September is Hunger Action Month, a month to raise awareness of hunger in our community and to get involved in the fight against hunger. Joining the national movement to help feed families in need can be as simple as cleaning out your pantry.
If you’ve had some non-perishable items in your pantry for a while, why not donate them to the Food Bank? Your gift to the Food Bank can make a difference for a Central Texas family in need.
Because the well-being of our clients is our first priority, we can only distribute food that is safe and healthy. To ensure that your gift goes to a family in need, please be sure to give:
- healthy, non-perishable food
- items with intact, un-opened, consumer or commercial packaging
- items with non-breakable packaging (no glass please)
- food within the expiration date on the packaging
While you look through your pantry for what to donate, keep an eye out for food items our clients need the most. Our neighbors love to get:
- peanut butter
- canned chicken breast or tuna
- canned low sodium vegetables
- canned fruit in its own juice (no sugar added)
- dry pinto beans
- brown rice
- non-fat dry milk powder
- 100 percent whole grain cereal
Each of these items helps families prepare healthy, nutritious meals for their families.
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to declutter your pantry and donate items to the Food Bank. While you’re at it, why not declutter your house and put some stuff into storage with our supporters at US Storage Centers, so everything is tidy before family and friends visit. Make sure to stop by one of their two local self-storage facilities located in South Austin near Garrison Park
As you clean out your pantry and home, plan your route to make a single trip. Donations at the Food Bank can be dropped off in our back dock Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use the Burleson Road entrance. For a map of the area click here.
Once you arrive, please unload your donation. If you have a large donation, we have carts available to help move the food items into the warehouse. Our staff will be onsite to weigh the donation and give you a receipt.
Remember, each gift, no matter how small, helps us serve nearly 46,000 individuals in need each week. Your donations make a huge impact in the lives of Central Texas families facing hunger.