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Central Texas Food Bank


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 Austin Pets Alive!, 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
Cynthia Hoang

Today we organized pastries, boxes, and products and helped tape them up and make them look very presentable. We inspect each one and got rid of any bad ones to only give the best quality ones and it's then shipped to feed those who need meals. I met other fellow longhorns from this experience and it was very enjoyable hearing about their volunteering experiences.

Gave 3.00 hours on 03/24/2016 with ULN '18
Cynthia Hoang

Today we sorted through cans and many dry goods. We inspected it and made sure everything was safe and in good condition. We washed it so it would be in the utmost top condition and sorted it in the correct bins. I was placed in charge of sorting and carrying over goods in the right container. The three hours passed by very quickly!

There weren't as many people present, but even so we worked productively, impacted, and helped make over 2,000 meals.

Gave 3.00 hours on 03/23/2016 with ULN '18
Daniela Rojas
Brenda Salazar Villarreal

I helped to organize and box pastries and bread products. This boxed products will then go off to feed thousands of people throughout Central Texas. Even though at the end I was very exhausted it was still a fun experience!

Gave 6.00 hours on 03/15/2016 with ULN '18
Daniela Rojas
Brooklyn Adams

Today I volunteered at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas by sorting through donated dry food items. My responsibilities included checking for expiration dates and dents on boxes, canned goods, and other miscellaneous items. I enjoyed volunteering at this event because seeing all the donated items itemizes the impact that volunteering at this makes.

Gave 3.00 hours on 03/05/2016 with The University of Texas at Austin, ULN '19, University Leadership Network
Zachary Martinez
Tirza Vargas

I enjoyed it a lot. This was my second time and I am getting ahold of things a lot more.

Gave 3.00 hours on 02/06/2016 with ULN '19
Destiny Rodriguez

It is the best feeling knowing you are helping out so many families in the community. I would 100% volunteer here again.

Gave 2.00 hours on 02/06/2016 with University Leadership Network