MusicTechandFood.org Modernizes the Traditional Food Drive Concept

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New non-profit elevates tech and music communities’ awareness of food insecurity

Members of the #beniceandsocial committee from social media software company Spredfast. In April, MusicTechandFood.org helped raise over 1000 meals to fight hunger in Texas.

48.1 million Americans, one in seven, are food insecure, meaning they are often forced to skip meals, eat less at meals, buy cheap non-nutritious food or feed their children but not themselves.

Today, MusicTechandFood.org, a non-profit organization announced their launch and initiative to bring together two vibrant and powerful communities – music and technology – to help solve hunger.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 48.1 million Americans, one in seven, are food insecure, meaning they are often forced to skip meals, eat less at meals, buy cheap non-nutritious food or feed their children but not themselves. To help reduce these numbers, MusicTechandFood.org will help local tech companies and the music community plan, promote, and execute a new food drive concept they developed which integrates mobile donation technology into the giving experience. Proceeds raised will go directly to local food relief partners and support food security programs.

"Capital Area Food Bank Of Texas is pleased to partner with MusicTechandFood.org. We have seen first-hand the giving power of the tech and music communities and are excited to partner with an organization whose mission combines the impact of two strong sectors to fight food insecurity," said Mark Jackson, Chief Development Officer, CAFB Texas.

Programs at MusicTechandFood.org include food and fundraising events hosted at technology companies, food drives promoted by music venues and artists, and community events during which music and technology partners come together to raise awareness around the three pillars of food security -- food use, accessibility and availability.

"Civitas Learning is happy to work with MusicTechandFood.org to host a food drive and raise money for such an awesome cause. We love to give back to the community in a variety of ways while also having fun and meeting new people in the tech world,” shared Emily Washburn, Employee Experience Specialist at Civitas Learning.

All participants will have exclusive access to MTF concerts and events, directly supporting and advancing the way food and funds are collected and distributed to people in need.

Nick Zamora, drummer for the Houston TX based soul band The Suffers, said, "The Suffers are really looking forward to partnering with MusicTechandFood.org to help raise food, funds and focus on the massive issue of hunger in America. The MTF mission is something we wanted to get on board with as soon as we heard about it."

MusicTechandFood.org is headquartered in Austin, TX and will soon be expanding to additional markets including Los Angeles and Denver. If you are interested in supporting our growth in Austin, in cities nationwide or starting a local chapter, contact info(at)musictechandfood(dot)org.

In addition to Capital Area Food Bank, Civitas Learning and the Suffers, other launch partners include Spredfast, Idean, Mosaic Sound Collective, The Parish, Feeding Texas, and Sustainable Food Center.

About MusicTechandFood.org:

MusicTechandFood.org (MTF) is a volunteer based non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating hunger and food insecurity through partnerships with members of the local technology, music and food communities.

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