RecognizeGood was pleased to acknowledge Julie Webb as the recipient of its 88th RecognizeGood Legend award, in a presentation held November 7th at Austin’s Community of Christ church. As part of the recognition, a $1,000 donation was made in Julie’s name to food rescue nonprofit Keep Austin Fed.
With lessons of frugality instilled in her childhood, Julie was drawn to Keep Austin Fed and has rescued over 150,000 pounds of food. Keep Austin Fed’s mission is to reduce hunger and help the environment by connecting surplus food with our neighbors in need. Approximately 30% of food in America ends up in a landfill – volunteers like Julie help prevent that. To date, she has completed over 900 food runs and “rescued” over 150,000 pounds of food, the equivalent of more than 120,000 meals! Julie doesn’t just do it herself – she trains others as well. She’s considered a “multiplier,” training many volunteers and bringing in whoever she can to help the cause.
On top of being a powerhouse at Keep Austin Fed, Julie is also a volunteer manager for the Author Transportation Crew at the Texas Book Festival, volunteers with KLRU’s Austin City Limits and Overheard with Evan Smith, she is the treasurer at her church and part of the “Homeless Breakfast” crews. Her generosity and energy are constantly put into these organizations and touching thousands of lives through many different scopes in Austin.