How to help food banks right now

July 12, 2008

When the going gets tough, the poor are hit first, as reported by this week’s Statesman story and last November’s NYT story. From the Statesman: “The Capital Area Food Bank, which distributes food to some 350 Read More

Who’s hungry in Austin?

January 31, 2008

What does it mean to be poor in Central Texas? Often it means being hungry. Yes, there are a number of free meal providers for poor people in and around Austin, but just preparing and Read More

Food drive! Beyond the can

December 31, 2007

First off, thanks for that can of cream of chicken. And the jar of pimentos always helps. Really! But there are lots of other things in your pantry – or things you can throw in Read More

1000 bags of Thanksgiving groceries

November 19, 2007

One of the stories we have planned for the first issue of GoodCause is about Thanksgiving volunteering. Thanksgiving kicks off the season of giving, after all, and there are lots of opportunities around town to Read More

How cool is Operation Turkey?

October 3, 2007

Operation Turkey is one of those philanthropic organization that can inspire the rest of us to forget our inhibitions and do something obvious to help someone else. I first read about Operation Turkey in June. Read More

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