Share Your Christmas Food Drive is Under Way

Several weeks before Christmas, the Food Bank invites the community to think about sharing its generous spirit through the annual Share Your Christmas Food Drive.  This joint event with 12 News has helped feed Southeast Texans in the holiday season for more than two decades.

During this annual drive, the Food Bank gathers non-perishable food items and cash donations from participating individuals, businesses, civic and religious organizations, and schools to boost its inventory of food right before the Christmas season.  We are challenging Southeast Texans to help us gather at least 75,000 pounds of food and $25,000 this year.

This year Share Your Christmas will run through December 3, 2015 with early drop off locations for food present in any local Community of Texas Bank branch or any local H-E-B, Kroger, or Market Basket.  Food items may also be dropped off at the Southeast Texas Food Bank or funds may be mailed to the Food Bank.

Highly desirable food drive items include:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Chili
  • Canned Stews
  • Canned Soups
  • Canned Luncheon Meats
  • Canned Tuna or Chicken
  • Canned Fruits or Vegetables
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Cereal
  • Full Meals in a Can/Box
  • Boxed or Canned Juices
  • Canned or Shelf-Stable Milk

Healthy options of these same foods, such as low sodium or no sugar versions are also highly desirable food donations.

Individuals are welcome to participate without any form of registration.  Businesses, schools, or religious or civic organizations are encouraged to register by completing the appropriate group registration from.

Thank you for sharing your Christmas spirit and opening your hearts to the hungry in Southeast Texas!

 

Dial 2-1-1 for free, bilingual information and referrals for food assistance and other health and human services.

The mission of the Texas WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program is to improve the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk.

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Did you know that a $10 donation can help provide up to 40 meals for desperate people in your community? Rest assured, that every penny of your donation will be stretched to it’s maximum effect. 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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