Give Food

There are many ways individuals, businesses, organizations and groups can donate food to the East Texas Food Bank.  Donated food will be combined with other food products to complete nutritious meals for East Texas children, adults and senior citizens.

How can I donate or host a food drive?

Donate Here Food BarrelYou can make your donations to the East Texas Food Bank at food drives happening now, or drop off your donation at our main distribution center in Tyler during normal business hours.
 
Individuals, businesses or organizations wanting to hold a food drive are asked to complete a Food Drive Request at least 2 weeks in advance.

What items can be donated?

  • Non-perishable item such as: canned fruit and/or vegetables, evaporated milk, corn meal mix
  • Foods that are unopened
  • Foods that are not in glass containers
  • Foods within expiration dates listed on the packaging

What are the most needed items?

  • Canned meat or fish (ham, Spam, pork, tuna, salmon)
  • Canned vegetables & fruits (all sizes & kinds)
  • Canned juices
  • Canned or packaged meats (mac and cheese, chili, stews, soups, pasta, peanut butter-plastic jar only, cereal-hot or cold)
  • Personal hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, diapers-all sizes, toilet tissue)
For more information about giving food, contact Rosemary McClain.

The East Texas Food Bank complies with The Good Faith Donor Act of Texas and The Emerson Good Samaritan Food Act.
 
 
 

Current Food Drives

Park at Shiloh ApartmentsEvent spans multiple days
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 -
Fri, 31 Oct 2014

All Day Event

Telco Plus Credit UnionEvent spans multiple days
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 -
Fri, 31 Oct 2014

All Day Event

Lilly's Hair StudioEvent spans multiple days
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 -
Fri, 31 Oct 2014

All Day Event

Allegiance Specialty HospitalEvent spans multiple days
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 -
Fri, 21 Nov 2014

All Day Event

KL Texas/Summit Industrial ProductsEvent spans multiple days
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 -
Fri, 31 Oct 2014

All Day Event

Noonday Tractor & AuctionEvent spans multiple days
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 -
Sat, 06 Dec 2014

All Day Event

Kensington PlaceEvent spans multiple days
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 -
Fri, 14 Nov 2014

All Day Event

Capacity Trucks, Inc.Event spans multiple days
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 -
Fri, 21 Nov 2014

All Day Event

Stonebrook ApartmentsEvent spans multiple days
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 -
Fri, 14 Nov 2014

All Day Event

University PinesEvent spans multiple days
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 -
Fri, 31 Oct 2014

All Day Event

TitlemaxEvent spans multiple days
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 -
Thu, 20 Nov 2014

All Day Event

Stephen F Austin HSC 216Event spans multiple days
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 -
Mon, 10 Nov 2014

All Day Event

Stephen F Austin Hunger Jacks
Sat, 25 Oct 2014
All Day Event

NadaLottaRanch Bath WorksEvent spans multiple days
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 -
Sat, 29 Nov 2014

All Day Event

Waskom High School - One Act PlayEvent spans multiple days
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 -
Sat, 01 Nov 2014

All Day Event

Texas CollegeEvent spans multiple days
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 -
Fri, 14 Nov 2014

All Day Event

Parker Health and ChiropracticEvent spans multiple days
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 -
Fri, 07 Nov 2014

All Day Event

Miss Texas CollegeEvent spans multiple days
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 -
Wed, 26 Nov 2014

All Day Event

Key Energy ServicesEvent spans multiple days
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 -
Mon, 24 Nov 2014

All Day Event

ETMC Olympic CenterEvent spans multiple days
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 -
Sat, 29 Nov 2014

All Day Event


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