Central Texas Food Bank


Eric Rodriguez

Sorting donations was great! Knowing I can help is a great feeling.

Gave 4.00 hours on 04/28/2016 with The University of Texas at Austin, ULN '17, University Leadership Network
Eric Rodriguez

Great experience being able to give back to the great community of Austin by sorting donations! Really rewarding experience with great people!

Gave 6.00 hours on 04/26/2016 with The University of Texas at Austin, ULN '17, University Leadership Network
Jose Acosta

I helped sort through food items in order to be able to determine whether the food was good to be processed and delivered to the Austin community. We helped sort the food into boxes in order to have them sent out in an orderly fashion. A couple of thousand pounds of food were sorted, providing over a thousand meals for people in the central Texas community.

Gave 2.50 hours on 04/12/2016 with Central Texas Food Bank, ULN '17
Angelica Romina Benites

I always enjoy volunteering at the Food Bank. The staff is amazing! We inspected and sorted donations. Although it doesn't sound like much, it actually is harder than expected. However, being able to contribute to this cause is wonderful. I will definitely be returning to the Capital Area Food Bank.

Gave 6.00 hours on 04/01/2016 with ULN '18
Harold Trochez

I helped fold and throw away the boxes that were unnecessary into the trash. Also helped sort the food into the different categories in which they corresponded!

Gave 3.00 hours on 04/01/2016 with ULN '17
Alexis Mata Mendiola

On this day, we did something very different from the norm. We did sort donations but it was not food but unwanted merchandise. The purpose was to just check what was "passable" and leave it in the box it came from while throwing anything else away. The purpose of this was to look for rubbing alcohol which was a request the food bank were ask to do. I personally had fun since every box or so I inspected I played with some of the toys that were in the boxes and I felt like a kid with no worries once again for a brief moment.

Gave 3.00 hours on 03/31/2016 with ULN '17, University Leadership Network
Harold Trochez

I went to the Capital Food Bank and help remove all the boxes that were left from all the food that was store in them. I had to throw away the boxes that were no good anymore and sort them out from the good ones. Had to also break the boxes in order to take them to a machine to crush them.

Gave 3.00 hours on 03/30/2016 with ULN '17
Alexis Mata Mendiola

That day, we sorted bread, and pastries of any sort into boxes and weigh them. This was something I was unfamiliar with so I struggled in the beginning but I got the hang of it after a while.

Gave 2.00 hours on 03/29/2016 with ULN '17, University Leadership Network
Brooklyn Adams

I enjoyed volunteering at the food bank. I helped sort and clean donated items to be donated.

Gave 3.00 hours on 03/27/2016 with The University of Texas at Austin, ULN '19, University Leadership Network
Evelyn Reyes

It was a great day to give back to the community and work on a project that will help feed thousands of families.

Gave 3.00 hours on 03/26/2016 with ULN '19
Jasmine Crowley

I volunteered this morning at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. We sorted through food and then others packaged it into boxes based on the type of food. I really enjoyed this experience; it was my first time volunteering at a food bank. We packaged over 6,000 pounds of food in 3 hours! It was a really rewarding experience.

Gave 3.00 hours on 03/26/2016 with ULN '18, University Leadership Network
Jasmine Crowley

I also took the afternoon shift at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. We sorted through food and then others packaged it into boxes based on the type of food. I really enjoyed this experience; it was my first time volunteering at a food bank. We packaged over 5,000 pounds of food from 1:30-4:30! It was a really rewarding experience.

Gave 3.00 hours on 03/26/2016 with ULN '18, University Leadership Network
Marcos Ortiz

Amazing volunteering opportunity. Not only are the volunteers helping for a great cause, but the food bank team has excelled at creating organized sections to really make the most efficient production lines. As a result, no person sits around idly waiting for order.

Gave 6.00 hours on 03/26/2016 with ULN '17, University Leadership Network
Cynthia Hoang

I worked a total of two shifts. I worked the morning shift where we worked sorting out frozen foods that were donated such as various meats (poultry, beef), and frozen dinners and items. I met some pretty great people and it was so fascinating to see that everything donated was put to good use. Inspection is done to provide the BEST quality food and it's even interesting that some can even be used to donate to zoo animals! It was a very cold but rewarding experience. We ended up serving over 3,000 meals. My second shift was working through sorting and the time went by so quick with meeting new people and talking to new people. It was very fun and definitely want to come back again.

Gave 6.00 hours on 03/24/2016 with ULN '18