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, like Serafina, that serve hungry people in need.
Serafina pantry clients enjoyed Snap Kitchen prepared meals as a result of their generous donation. The meal trays varied and included quinoa, bison, salads, chicken and salmon.
Here are John and Mike, two KAF volunteers, unloading Snap Kitchen prepared meals at the Serafina pantry at RBJ.
Now harvesting at Festival Beach are beautiful purple cauliflower, snap peas and broccoli bouquets. Due to the weather changes, we missed getting some of the broccolinni on time, but the bees are sure having a grand time!
A broccoli bouquet, anyone? This one is from the Serafina plot.
This mass of purple lacy stuff is Mizuna, a lovely addition to any salad and is frequently seen during our distribution days. . Our thanks to Festival Beach Community Garden for hosting our veggie plot, and especially to property manager Julio Perez, Sylvia Marroquin, Alex Castaneda, Janet Roberts and Thomas O Connoll for their continuous assistance with so many tasks in the garden.
On February 2, Serafina pantry distribution included the clothes generously donated by Treasure Trove on 7th street. We had dresses, blouses, men’s shirts, pants and scarves.
Here’s Emma, one of our regular clients, selecting a few items.