Capital Area Food Bank of Texas

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Help put good nutrition within everyone's reach

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.  

Make an online donation now.

  • Every dollar donated provides five nutritious meals.
  • Your support makes it possible for the Food Bank to serve more than 48,000 Central Texans each week.
  • 96% of your gift goes directly to support the programs serving your neighbors in need.
  • The Food Bank is rated four out of four stars by Charity Navigator.

Learn about more ways to donate and make your gift go even further.

Donate to the 10x10 Campaign

Join the 10x10 Campaign to help the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas raise $10 million over 10 months to build a new 135,000 square foot facility capable of distributing 60 million pounds of food per year. Learn more. Make a gift online. Pledge your gift.

Donate Food

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, the Food Bank can provide the equivalent of four meals! Learn more about donating foodLearn how the food industry and farmers can donate.

What should I donate?
  • 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
  • food from your community or backyard garden
  • healthy, non-perishable food
 What non-perishable foods do we need the most?
  • canned meats like tuna, stew and chili (pop-tops preferred)
  • canned vegetables
  • pasta and pasta sauce
  • beans
  • healthy cereals
  • peanut butter

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.

Legacy Giving

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. Food Bank staff are 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 96,000 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.