KXAN’s Friendsgiving Challenge: Our third annual competition benefitting the Central Texas Food Bank has wrapped up. See how much Central Texas viewers donated in 2023 to the organization, plus which meteorologist’s team raised the most money. Thank you, Central Texas, for your generosity toward this cause! And you can still donate even though the friendly competition is over.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The race to raise the most money for Central Texas Food Bank is back on for 2023. Join KXAN meteorologists David Yeomans and Kristen Currie as they go head-to-head for three weeks in November — all for a great cause.

And you can play a part! Pick a team (Team Kristen or Team David) and donate what you can.

The competition starts Nov. 1 and ends the day before Thanksgiving. No matter which KXAN meteorologist raises the most money overall, our Central Texas community is the real winner.

Click on the team of your choosing to make a donation.

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Can’t see the donate buttons? Click here to donate for Team Kristen and here to donate for Team David.

Hunger by the numbers

The Central Texas Food Bank does more than just provide food for families in need through roughly 300 community partners. It also educates about healthy eating and assists families in applying for federal assistance programs.

The food bank serves more than 60,000 people every week throughout 21 counties in Central Texas. And, because of its partners and the scale at which it operates, it’s able to stretch donations into more food than one person can buy at the store for the same amount. That’s how it’s able to take even $1 and turn it into four meals.

According to the Central Texas Food Bank:

  • 1 in 4-5 children in Central Texas are at risk of hunger
  • 1 in 7 people in Central Texas are at risk of hunger
  • 93% of food bank clients are not homeless
  • 64% of households it serves have at least one working adult