The Austin Reggae Festival believes that helping those in need in our community is a central theme of the music we celebrate each April at Auditorium Shores. We also believe strongly in the Capital Area Food Bank’s fight against hunger in Central Texas. That’s why the Austin Reggae Festival benefits the Central Texas Food Bank (previously known as the Capital Area Food Bank).
The Food Bank is at the front line of hunger relief, providing food for 46,000 Central Texans every week with the help of nearly 300 Partner Agencies in a 21 county service area.
With the percentage of Central Texans who are hungry, or at risk of hunger, growing at nearly double the growth rate of the overall population, support from events such as the Austin Reggae Festival is vital to the Food Bank’s mission.
Over the last decade, dub music fans coming to the Austin Reggae Festival each April have helped to raise more than $1,000,000 for the Central Texas Food Bank. During this 10-year time period, the Austin Reggae Festival is proud to have emerged as the largest annual fundraising event / activity for Food Bank and its extensive network of Partner Agencies.
For more information on the Central Texas Food Bank and its various programs, please click here.
Also, click here to read Austin Reggae Festival insights from Mark Jackson, who is Chief Development Officer for the Central Texas Food Bank.