Capital Area Food Bank of Texas

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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. Learn more.

Whether you have non-perishable items from your kitchen pantry or your business has pallets of fresh produce, healthy food donations of any quantity are welcome anytime.  You can drop off non-perishable donations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the Capital Area Food Bank.  For every five pounds of food donated, the Food Bank can provide the equivalent of four meals! 

What should I donate?

  • 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
  • food from your community or backyard garden

Donate through Hunters for the Hungry

Through the Hunters for the Hungry program you may donate legally-tagged, field-dressed deer at a participating meat processor. 

What are the most-requested items?

  • canned meats like tuna, stew and chili (pop-tops preferred)
  • canned vegetables
  • pasta & pasta sauce
  • beans
  • healthy cereals
  • peanut butter

How can I send food to the Food Bank?

Food can be dropped off at our headquarters Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. An after-hours drop box for non-perishable food donations is available at the front entrance. Did you hold a food drive and collect more than 300 pounds of food? You can schedule a pick up or drop off food at our headquarters. 

Drop off donations at select Randalls stores:

What happens to my food donation?

After being checked for safety and quality, the Food Bank distributes your food donation to one or more of the 300 Partner Agencies across 21 Central Texas counties. Partner Agencies including soup kitchens, pantries and shelters who then provide the food to hungry Central Texans. 

In-Kind Donations

Donated goods and services are welcome. Many in-kind donations are given to Food Bank Partner Agencies, allowing them to invest additional funding and energy into programs and services for their clients.

Examples of in-kind donations include:
  • refrigerators and freezers
  • vehicles for food transportation
  • reusable shopping bags for Moble 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