNAP and TEFAP programs in Congressional budget negotiations • campaigned to request Congress protect and fully fund nutrition programs

You can stay informed about our efforts in Advocacy & Public Policy and participate in them. Become an advocate for hunger relief - sign up for our action alerts at

All of these programs are at risk of cuts during the federal budget negotiations in Washington D.C.

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Among other outreach during the year, CAFB set up a table at the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival to provide information and advocacy opportunities to festival-goers.


Get facts, read hunger stories, and join the fight against hunger at

CAFB achieves its mission of nourishing hungry people and leading the community in ending hunger by putting its resources directly back into the community. Every dollar donated to the Food Bank generates five dollars’ worth of food. That food nourishes the hungry in our 21-county service area to make a direct difference.

Finances & Board CAFB Board, 2010-2011

Income Total revenue and public support:

Matt Dow, Chairperson Jackson Walker, L.L.P.

Mark Downing, Vice Chairperson


Outgoing Program services: $46,190,980 Management & general: $871,434 Fundraising: $1,257,213 Total expenses: $48,319,627 Net assets at year’s end:


Silicon Laboratories

Catherine P. Thompson, Treasurer Motion Computing

Vanessa Downey-Little, Secretary City of Austin, Retired

Michael J. Tomsu, Immediate Past Chairperson Vinson & Elkins Melissa Anthony AnthonyBarnum Public Relations

Heidi Baschnagel National Instruments John Cyrier Sabre Commercial, Inc. Ken Gladish, Ph.D. Seton Foundations Deborah Kerr, Ph.D. Consultant Melissa Mitchell Ernst & Young David Montoya University of Texas School of Law

Joyce Mullen Dell Sue Snyder Jackson Walker, L.L.P. Paula Soileau Affinitus Sheldy Starkes, MBA, PMP Booker, Starkes & Patodia, Inc.

Leslie Sweet H-E-B Jason Thurman PlainsCapital Bank


8201 S. Congress Ave., Austin TX 78745



Volunteers Thank you, volunteers, for contributing more than 91,000 hours of service.

Top Workplace Groups Advisory Board AMD Bank of America BBVA Compass Crown Imports Dell

DRI Young Lawyers Committee Freescale HNTB HP Hot Schedules Hugo Boss

IBC Bank IBM Intel Kingsisle Life Technologies National Instruments

Progressive Insurance Seton Hospitals South University Target Texas Mutual University of Texas

Crockett Life Skills Transition Del Valle Life Skills Eanes 19+ Grace Avenue Grace Bible Youth Gorzycki Middle School Knights of Columbus Little Helping Hands

Mary Lee Foundation McBeth Recreation Center Oak Hill Elementary Regents School Second Saturday Fun with Food Single Volunteers of Austin St. Catherine’s

Top Teens of America Texas Youth Academy Texas School for the Deaf Texas School for the Visually Blind and Impaired Texas Exes TZU CHI Youthworks Casa Verde Builders

Top Community Groups AISD Go Project AmeriCorps Austin CPA Austin Young Lawyers Association Bowie High School Breakthrough Austin Christ UMC Youth Group Cornell Club of Austin

Top College Groups Concordia University Delta Sigma Pi GBP Service

Koinonia LCAE Volunteer Leadership Program Phi Theta Kappa UT Alpha Phi Omega

UT Arlington Baptist Student Ministry UT Law UT Longhorn Pre-Pharmacy Association



Volunteers County and State Programs Austin Municipal Courts (Adult and Youth Probation)

Texas Second Chance

Travis County Adult Probation

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

Volunteer Leaders

Volunteer leaders help train, lead and ensure a meaningful and safe experience for our volunteers. Bill Althenn Robert Bluethman Nanette Cetaruk Mac Cromwell Greg Dunn Kurt Dyer John Edwards Louise Froelich Cris Garza Lisa Gilbert

Wayne Glander Damon Hackler Jack Harrington Cecilia Herren Ron Herren CJ Johnson Ruth Kaplan John Knorr Ethnie Kokosa Betty Linker

Alexandra McKeone Dan Michener Wanda Mills Jim Mills Bob Olds Burta Pierce Richard Pond Cathy Roach Roxanne Rolen Spider Ryan

Daniel Saeger Sharon Schnack Bill Thieme Fred Thomas Sue Thurston Nancy Tiley Shelly Treder-Garni James Ward Cliff Wilkes

Volunteer Ambassadors

Volunteer ambassadors support the Food Bank’s mission by providing outreach at numerous events across Central Texas, acting as advocates for CAFB’s work and impact. Alina Apostolakos Katherine Arens David Bielunski Dawn Blydenburgh Cristina Bosher Kate Caldwell Monika E. Cavazos Sophia I. Checa

James V. Clark Mac Cromwell Dotty Dreux Faith Fricano Rocio Garza Rhonda D. Green Brent Grosenheider Win A. Lee

Diana Loftis John Loftis James Mccutcheon Jeremy Miday Jimmy T. Mills Wanda J. Mills Nikki Moss Melanie Newbill

Miranda Salmon Leslie Scheer Miriam Segura Raquel V. Shine Derick Smith Susan Vanderlip Kristi Willis



Interns Thanks to the interns who have helped CAFB achieve its mission of nourishing hungry people and leading the community in ending hunger.

