Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) news
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is working with concessionaires and Keep Austin Fed to operate a terminal Food Rescue Program. The Food Rescue Program donates food to the Austin community rather than having the unsold, packaged food going to the landfill.
“We are so thrilled when organizations like ABIA join our fight to reduce the 40 percent of food wasted in America by redistributing their wholesome surplus food to some of the approximately 180,000 people in Austin who don't know where their next meal will come from,” said Lisa Barden, Keep Austin Fed Program Director.
The Food Rescue Program was initiated by Austin’s airport on March 1, 2017. So within the first month, the program gathered over 3,500 unsold food products. All got to donate to those in need.
Unsold food products included sandwiches, salads, snack boxes and buns.
The program focuses on preventing unopened packaged food. That’s from being discarded by distributing the food to individuals in need within the community.
Paradies Lagardere donated a refrigerator to store donated food, in the Barbra Jordan Terminal. Keep Austin Fed picks up the food on weekdays.
Donations are taken to Foundation Communities (Skyline Terrace, Arbor Terrace and Bluebonnet Studios) in Austin, which provide families with an affordable place to call home.
Donations also go to the Rebekah Baines Johnson Center, which has been providing affordable housing for the elderly in Austin for over 40 years on the north side of Lady Bird Lake.
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