Caritas of Austin – Volunteering at the community kitchen

Caritas of Austin was founded in 1964 by Richard McCabe, and has since been preventing and ending homelessness for people across Greater Austin. The charity provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links then to resources to achieve self-sufficiency.

Purple support Caritas of Austin

Last week, the team in Austin rolled up their sleeves and supported the charities community kitchen program – helping prepare, cook and clean up meals for over 250 homeless people in the area.

Check out the video here.

Amy Horowitz, Director of Sales – US and Canada at Purple, said: “Working with Caritas was a very rewarding experience. Not only were the staff generally happy helping people, but it was also life changing for me. After the visit, I have shared my experience and encouraged others to volunteer there as well. I am fortunate enough to work with an organization like Purple that encourages us to volunteer in our local communities.”

Shirin Mirdamadi, Enterprise Account Manager at Purple, added: “It was a very humbling experience for us, especially during this ATX heatwave where it has consistently been over 100 degrees every day this week.”

The community kitchen provides a free, nutritious lunch to individuals, Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m, and is primarily volunteer based. For more information or to volunteer, visit the website.

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