Your donation goes directly where it's needed most and helps us serve Central Texans at risk of hunger.  We have been awarded Charity Navigator's highest rating and ninety-six percent of your gift goes directly to support our programs.

Every $1 Donated = 4 Meals

Donating online is the fastest, easiest way to help your neighbors right now. Make a one-time gift, a sustaining gift or a gift in honor or memory of a loved one using a credit card or PayPal account. 

Corporate Giving

Fundraising and Fundraising Support

Contact us by email at contribute@centraltexasfoodbank.org at 512-220-2680 about the many ways the Food Bank can support your philanthropic initiatives including:

  • matching gifts
  • matching employee gifts
  • matching employee volunteer time with a financial donation
  • workplace giving campaigns
  • grants and capacity building investments
  • program sponsorship

Volunteer

Motivate and build teamwork while giving back to your community. We offer volunteer opportunities for workplace groups large and small and can accommodate groups of up to 60. Learn more.

Food Industry Donations

Retail grocers, food manufacturers, growers and food distributors have a cost-effective way to manage un-salable food and non-food items by donating to the Food Bank. All donations are tracked using a coding system for product recall management and to ensure your donation does not re-enter the marketplace. Our warehouse and truck fleet can safely handle the transportation and storage of frozen, refrigerated and shelf-stable products. We follow Feeding America and Texas Department of Health safety standards. All drivers are Department of Transportation certified. Contact us about making a donation.

Liability Protection: The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act protects you from civil and criminal liability. President Bill Clinton signed this act on October 1, 1996, to encourage donation of food and grocery products to nonprofit organizations for distribution to individuals in need. This law:

  • protects you from liability when you donate to a non-profit organization
  • protects you from civil and criminal liability should the product donated in good faith later cause harm to the recipient
  • standardizes donor liability exposure, so you nor your legal counsel do not need to investigate liability laws in 50 states
  • sets a floor of “gross negligence” or intentional misconduct for persons who donate grocery products (According to the law, gross negligence is defined as “voluntary and conscious conduct by a person with knowledge (at the time of conduct) that the conduct is likely to be harmful to the health or well being of another person.”)

What should I donate?

We accept cases, pallets and truckloads of most food and non-food items with intact, first-use, consumer or commercial packaging.

  • Close or out-of-code items
  • Discontinued and test-market items
  • Cosmetically damaged, mislabeled or unlabeled items
  • Off-spec items, over runs and partial cases
  • Customer returns or refusals
  • Promotional, seasonal and private-label items
  • Bulk or food service sizes

In-Kind Donations

Your gifts may be used to expand the capacity of our partner agencies, allowing them to invest their funds and energy into programs and services for their clients. We are happy to accept your in-kind donations including:

  • refrigerators and freezers
  • vehicles for food transportation
  • reusable shopping bags for mobile food pantry clients
  • office furniture and equipment
  • office supplies
  • media sponsorships and air time
  • food drive materials
  • printing services
  • agency and staff training and professional development
  • media and campaign sponsorship