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Austin’s Food for Thought Event

Get ready to sink your teeth into some of Austin’s most delicious and locally prepared dishes at the 18th annual Food for Thought event. This fundraiser will be held at the Austin Music Hall from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature food samples prepared by 22 of Austin’s finest chefs. All of the proceeds from the Food for Thought event go to aid dropout prevention programs in Austin area schools. This event is for Austin area residents who are age 21 and older, and is one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer.

Food for Thought Event Details

  • When: Thursday, September 12 from 6PM to 9PM
  • Where: Austin Music Hall
  • Suitable for: Ages 21 & up
  • Admission: Tickets are allotted based on sponsorship packages. Call (512) 464-9762 for more information
Austin TX Food for Thought
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What is Communities in Schools?

Communities in Schools is a local organization that helps students overcome their struggles in order to complete high school. Thanks to the variety of programs and services that CIS provides, 99% of the students who received help from the organization stayed in school or graduated last year.

The CIS mission is to surround students with a strong community of support and solutions, which empower them to stay in school and achieve their goals. Several fundraising events are held in the Central Texas area throughout the year as an effort to raise money to support these children and their families. Together, the residents and business owners of Austin can help to make a difference in the lives of Central Texas’ troubled youth.

What Can I Expect at Food for Thought?

Locally owned restaurants in the Austin area come together one night out of the year to celebrate good times and great food. When you attend the Food for Thought event, you will have the opportunity to sample some of the finest appetizers, dishes, desserts and drinks in the area. This is not only a great opportunity for the community to come together in support of a great cause, but it is also a great way for local restaurants to gain more customers as hundreds of people gather to taste their famous entrees.

Some of the local restaurants that will be serving food at this year’s event include:

  • El Alma Café
  • The Driskill Grill
  • Jack Allen’s Kitchen
  • Parkside Projects
  • Garrido’s
  • Siena Ristorante Toscana

How Can I Attend?

If you or your company would like to become a sponsor for the Food for Thought event, you can email the Special Events Coordinator Laura Hayes at or you can call (512) 464-9762 for more information. Tickets for the event are allotted based on the sponsorship package that you choose. You could make it a group event and get together with friends or co-workers in order to pay for a sponsorship package and receive tickets.

Food for Thought is a one night only event that brings together some of the very best food served by locally owned Austin restaurants in order to raise money for a worthwhile cause. If you would like to learn more about Communities In Schools and what they are doing to enhance the abilities of Austin’s youth, you can visit the organization’s website.

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