Let Your Online Activities Benefit the Food Bank

January 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

These days, it’s easy to stay in touch with friends, share your knowledge and even manage your weight loss online.  Did you know that you can do these things while providing much-needed food for hungry Central Texans?  Simply select the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, Inc. as your charity of choice.  Your gift will go a long way – every $1 provides $5 worth of nutritious food.

Here’s a round-up of websites to help you use social media and online services for ending hunger at home.


Easily raise funds for the Food Bank with this simple application widget and see instant progress on your efforts.  The widget works with any Web page and many popular social media sites. The PayPal account email address for the Capital Area Food Bank is contribute@austinfoodbank.org.


Make raising money for the Food Bank not just easy, but also fun.  While you raise funds for the Food Bank, you’ll also have opportunities to compete for prizes like Apple iPads, get a free t-shirt, earn points for every dollar you raise, and points for votes from Crowdrise members.  Crowdrise’s community-based participation-driven giving philosophy is summed up in their motto:  “If you don’t give back, no one will like you.”


GoodSearch is a free browser toolbar that you install. When you use it as your search engine, or if you purchase online from a large directory of vendors, a portion of the proceeds go to the Food Bank.  You can also enter the “Who do you GoodSearch For” video contest.  Make a heartfelt, creative video about why you chose CAFB as your charity. If your video is featured,  GoodSearch will donate $100 to the Food Bank.



Do you love to Tweet? Designate the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas as your charity on HelpAttack!

Pound for Pound Challenge

Take the Pound for Pound Challenge.  For every pound you pledge to lose through May 31, 2011, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 11¢ to Feeding America® — enough to secure one pound of groceries on behalf of local food banks. Now, for the first time, you can create your own Pound For Pound Challenge® team! Sign up with friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and anyone who you’d like to invite. Lose weight, feed your community and have fun with the support of others who share the same goals.


Based on the popular game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, sixdegrees.org helps you create fundraising badges to support the Capital Area Food Bank. These badges can be placed on your social networking profiles, blogs and websites.

Do you have an upcoming celebration, graduation or birthday? Ask for a Good Card®.  The Good Card® is a gift card with stored value that you can redeem as a donation to the Food Bank. It’s a great way to let your family and friends know you are passionate about ending hunger.


Did you know that the Capital Area Food Bank accepts PayPal donations? WhatGives offers a great widget you can use on Facebook or on your personal web page to collect donations for the Food Bank.

For more information on how to raise food and funds for the Food Bank click here.


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