Aly Collins Jenn Cowan Taylor Craig Samantha Furry Alyssa Haney Tracy Kwang Gilbert Martinez Maria Patino

Communications Communications Volunteer Resources Community Events Community Events Development Agency Relations SFSP

Kara Prior Girijaa Ramlakhan Carly Reed Toree Roy Kanaka Sathasivan Hollie Sumrall Kate Tompkins Soloman Wang

Community Events Community Events Nutrition Education Communications Communications Volunteer Resources Nutrition Education Nutrition Education



Community Events

The top community events that helped CAFB raise more than 3.4 million meals through coordinating, attending, or contributing to one of the Food Bank’s 790 annual community events.

A Legacy of Giving Food & Fund Drive Advanced Micro Devices Food & Fund Drive Amherst Securities Group Food & Fund Drive Andrews Kurth Food & Fund Drive Applied Materials Food & Fund Drive ARM, Inc. Food & Fund Drive ARMA Shred Day Austin Chapter of Credit Unions Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Austin Empty Bowl Project Austin Professional Landmen’s Association Austin Reggae Festival Annie’s List / Connie Schultz CANstruction C.D. Clark & Co. Campaign Centex Campaign Cheesecake Factory Campaign Cars & Coffee / City of Leander Cliff Over Lake Austin CoreLogic Food & Fund Drive CROP Hunger Walk Delta Sigma Theta Food & Fund Drive Friends Feeding Friends Food & Fund Drive General Mills Go Texan Restaurant Roundup

Gray, Popp & Hutcheson, LLP Halloween Cave Party H-E-B’s Help End Hunger Campaign H-E-B & Randall’s Fill the Barrel Feed the Need H-E-B Holiday Food Drive Holy Cross Lutheran Church Give-to-Game Event HomeAway Food & Fund Drive Keller Williams Food & Fund Drive Kerbey Lane Food & Fund Drive KEYE Food and Fund Drive Kraft Huddle to Fight Hunger Macy’s Bag of Hunger Microsoft Food & Fund Drive NALC Stamp out Hunger NVIDIA Food & Fund Drive Pampered Chef Campaign Rock-N-Restock Rolls Royce and Bentley Automobiles Food & Fund Drive Rudy’s BBQ Campaign SolarWinds Food & Fund Drive Souper Bowl of Caring Tokyo Electron Food & Fund Drive University Area Rotary Club Golf Tournament Volusion Campaign Zarlink Semiconductor Food & Fund Drive



Program Sponsors

Kids Cafe

Kids Cafe tackles childhood hunger and food insecurity by collaborating with after-school enrichment programs to provide free evening meals to children in low-income neighborhoods. Thank you, Kids Cafe sponsors!

3M Foundation, Inc. Carl C. Anderson and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation Austin Empty Bowl Project Carolyn Rice Bartlett Foundation Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation Dell Foundation For Every Child

Scott and Sari Garfinkle Grande Communications Grande Community Chest H-E-B Grocery Company JPMorgan Chase Foundation National Instruments Mike and Jeanne O’Dell Silicon Laboratories

Michael and DaLonna Sullivan Texas Food Bank Network and the Texas Farm Bureau Topfer Family Foundation Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Inc. University Area Rotary Club Vinson & Elkins, LLP Woodforest National Bank

Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE)

Partnering with neighborhood centers, churches, and other agencies, HOPE provides older adults, many living on a fixed income, with supplemental and nutritious groceries. Thank you, HOPE sponsors!

Advanced Micro Devices Austin Community Foundation Church World Service

Finn Family Foundation, Inc. Donald D. Hammill Foundation

St. David’s Foundation Topfer Family Foundation



Program Sponsors

Fresh Food for Families

Even with a steady income, the rising 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 a fixed income, Fresh Food for Families is a nutritious, economic lifeline, providing 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 Church World Service

Theodore P. Davis Charitable Trust Feeding America

Donald D. Hammill Foundation

Wheels of Sharing Mobile Food Pantries

The Wheels of Sharing 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, fresh 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, Wheels of Sharing sponsors!

Church World Service Garber Family Foundation LCRA Credit Union

LCRA Employees’ United Charities The Mills Dennis Family Foundation

Tanglewood Baptist Church Walmart Foundation

Central Texas Food Rescue

Quality fruits, vegetables, and protein are essential for a balanced diet and they can also be expensive and difficult for food assistance programs to acquire. Through established relationships with local retailers, the Central Texas Food Rescue program obtains a variety of donated products including dairy products, frozen foods, meat, bakery items, and produce. Thank you, Central Texas Food Rescue sponsors!

James R. Dougherty Jr. Foundation Inc.

Rachael and Ben Vaughan Foundation



Program Sponsors

Summer Food Service Program

Because hunger doesn’t take a vacation the Food Bank participates in this federally funded program so thousands of children, who might otherwise go hungry all summer long, are fed a healthy lunch. In 2010-11 we served more than 31,000 nutritious meals to children from 30 sites. Thank you, Summer Food Service Program sponsors!

Feeding America and ConAgra Foods Foundation Hunger-Free Summer Program

Woodforest National Bank

Disaster Recovery

As the Food Bank is an essential part of the Central Texas disaster relief network, in September 2011 we responded to the wildfires burning across our service territory. Relief efforts are ongoing. Thank you, Disaster Recovery sponsors!

Communities Foundation of Texas

The Garber Family Foundation

Other Program Sponsors Thank you to First Choice Power LP for sponsoring children’s backpacks and to Target for sponsoring Meals for Minds.

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas | Annual Report | FY 2010-11  
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