DOC & GAYLE YOUNG FOOD DRIVE
Countdown to 'Virtual Delivery Day'
November 13, 2020 | 5:00 PM
Raising Funds To Feed Families in Central Texas
The Austin Apartment Association’s annual Doc & Gayle Young Food Drive is a volunteer-driven fundraiser. Fundraising begins mid-August and ends mid-November. Since the beginning of the Doc & Gayle Young Food Drive in 1986, the funds raised have been used to purchase Thanksgiving food packs for Central Texans in our 11-county jurisdiction. Our 100+ AAA member volunteers would hand deliver these food packets to the Austin Housing Authority, the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services Rainbow Room, SAFE Austin and Foundation Communities on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
This year, due to COVID-19, we are donating all funds raised to our four partner organizations (listed above) as well as the Central Texas Food bank.
While 2020 may look a little different, we still need your support... now, more than ever! Please donate online or volunteer to help with our fundraising efforts. 100% of collected funds go toward feeding needy families and individuals in Austin and surrounding areas.
Celebrating our Community
What began in 1986 under volunteer Steve Cartelli with $600 in total donations has grown to an annual fundraising event with more than $869,000 in donations made since the inception of the drive over 30 years ago. Austin residents have received over 23,050 Thanksgiving Food Packs from the Doc & Gayle Young Food Drive since 1986. Food pantries in 10 counties surrounding Travis have received $15,000 in financial donations from the food drive. AAA volunteer member Michael “Doc” Young was at the helm of the committee since 1987 until retiring the role in 2012. The 2020 Food Drive is ably led by Terri Needham, Paige Russell and Taryn Merrill.
Make A Difference. Make A Donation.
Help us reach our $25,000 Goal!
Make your online donation to the Doc & Gayle Young Food Drive. All donations are made through the Austin Community Foundation and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Submit Check or Cash
Make checks payable to the Doc & Gayle Young Food Drive. Submit donations to:
AAA c/o Food Drive
8620 Burnet Rd. #475
Austin, TX 78757