Over 600 guests enjoyed bite sized-samples from some of Austin’s favorite chefs and eateries at Communities in Schools 18th Annual Food for Thought benefit. Congressman Michael McCaul and his wife Linda, along with Tyson Tuttle, CEO of Silicon Labs, were the chairs for this year’s event and State Senator Kirk Watson served as the emcee.
Food for Thought raises funds and awareness for program that encourages students to stay in school.
The Austin Music Hall hosted event which brought together educators, philanthropists and civic leaders to address the concerns being addressed by the organization which provides a support system to help students best reach their goals.
The heart of their program centers around their dropout prevention program serving 56 Central Texas public schools. Using a network of volunteers, business leaders, social services and community resources, last year 99% of students who were served by Community Schools stayed in school.
* photos courtesy of Stacey Harrell