How Can You Help?
Special Needs in Light of COVID-19
As of now, our volunteer activities remain scheduled and it is very important we keep those staffed. We are asking those who have signed up to volunteer, but who may feel ill, not to report to the Food Bank as a standard preventative action to keep other volunteers and staff safe. Registration for volunteering can be done by visiting https://setxfoodbank.org/get-involved/volunteer to sign up for volunteer shifts or to remove your registration for a shift if you are feeling ill.
In times of disaster where situations are fluid and needs are unpredictable, the best way to help us remain flexible is through a monetary contribution. We have the ability to leverage funds and provide up to three meals for every dollar raised.
Our Standard Needs
Without your help, Southeast Texas Food Bank would be unable to accomplish its vision of eliminating hunger and inadequate nutrition in Southeast Texas. Your generous donations of time and money make it possible for us to provide a helping hand when needed to hundreds of families in our area. If you would like to get involved, there are many ways to do so. Your cash donations are a critical part of our continued operations, but if you aren’t in a place to help financially, you can certainly volunteer in one of the following ways.
What is a Food and Fund Drive?
A food and fund drive is an excellent opportunity for practically any segment of the greater Southeast Texas community to become direct partners with the Southeast Texas Food Bank in our fight to end hunger. A food and fund drive can be conducted by churches, neighborhoods, businesses, unions, service clubs, schools, military units, scouts, sports teams, or any group of dedicated people who realize it takes local initiative to solve a local problem.
How Does a Food and Fund Drive Help the Food Bank?
Food and fund drives are critical to the ongoing mission of collecting and redistributing millions of pounds of food to poor and hungry individuals and families in Southeast Texas. Cash donations are equally important and are used to operate the Southeast Texas Food Bank’s warehouse, to purchase much of the food we distribute, to pay for utilities to run our huge freezers and coolers, and to cover fuel and maintenance for our refrigerated trucks. The food and monetary donations you raise during your drive will be quickly reinvested into many Food Bank programs. Last year, the Southeast Texas Food Bank distributed more than 10.7 million pounds of food and grocery products to 120 human service agencies, including soup kitchens, church food pantries, neighborhood centers, and family crisis shelters.