I've found Fighting Hunger in Austin Starts ~ Central Texas Food Bank

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799
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Austin Platinum PT50 is a very worthwhile organization and sponsors really come up with some exciting ideas to make a difference for the people in Austin. I knew about the Capital Texas Area Food Bank but didn’t understand the depth of their commitment to the community and that the need is so great.

Roxanne Watson the VP of Business Development for Austin Title came up with an awesome idea as a PT50 Sponsor to make a difference to Fight Hunger in Austin. Roxanne believes there is strength in numbers and working together so her values matched perfectly with the Central Texas Food Bank philosophy.

Every month a team of volunteers under her tutelage signs up and spends the afternoon volunteering at the Capital Texas Food Bank. I had no idea of their new facility and how many in need they try to serve. They work with food donors across the country, financial supporters and volunteers to fill the needs in Central Texas. Through the commitment from private, government and charitable partners it has allowed them to bring 31 million meals into hands of families and local nonprofits that need help in 2016! That is a lot of meals!!

By volunteering I’ve been awed with what team work and many helping hands can accomplish in preparing meals for those in need of meals. It’s been three months now that I’ve been volunteering and look forward to our afternoons of helping making a difference. So much to do...boxing staples in an assembling line and our group assembled over 8,100 meals in one afternoon!! Another time we sorted meats and I learned the meat donated that can’t be served to humans is perfect for the Austin Zoo and the lions and tigers are the beneficiaries!

I look forward to volunteering and plan each month to be in the trenches helping make a difference. Nourishing hungry people by fighting against hunger is something I’m excited to be a part of one meal at a time and encourage others to join me. 

 

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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Dorie. Kudos to you to be involved in such a great cause. Enjoy your day

Aug 09, 2017 05:00 AM #1
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Dorie -- although i have heard the statistics previously, it's still frightening to hear of the number of people who go to bed hungry each night in our country.  

Aug 09, 2017 05:01 AM #2
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Dorie... what a great cause to be involved with... hunger is truly a scourge in our society and there's no excuse for it in affluent cities like ours.

Aug 09, 2017 05:20 AM #3
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Gabe Sanders
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Good for you, Dorie.  We need to eliminate hunger in this country and then around the world.

Aug 09, 2017 05:50 AM #4
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Joe Pryor
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It upsets me when politicians want to deny food to the needy and thankfully there are people in the world like this that care.

Aug 09, 2017 06:07 AM #5
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Beth Atalay
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Good morning Dorie Dillard, this is a great cause to get involved in. If we each take part in helping those in need, our world would be a better place. 

Aug 09, 2017 06:18 AM #6
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Dorie. What a wonderful post about such a great event.

Aug 09, 2017 07:11 AM #7
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Brian England
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With the abundance of food that we have in the United States, there is absolutely no reason someone should go hungry.  I have been volunteering for an organization that provides a daily meal, as well as a food box 3 times a month, among other things throughout the month.  So many great resources out there!

Aug 09, 2017 07:19 AM #8
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Grant Schneider
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Good Morning Dorie - the local community food bank is really a great cause and it is a wonderful way to know your neighbors.

Aug 09, 2017 08:07 AM #9
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
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 I think you're backing of the local Community Food Bank is a worthy cause for person of your stature in the community Dorie Dillard.  Thank you sincerely!

Aug 09, 2017 11:34 AM #10
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Jim Cheney
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Wow what a great way to give back to your community. 8100 meals is quite an obligation (even if a few plates go to some lucky lions tigers bears )

Aug 09, 2017 11:37 AM #11
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George Souto
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Dorie that looks like a group who is ready to go to work for this cause.

Food banks are always in need of donations and volunteers especially as we start to draw nearer to Winter.

Aug 09, 2017 11:50 AM #12
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Food Banks are important resources of food security for many low income, and poor, Dorie.  Glad you have one in Austin.

Aug 09, 2017 11:55 AM #13
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Dorie

The Central Texas Food Bank is a great service to the community.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 09, 2017 08:29 PM #14
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Good morning Dorie.

I've read where there are around 6,000+ kids that go hungry on a daily basis in my area.  I would feed them if only I knew who they are.  Sad, very sad

Aug 10, 2017 01:51 AM #15
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Debbie Reynolds
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What a worthwhile cause, Dorie and I commend you and your fellow associates. 

Aug 10, 2017 08:47 PM #16
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