Royal Fig, GelPro, Springdale Farm rally donation efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims

The food community is turning out in droves to help our friends in Houston and along the coast after Hurricane Harvey. Matthew Odam has compiled a great list of restaurants and bars that are raising money, and here are a few more food-related fundraisers and donation sites.

Royal Fig Catering loaded up a truck and sent it to Victoria on Monday. They’ll be doing the same for Houston later this week. Contributed by Royal Fig.

  • Whole Foods Market and Amazon are matching $1 million in donations to the Red Cross via Amazon’s online giving page. The Austin-area Whole Foods stores will be collecting for the Red Cross via donations at the registers.
  • H-E-B continues to take donations at its registers for hurricane relief.
  • Royal Fig Catering, one of Austin’s biggest catering companies, devised a whirlwind relief effort Sunday night to raise money to purchase supplies needed to cook hot meals for as many coastal residents as they could. Several of their vendors also donated food, which enabled the company to head to Victoria on Monday. Another trip to cook meals for a Houston children’s hospital is in the works, according to owner Kristin Stacy.
  • Lick Honest Ice Creams is donating 100 percent of proceeds from Texas Sheet Cake pints sold at all of their shops to the American Red Cross through the end of September.
  • Austin Community College’s culinary department is kicking off the new semester by cooking food for one of the local shelters.
  • Farmhouse Delivery is donating meals to relief shelters and collecting money for farmers who need a hand.
  • GelPro is donating 100 percent of sales of its Texas mat to relief efforts.
  • Springdale Farm is donating 100 percent of proceeds from Wednesday’s farm stand, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 755 Springdale Road, to Austin Disaster Relief Network. You can also drop-off donations for ADRN at the farm stand until noon.
  • SugarMama’s Bakeshop is hosting a drive for baby formula and pet food today (Tuesday).
  • Austin Bakes has set up an Austin Bakes for Harvey citywide bake sale for Sept. 16. Bakers can sign up now to provide baked goods and volunteer for the sale, which will raise money for Americares.

Last fall, Austin Bakes raised more than $2,000 for relief efforts in Haiti. The citywide bake sale will return on Sept. 16 to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims. Contributed by Austin Bakes.

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