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Carol’s Kindness

Food pantry


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Support the following initiatives from Carol’s Kindness.

Storing dry goods, clothing, tents
Coffee and creamer for teachers
Buy healthy food for food insecure people

Top financial contributors


Austin Mutual Aid

$50,000 USD since Nov 2021

City of Austin

$3,000 USD since Nov 2022

Open Collective Foundation

$448.74 USD since Oct 2021


Carol Rabun

$8,974.77 USD since Oct 2021

Carol’s Kindness is all of us

Our contributors 9

Thank you for supporting Carol’s Kindness.

Carol Rabun


$8,975 USD

miranda peranda

Core Contributor

Vivian Loya

Core Contributor

Michael Tullius

Core Contributor

Austin Mutual...

$50,000 USD

City of Austin

$3,000 USD


Transparent and open finances.

from Erica to Carol’s Kindness

-$175.00 USD
Reimbursement #111048
-$836.50 USD
Reimbursement #110476

from FSP*ABC HOME & COMMERCIAL to Carol’s Kindness

-$45.47 USD
Charge #108968
Today’s balance

$4,694.99 USD

Total raised

$81,259.42 USD

Total disbursed

$76,564.43 USD

Estimated annual budget

$34,448.16 USD


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Carol’s Kindness

Updates on our activities and progress.

U-Haul donation

I received a email from U-Haul we are receiving $250 worth of truck rental. Thank you so much. With the new food donations this will help get the food to its distribution place much faster and hold the temperature of the food much better th...
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Published on October 27, 2022 by Carol Rabun

Warehouse donations

We have picked up 3 new to us distribution centers. 2 fill vending machine in local offices. Like Tesla and IBM. The third supplies a major convince store. That puts us up to 5 donation pick ups for Friday. We share it with other organizati...
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Published on October 24, 2022 by Carol Rabun

Food Justice Program grant

Thank you city of Austin for selecting Carol's Kindness for one of your Food Justice Program Grants. The money will be spent on buying food for homeless and under fed people in our neighborhood.
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Published on September 27, 2022 by Carol Rabun


Welcome! Carol's Kindness+ is a simple solution, we directly rescue usable food that would have otherwise been thrown away from grocers, restaurants, and other food industry sources and make it available to families and individuals in our community. Food rescue is extremely effective because it simultaneously gets food to those who need it, reduces food waste, and minimizes the number of toxic emissions from food going to landfills. Several days a week, our volunteer-driven team use their personal vehicles to pick up food from locations which have donations. The food is then transferred directly from point A to point B, and in the hands of our neighbors. The food available varies from day-to-day and is healthy food that is either excess inventory or is not marketable at retail due to nearing expiration dates or slight defects such as bruising or misshaping. Our food rescues are designed to be quick so that the food spends minimal time in transport. The process is simple, sustainable, and reliable.

While our focus is on rescuing food, Carol's Kindness+ also provides information to resources in the community including housing information, financial assistance, job postings/fairs, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost help. The information comes from public knowledge, word-of-mouth, and our network of friends.

¡Bienvenidos! Carol's Kindness+ es una solución simple, rescatamos directamente alimentos utilizables que de otro modo habrían sido desechados de tiendas de comestibles, restaurantes y otras fuentes de la industria alimentaria y la hacemos disponible para familias e individuos de nuestra comunidad. El rescate de alimentos es extremadamente efectivo porque simultáneamente lleva alimentos a quienes los necesitan, reduce el desperdicio de alimentos y minimiza la cantidad de emisiones tóxicas de los alimentos que van a los vertederos. Varios días a la semana, nuestro equipo de voluntarios utiliza sus vehículos personales para recoger alimentos de los lugares que reciben donaciones. Luego, la comida se transfiere directamente del punto A al punto B, y en manos de nuestros vecinos. Los alimentos disponibles varían de un día a otro y son alimentos saludables que tienen un exceso de inventario o que no se pueden comercializar al por menor debido a fechas de

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miranda peranda

Core Contributor

Vivian Loya

Core Contributor

Michael Tullius

Core Contributor