Keep Austin Fed



Keep Austin Fed is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that gathers surplus food from restaurants, grocery stores, etc. keeping it out of the waste stream and delivering it to area charities serving people in need.

SPECIAL NOTE: In order to become a full volunteer, see our full calendar, and register for a food run, you must attend a 1 hour virtual Zoom orientation. You also need to obtain a food handler's certification which can take up to 2 hours to complete (online). See the steps below for what to do next.

1. Request to join Keep Austin Fed IMPORTANT: Look for the "Become a member" button underneath Keep Austin Fed's name. Click on this to complete your request to join Keep Austin Fed. You will also be asked to upload a copy of your drivers license and vehicle insurance (this is part of our liability insurance requirements).
2. Register for an Orientation - You can find them listed on the calendar below (located on the main Keep Austin Fed givepulse page).
3. Read the KAF Volunteer Handbook
4. Earn a food handler certificate – You will need to obtain a Food Handler Certification: you can obtain this certification at or any of these other state approved websites . It generally costs $10-15 depending on the site, is good for 2 years, and takes 1-2 hours to complete. Please register your certification with us by filing an impact with this event Submit Food Handler Certificate. Video on how to submit your food handler's certification once you are a member:

Once you have completed the steps above, you will be sent a link to Food Rescue US. This is our food scheduling platform and where you will see our calendar of open food runs and be able to register. You'll also receive a link to tutorial videos on how to use the platform.

If you have a question please email Keep Austin Fed is entirely volunteer run, which means it often takes us time to respond to requests because we all juggle jobs, family life, and volunteer work. Thanks so much for your interest in helping Keep Austin Fed!
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1,665 People | 26,503 Impacts | 34,526 Hours | 766,487 Total Economic Impact

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