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Volunteers to Help Pickup and Deliver Surplus Food



Volunteers needed on a weekly and monthly basis to pick up surplus food and deliver it area charities. Please join our GivePulse group at, follow the instructions in the group description, and request to join the group. A volunteer coordinator will welcome you!
CausesCommunity Environment Food Insecurity, Hunger Race & Ethnicity
170 Positions Filled | 70 Impacts | 201 Hours


Joseph De Leon wrote on September 18th, 2014

Hi everyone,

I'd like to apologize for taking so long to answer any requests to join Keep Austin Fed. We're currently understaffed and experiencing a huge demand for our services. We're working on recruiting more leaders and finding a way to improve how we bring new volunteers on board.

For now, please read the volunteer handbook, complete the new volunteer survey, and earn a food handler certificate, as outlined in our group description in GivePulse.

If you've already completed these steps, sign up for volunteer orientation and we'll aim to schedule trainings in the coming weeks. If you're already signed up for volunteer orientation, we'll contact you as soon as we have training dates set.

We appreciate your patience as we work through these growing pains. Thanks so much for your interest in helping Keep Austin Fed -- we can't do this work without dedicated people like you.

Thank you,
Joseph de Leon
operations director
Keep Austin Fed

Joseph De Leon wrote on October 27th, 2013

If you haven't noticed yet, we've been adding lots of needs to our GivePulse group in the past couple of weeks and more are on the way! Check it out, sign up, or let me know if you have any questions.


Joseph De Leon wrote on September 25th, 2013

Hi everyone, thanks for your interest in helping Keep Austin Fed. We've slowly been devloping our volunteer platform on GivePulse. Meanwhile, our partnership with GivePulse has been honored at The White House, and the partnership is in talks with Intel and Second Muse to determine if we'll be selected as a recipient of some awesome support. We're still using Facebook and CareCalendar to manage our growing food rescue needs, but we're very close to migrating to GivePulse. Can't wait until then? Find our volunteer group on Facebook and ask to join I'll show you our current system and show you how you can help us Keep Austin Fed. Thanks! -- Joseph 512-294-4584.

Michelle Moore wrote on August 21st, 2013

Hi! I am home and yes, I am getting all the messages you have been leaving for me. But being away from home for two months presents some organizational challenges. I will be available for pick-ups, deliveries, meetings, training, whatever, as of Monday, August 26. Looking forward to it!

GivePulse profile picture of Joseph De Leon Joseph De Leon  6 years ago
Glad you're back -- we've got some work to do!