Open Collective
Open Collective


Updates on our activities and progress.

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Saturday food pantry
Published on March 6, 2023 by Carol Rabun
Our first time to give out food at Austin Firefighters Assoc parking lot.We fed 63 homeless . 48 families with a total of 199 in the household 43 were under 18,They were allowed to pick out the food they wanted and as much as they needed. N...
New Collaboration
Published on March 2, 2023 by Carol Rabun
We have been invited to partner with Keep Austin Fed to do a food pantry at Blackland Community Center on Tuesday March 28, 2023. We will be giving out food to several hundred people that day. This weekend will be our first time to move our...
We have grown so much this year
Published on December 10, 2022 by Carol Rabun
At the beginning of this year we were feeding a few hundred people. At the end of 2022 we are feeding about 1000 people through 5 organization. Carol's Kindness rents a U-Haul truck to pick up the donations. Volunteers from all organanizati...
U-Haul donation
Published on October 27, 2022 by Carol Rabun
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...
Warehouse donations
Published on October 24, 2022 by Carol Rabun
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...
Food Justice Program grant
Published on September 27, 2022 by Carol Rabun
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.
Welcome to Carol's Kindness
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 c...
Published on June 10, 2022 by Carol Rabun
For 2022 we are moving more food than ever to people in need. I live in a poor zip code. My 29 volunteers bring donated food to my house. Under the carport we bought last year, we distribute all the food. No qualifying no limits. Take what...
Shipping container Africa bound
Published on March 30, 2022 by Carol Rabun
Fredericka, one of our volunteers has been sending drygoods, clothes, shoes, pots, pans, plates, bowls, silverware, toiletries, soap etc. Back to her hometown in Africa. The people there are extremely poor. Anything they get is a blessing....
Carol's-kindness is starting a new mission. Since prop B passed in the city of Austin to not allow camping in open spaces/state and local property, the city has been doing"sweeps" of the camps. The people are given notice that their camp wi...
Sammy has had a rough last few years. But I think thing are turning around for her. Last year she came home to her tent and found her boyfriend dead. She did a GoFundMe account to try to get enough money to bury him. From that to now she ha...
New donation from Good Apple
Published on March 29, 2022 by Carol Rabun
We will start getting 100 boxes of produce and fruit the weekend of April 1. A lady I met through my Buy Nothing group works for Good Apple. She recommended my food pantry to receive the boxes. On Wed, Feb 23, 2022 at 1:17 PM Samantha @ Goo...
Limited cash assistance for rooms.
Published on March 10, 2022 by Carol Rabun
Carol's Kindness will pay room rent and buy tents for individuals experiencing homelessness. Giving them a hand up. Assist them in getting the proper help through Legal Aid, SSI, doctors visits, eye exams, groceries. With the hotel space an...
Food Handlers certificate
Published on January 24, 2022 by Carol Rabun
1-24-2022 Our volunteers are getting their food handlers certificates this month. Food safety is very important to us. Knowing how to keep food at a safe temperature and how to correctly handle food will help us keep all our clients safer.
Published on January 24, 2022 by Carol Rabun
Update: March 13, 2022 the roof still isn't on the carport. Jerry has been so sick that he hasn't been able to work on it. He has called multiple companies to pay to finish it but it is such a small job that no one has called back. January...
year 2021
Published on January 24, 2022 by Carol Rabun
We have helped many people who have food insecurity during 2021. We received food from Central Texas Food Bank, Randall's, HEB, Sprout's, Central Donut, Little Ola' Biscuit, Cooks Nook, Austin Restoration Ministries, St Vincent's de Paul an...
Car port
Published on October 28, 2021 by Carol Rabun
We have five pop-ups in our driveway for shade and covering from the rain. We are currently working on getting a carport built in front of the house.