The Austin Reggae Festival is one of the Capital Area Food Bank’s biggest fundraisers, and for the past few years, rain cancellations have put a serious dent in the amount of money the organization can raise through it.
On Sunday, the second day of the festival was cancelled because of weather, which is about a $100,000 hit for the food bank.
The nonprofit, which serves 46,000 Central Texans each week, says that’s the equivalent of 400,000 meals.
Nearly half a million meals isn’t a small number. The food bank is asking the community — no matter if they were planning to attend the festival — to make donations to help make up some of that loss.
You can make a donation and find out more about the Capital Area Food Bank’s mission at austinfoodbank.org.