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'Tis the Season to Help the Hungry in Central Texas
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas makes healthy food available for families in crisis. With the support of our network of 300 social service charities, we provide emergency hunger relief, social service outreach and nutrition education to meet the basic nutrition needs of the most vulnerable Central Texans.
Thank you to our holiday campaign sponsors: Liaison Resources, Grande Communications and National Instruments.
When you donate funds, your gift will go twice as far!
Thanks to a matching gift by the Beaumont Foundation, your tax-deductible gift will go twice as far to help families like Sylvia's have a happy, hunger-free holiday.
Now through Dec. 31 every $1 donated provides $10 worth of nutritious food to Central Texans in crisis.
- CAFB was awarded Charity Navigator’s highest possible rating for financial excellence.
- 96% of your gift goes directly to support the programs serving your neighbors in need.
Learn about more ways to donate and make your gift go even further.
We rely on donations from individuals, retail grocers, food manufacturers, growers and food distributors so we can immediately respond to families in their time of crisis. Through our partnership with Hunters for the Hungry, you may donate legally-tagged, field-dressed deer at a participating meat processor. For every five pounds of food donated, CAFB can provide the equivalent of four meals! Learn more about donating food. Learn how the food industry and farmers can donate.
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Raise Food & Funds
When you collect food, raise funds or do both, you make it possible for us to provide nourishing food and assistance for the 40,000 Central Texans relying on our services each week. We'll provide the resources for you to have a successful drive and make the most impact in your community. Get started.
Create a lasting gift to support and sustain the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas for future generations while maximizing your financial, tax and estate planning goals. Your professional adviser can assist you with the necessary financial and tax-related paperwork to set up your legacy gift. CAFB staff is experienced in working with financial advisers to complete the best gift arrangements for your specific situation. Learn more about legacy giving.
Volunteers are essential to the Food Bank and contribute more than 91,000 hours each year to support the Food Bank's mission by sorting donations, serving clients, teaching classes, assisting at special events, serving as ambassadors and participating in a variety of other opportunities. Schedule your shift right away by registering online or learn more about the variety of volunteer opportunities
Contact Elected Officials (Advocate)
Our fight to end hunger will only be as successful as our advocates — people like you who are willing to lend your voice to keep moving state and federal legislation forward to ensure a hunger-free community. When you sign up for action alerts, you'll receive timely information on legislation and tips for how you can improve the lives of hungry Central Texans by connecting with your elected officials. Find your elected officials by zip code.