Host A Food Drive

Participating in a food and fund drive is an excellent opportunity to educate your neighbors, friends and family about the meaning of community sharing, hunger and nutrition, economics and volunteerism, as well as what the food bank is all about.

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Have Fun

Your food and fund drive can be more fun and successful if you decide upon some creative approaches. Use cans as entry into a sporting event in lieu of tickets or hold a Build-A-Structure sculpture contest among teams or groups of people. 

In need of other ideas? Call the Food Bank – 409-839-8777 x116 and we can help!

Start Early

You can begin by promoting your food and fund drive now!  Share information throughout your community to raise involvement early in the process. You can also promote your food and fund drive in community and church bulletins, through local TV, radio and newspaper media outlets, at neighborhood grocery stores and many other locations.

Set a Goal

No matter what your approach, it helps to have a specific goal for your food and fund drive. This gives participants something to work toward and a benchmark for success.

Collection Materials

We have flat boxes, barrels (limited supply) and labels you can put on your own collection boxes.These items are available for pick up at the Food Bank during set hours upon request (409) 839-8777 x116.

Set Up a Central Location

Collect donated food and grocery items at a central location throughout your drive. All donations if possible should be boxed or bagged in manageable portions according to (HEAVY ITEMS (vs). This will make it easier to load your food at the completion of your food drive. Assign one or two individuals to be responsible for financial contributions to the Food Bank.

Make It Educational

Participating in a food and fund drive is an excellent opportunity to educate your neighbors, friends and family about the meaning of community sharing, hunger and nutrition, economics and volunteerism, as well as what the food bank is all about.

Make the Delivery

At the completion of your food and fund drive, we ask that all food donations be bagged or boxed prior to delivery. Contact the Southeast Texas Food Bank (409) 839-8777 x116 to schedule a drop-off date/time of your donated items.

All the food donated helps us in the fight against hunger in Southeast Texas. Whether you decide to bring in a bag of groceries or organize a food and fund drive, you can be assured that your contribution will be put to good use.

Suggested Food Drive Items

No Glass Jars, No Baby Food/Formula, No Pet Food

Did you know that a $10 donation can provide up to 30 meals for desperate people in your community? By making a donation, you are helping to ensure that hungry children in Southeast Texas are adequately nourished, that none of our senior citizens are forced to chose between medicine and food, and that every family facing a crisis can at least have the assurance of food on the table.

Your gift goes a long, long way!

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