FOOD DRIVES

Looking for ways to be part of the fight against hunger?

 

Consider holding a food drive in benefit of

The South Texas Food Bank!

What is a food drive?

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A food drive is an organized effort to gather food in your organization, company, school or community. The goal and range in size and duration of your food drive is up to the individual and/or organization.

By working with the South Texas Food Bank, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, the food collected and donated will be distributed to your community and throughout the eight other counties that the food bank serves.

We invite and encourage any individual or organization can conduct a food drive or host a special event to collect food and/or funds. 

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Food drives are often conducted by local schools, businesses, government entities, churches, and other civic organizations food drives, not to mention individual food donations.

 

Many local youth clubs and/or organizations like to host special events such as rummage sales to collect food items and monetary donations in benefit of the food bank.

All collected items that are donated to the food bank, it is checked for compliance with our food safety guidelines, sorted into categories, and then distributed to our member hunger-relief agencies, also known as pantries.

If you would like or are considering the possibility of organizing a food drive any time in the near future, all you have to do is contact our Food Drive Coordinator and we will be more than glad to discuss with you the process of organizing a food drive: from setting a date(s) to establishing a collection goal to providing you with a list of preferred food products that the food bank might be in need of at that given time.

Steps

Want to hold a food drive? Here is what you need to do:

  • Set a date, time and location 

  • Design a promotional flier, if possible.*

  • Contact our Food Drive Coordinator via email or phone to notify and coordinate a pick-up date and time.

  • Send your promotional flier to the Food Drive Coordinator and the Marketing Dept. (marketing@southtexasfoodbank.org)*

Collection Bins

The food bank has limited amount of donation bins and are only available on a first come, first served basis. You might want to consider collecting items in large  boxes, "banana boxes" (heavy duty boxes), and plastic boxes (totes).

(The food bank's Marketing Department can assist in designing and promote the food drive, only after Food Drive Coordinator has been contacted.)

For More Information:

Rachael Maldonado, Mobile Pantry/Food Drive Coordinator

rmaldonado@southtexasfoodbank.org

(956) 726-3120 Ext. 100