Philanthropy

Recap: The Big Chill

Recap: The Big Chill

Every summer since the Austin Food Blogger Alliance was formed, we have curated a special evening to benefit a local non-profit organization.  Each year is better than the last, and 2014 was really cool! The Big Chill raised $1,500 for Meals On Wheels And More, an Austin 501(c)3 charity that promotes independent living by providing meals […]

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Win Tickets to the Big Chill!!

Win Tickets to the Big Chill!!

  Click here or on logo above to buy tickets. Public is welcome!!   Enter to win two tickets to The Big Chill! For all AFBA members, a chance for you and your readers to win tickets to the Big Chill. Write a post on your website with the Rafflecopter information for your readers to win. Then […]

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Thank You To All

Thank You To All

A great big hug and thank you to all who made Cupcakes and Cocktails 2013 such a roaring success. First of all, thanks to Chef Aimee Olson and the staff at Le Cordon Bleu who so graciously hosted us in their facilities and fed us so well. The bacon wrapped scallops were HUGE and delicious. […]

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Meet Me at the Market

Meet Me at the Market

AFBA blogs in support of the Sustainable Food Center In November and December of 2012, Austin Food Blogger Alliance members were paired up with local farmers and vendors who are fixtures at the Sustainable Food Center’s Farmers’ Markets held throughout Austin several days a week. Their mission: introduce their readers to the remarkable people behind […]

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Join us for Cupcakes & Cocktails on July 25 to benefit Bake A Wish

Join us for Cupcakes & Cocktails on July 25 to benefit Bake A Wish

Mark your calendar on Wednesday, July 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. for “Cupcakes & Cocktails” – bringing together Austin’s best bakers and food bloggers to raise funds for Bake A Wish, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing birthday cakes and other baked goods to children in shelters and foster homes, the elderly, disabled, and other underserved communities […]

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Touchdown! Austin Food Bloggers Assist CAFB Souper Bowl of Caring

Touchdown! Austin Food Bloggers Assist CAFB Souper Bowl of Caring

In early February, twenty-two volunteers from the Austin Food Blogger Alliance spent an evening at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. We were there to help sort through donations from the Food Bank’s Souper Bowl of Caring donation drive. With work clothes on and following an orientation from Bethany and Lea (part of the Food […]

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Giving Back at the Capital Area Food Bank

Giving Back at the Capital Area Food Bank

Flipping through December’s “Cool Issue” of Austin Monthly, I found something decidedly not cool. Tucked in the issue, along with listings for the city’s hippest shops and newest restaurants, was an article by Sarah Thurmond focusing on Austin’s low ranking among America’s “most generous cities.” How could that be? I thought. Not my city, this […]

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Capital Area Food Bank SNAP Challenge

Capital Area Food Bank SNAP Challenge

A big “Thank You!” goes out to our members that participated in the SNAP Challenge, our first philanthropy event for the AFBA. In total, we had 20 bloggers participate. In addition to helping raise awareness to the hunger issues in our community and the SNAP program in particular, these bloggers also provided more than 60 […]

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Michelle Fandrich on the Capital Area Food Bank Challenge

Michelle Fandrich on the Capital Area Food Bank Challenge

I spend a lot of time thinking (and writing) about how to get healthier, tastier foods into our kids. But I am ashamed to say that in the past I have spared little thought for those who may be concerned with an even more serious problem – just getting food for their kids. Period. Full […]

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