Current Hours of Operation
Needed Special Volunteer Roles and Schedule for Foreseeable Future
Please call 409-839-8777 to offer your assistance for all or some portion of the projects listed below. Numbers in parentheses are the estimated total number of volunteers who can volunteer for the task.
Donation/Food Sorting & Disaster Food Box Assembly – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for the foreseeable future (10 – 15 volunteers at any given time)
Senior Box and Mobile Pantry Distributions – As needed, call Volunteer Coordination at 409-839-8777 for scheduling possibilities and off-site location details (6 – 8 volunteers per site)
Office Tasks (mail stuffing, phone calling, phone answering, etc.) – As needed, various times between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday for the foreseeable future (3 – 5 volunteers per day)
Items that are Most Needed to Assist with Hurricane Related Hunger Relief and Recovery
- Hand-held snack items such as granola bars, peanut butter crackers, protein bars, etc.
- Pop-top ready-to-eat items such as applesauce or fruit cups
- Shelf-stable pantry items such as peanut butter, jelly, tuna, chili, beef stew and soup
Other Helpful Items
- Personal hygiene items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
- Cleaning supplies (bleach, non-bleach, paper towels, etc.)
- Bottled water
Food and supply items may be shipped to the Southeast Texas Food Bank at 3845 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway, Beaumont, TX, 77705 or dropped off at that address between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Monetary donations are truly welcome, as they give us the ultimate flexibility to be responsive and fulfill our mission in the face of evolving circumstances. Financial contributions can be made online through our website’s Donate Now button or by mailing checks to: Southeast Texas Food Bank, P.O. Box 21012, Beaumont, TX 77720
Future Recovery Assistance
We are currently active in addressing community needs through the establishment of mobile pantries that bring food supplies into the areas where sheltered or displaced residents are known to be, and through enrollment for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits for those who are eligible, but not yet enrolled. Mobile pantry sites for a given week are posted on our Facebook page. You may also call us at 409-839-8777 to find mobile pantry sites near you.
As displaced residents return home or seek new long-term shelter, we will more aggressively resume our ordinary distributions of temporary assistance food aid and social services enrollment through partner agencies as the normative way locals affected by Hurricane Harvey can access improved nutrition. A list of associated agencies is available by clicking on the Get Help tab on this website and searching by county.