As teams from member companies of The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas volunteer across our community, Food for Thought ATX, with the support of Blackbaud, will be hosting an array of fun, informative evening events to continue the conversation of how we can impact Austin’s food insecurity and support local food organizations.
Please note: attendees and volunteers will need to RSVP for individual evening events.
Monday, May 21
EF & Blackbaud Kick-off Event
From 4 – 6 pm, we’ll begin the week at Capital Factory with discussions on Austin’s robust food ecosystem and barriers to access and solutions. We will also hear a summary of the latest food insecurity report from Dr. Raj Patel and Erin C. Lentz. Joining the conversation will be Derrick Chubbs (Central Texas Food Bank), Ronda Rutledge (Sustainable Food Center), Max Elliott (Urban Roots), Edwin Marty (Austin’s Office of Sustainability), and Robyn Metcalfe (Food + City). An interactive Q&A with the special guests will follow.
Tuesday, May 22
Supporting Local Farms
We encourage touring the innovative and local farms in Austin’s urban farming network. Experience where “farm to table” begins for the Austin region!
Wednesday, May 23
Take a very hands-on approach with the array of healthy and sustainably-focused cooking classes the Austin community offers.
Thursday, May 24
Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening of Chef, presented by the Entrepreneurs Foundation and Blackbaud, at the Mobile Loaves and Fishes Community First! Outdoor Amphitheatre. Come as early as 7pm to explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks from the Community Grille. Burgers, french fries, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase (cards and cash accepted!).
Friday, May 25 & Saturday, May 26
The adventure continues with community-building at the Farmers Market and much more. Stay tuned!