JOIN THE FIGHT!
Opportunities for involvement with the Food Bank are unlimited! We welcome partnerships with community members just like you. If you can't donate financially or can't make it to the Food Bank to volunteer, you can still contribute to our mission!
Here are just a few of the ways you can make a difference
Connect with the Food Bank via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram and help us share vital information about upcoming events and about hunger in our area and the fight to heal it.
Learning about the true cost of hunger in our area, about ways to prevent it, and about steps being taken within legislature and within hunger advocacy organizations will help you give back to the community as you share information within your own social circles.
Organize a Food or Fund drive
The Food Bank relies on food donations to distribute to its clients through its member agencies. You don't have to be an expert at fundraising ~ anyone can start a collection for the Food Bank ~ even YOU! Materials, barrels, and guidance are available through the Food Bank. For details on hosting a Food Drive, contact Meridith Byrd via email or by phone at 361-578-0591.
Have fruit trees in your yard? Find a great deal on potatoes and want to share? Have a vegetable garden or farm and want to provide produce for the Food Bank? We welcome YOUR food donations at the Food Bank. Fresh fruits and vegetables are deeply appreciated by our clients and member agencies, and we are constantly searching for new resources. If you would like to contribute food to the Food Bank, call 361-578-0591 for more information. A receipt is provided for tax deduction purposes. Donated food is currently valued at the national Feeding America standard of $1.73 per pound.
Open a pantry or soup kitchen
Feel compelled to make a difference? You can start the process to become a member agency if you are a qualified 501(c)(3) organization or sponsored by a church organization. For details on agency membership, contact Frances Santellana via email or by phone at 361-578-0591.
Get with the program!
The Food Bank is working to expand its programs for kids, for seniors, and for low-income or food insecure families. These programs will focus on health and wellness as well as nutrition basics and food education. If you are able to serve in one of these programs or you have access to a facility in which you feel the Food Bank could expand one of its programs, contact Robin Cadle via email or by phone at 361-578-0591 or 361-655-1607.