This year marks the 25th anniversary of 12News and the Southeast Texas Food Bank working together to conduct a special holiday season food and fund drive to help Southeast Texans in need. In a typical year, approximately 1 in 5 Southeast Texans leans on the Southeast Texas Food Bank for hunger relief consistently or at some point in the year. This year, in the wake of Tropical Storm Imelda’s impact on our area, the need is even greater because disasters create need even for families who might not ordinarily rely on the Food Bank for food assistance.
We are grateful for food collection partnerships with HEB, Kroger, and Market Basket that allow individuals to support this food drive by purchasing items at those stores and leaving them on-site in a collection receptacle for us to pick up and bring to the Food Bank. We also thank Community Bank of Texas for hosting food collection receptacles in its branches as well.
Businesses, churches, schools, and other organizations are encouraged to support us by hosting a food and fund drive of their own and sharing the food and funds gathered by Thursday, December 19. Organizations are also invited to consider being part of a special promotional broadcast day hosted by 12 News on Thursday, December 5. For more details on how organizations can participate in the Share Your Christmas Food Drive and the broadcast day, please see the information below.