KR Training staff instructor Paul Martin organized a fund raiser for the Central Texas Food Bank, a great Austin-area charity feeding the hungry. The event was a “Skip the Line” dinner and auction at world famous Franklin’s BBQ, home of some of the best brisket in Texas (and the world). Normally to eat at Franklin’s requires standing in line for hours. At this charity event, 50 tickets (one for each chair in the dining room) were available for $250 a seat, and those attending got a heaping plate of brisket, ribs, sausage, turkey, sides (and pie for dessert).
The Central Texas Food Bank supports many local charities, including the VA Mobile Pantry. More than 25% of the food bank’s work goes to military veterans. Thanks to support from major corporate and public donors they are able to provide 4 meals for as little as $1.
Paul and Karl put together a firearms training package for the live auction that included a license to carry course and gift certificates for KR Training classes.
That package brought in $700 for the food bank. The total raised at the event brought in enough to fund 60,000 meals, thanks to the generosity of those that attended.
You can support the Central Texas Food Bank by donating via their website. They accept donations as small as $10, or you can set up a monthly donation.