We Help reduce Waste, Recover Food!
(And we compost)
We stock a food pantry for use by our clients and our team. We keep needs updated on our Things to Get Us wishlist.
Make Food for Our Clients
You can do with family or friends from your own location anytime. We cannot offer our facilities for food preparation.
We almost always need sandwiches. Peanut butter and jelly are popular as are very meaty sandwiches. Don't put a dressing on the sandwiches (butter OK) nor any vegetables. Sandwiches stay fresher that way. But you can send those on the side if you like.
We also need food for our Friday Fun Days. Contact us at info@SYMin.org or call Tondra for more information about this.
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Do you know we take these?
Canned protein (tuna, chicken, chili, beans, meaty soup)
Cold breakfast cereal (bags or boxes)
Shelf-stable milks (cow or vegan)
We'll take just about anything unopened from your pantry!
Leftovers carefully cared for from meetings, events, catering, and parties can be used for Friday Fundays if brought that day. You can also order for delivery on Fridays. Coordinate with Tondra to learn more.
We can take most unopened items from your fridge, properly cared for.
Note: We are an active food recovery organization for 10 years. We receive fresh baked bread, fruits, and vegetables from Keep Austin Fed, Save the Food, Whole Foods and Wheatsville Co-op!
Concentrated frozen Juices
Meats, raw in small sizes
Disposable paper plates and 8 to 12 oz. cups. (We try to stay away from disposable, but we use them at some events. We'll take what you already have but above is our preference for new purchases. We take already purchased disposable utensils. Don't buy any new for us! We don't use straws.)
Metal forks and spoons
Cleaning supplies you tried but didn't love (even opened is fine)
Foil, bags, wraps, parchment. We do a lot of cooking!
For clients moving into housing:
Pots and pans
Working toaster ovens
Small working microwaves
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