Scholarships & Philanthropy
DCTX’s Student FNCE Scholarship provides an opportunity to undergraduate members and graduate student members to attend the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) – the world’s largest meeting of food, nutrition and dietetics experts to address key issues affecting the health of individuals and communities throughout the country and around the world.
FNCE and DICAS Scholarships Winners
2021 – Virtual
Olivia Friedrichs, Graduate Student, Texas State University
Miranda Walker, Graduate Student, Texas State University
Jessica Kergosien, Undergraduate Student, Texas State University
2020 – Virtual
Colbi Hardeman, Undergraduate Student, Texas State University
Gale Nelson, Graduate Student, Texas State University
2019 – In person, Philadelphia, PA
Lilly Roberts, Undergraduate Student Texas
$250 quarterly donation recipient – Mobile Loaves and Fishes
Mobile Loaves and Fishes is a social outreach ministry that provides supportive services and opportunities for meaningful employment to individuals who have experienced homelessness. The MLF culinary program gives a place for men and women who have experienced homelessness to use their excellent cooking skills to produce delicious meals. The MLF culinary team operates the Goodness Grill located in the Community First! Village. MLF has helped distribute more than $3 million in income by helping those who have experienced homelessness move their talents and skills into the economy.
To learn more about Mobile Loaves and Fishes, donate, or volunteer, please visit https://www.mlf.org.
$250 quarterly donation recipient – Central Texas Food Bank
At the time, donations were being TRIPLED by Amy Lord, Realtor® and Fathom Realty. Our donation will provide 3,000 meals to community members.
CTFB works with food donors across the country, financial supporters and volunteers to fill unmet needs in Central Texas. The commitment from private, government and charitable partners has allowed CTFB to bring nearly 54 million meals to the Central Texas community last year and into the hands of families and local nonprofits that turn to CTFB for help.
To learn more about the Central Texas Food Bank, donate, or volunteer, please visit https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/
$250 quarterly donation recipient – Austin Area Urban League’s #LoveThyNeighborTX campaign
The Austin Area Urban League (AAUL) is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to providing economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights for African Americans and other underserved/underrepresented populations in the Austin/Central Texas region. AAUL’s #LoveThyNeighborTX campaign was created to provide shelter, food, water, and home repair to families and individuals in need in the Austin area as a result of damages caused by Winter Storm Uri. More information can be found here: https://aaul.org/love-your-neighbor
$250 quarterly donation recipient – Good Apple
In March 2020, during the initial surge of COVID-19, Good Apple launched “Stay Home, Stay Healthy”, a grocery delivery program serving elderly and immunocompromised people in Austin who also faced food insecurity. Since the program began, Good Apple has delivered 720,000+ pounds of healthy food to 23,500+ Austinites.
How it works:
- Good Apple is coordinating with local farm partners and food pantries to source produce and pantry staples.
- Teams of healthy volunteers, in groups of less than 10, pack the food relief boxes and deliver them directly to the homes of individuals in need, via “no-contact” drop-offs.
- Each relief box will contain enough food to last one person for one week and should entirely replace a trip to the grocery store.