Keep Austin Fed (KAF) is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that gathers wholesome and nutritious surplus food from commercial kitchens and distributes it to area charities that serve hungry people in need.
Mission: Sharing healthy nutrition with our hungry neighbors by keeping surplus food out of the waste stream.
In 2004, founder Randy Rosens saved high quality catered food from an Austin Museum of Art Fundraising event that was headed to the dumpster. The food fed a group of women and children living at a shelter in South Austin.
Today KAF rescues thousands of meals each month, feeding hundreds neighbors living with food insecurity — the 1 in 7 people who do not know where their next meal will come from. In addition, a dent is being made in the approximately 30 percent of food in the U.S. that ends up in a landfill and produces methane gas.