Capital Area Food Bank of Texas


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Start a Food & Fund Drive

Food & Fund Drives are welcome all year-round and can be hosted at workplaces, schools, clubs, places of worship, in your own home or even online. Corporate matching gift programs can multiply the success of your Food & Fund Drive. Ask your human resources department if your workplace matches charitable contributions.

Step 1: Get Prepared and Promote your Drive
Download and read the coordinator's kit to learn everything you need to know to coordinate a successful Food & Fund Drive and Virtual Food Drive.
Register your drive online. You'll receive an email confirmation from CAFB staff and begin the approval process.

Step 2: Collect Donations
At the end of your drive you can deliver your donations or schedule a pick up.  During our busy holiday season we especially appreciate your gift of food delivery.

Create a Virtual Food Drive

Commemorate a special event, or celebrate a loved one by raising money for the Capital Area Food Bank online.  

By creating a Virtual Food Drive you can:

  1. Have your own personalized fundraising page that you can customize with photos, videos and your story about why you're fundraising for the Food Bank.
  2. Create automated emails to promote your efforts, and easily share your page with friends, coworkers and family. 
  3. Track your fundraising progress, send updates and thank your supporters.
  4. Easily raise money as a team or with organizations. 

If you would like to start a Virtual Food Drive for a team, please email Emily Conway at econway@austinfoodbank.org, or call 512-684-2532.

Do you have an existing Virtual Food Drive?

 to your participant center

Support a fundraiser

Search for a participant
Search for a team

Start a Cause Marketing Campaign 

Partner with the Capital Area Food Bank to help boost your sales and support our mission at the same time.  Consider, designating a percentage of the proceeds of your product or service to raise funds for the Capital Area Food Bank or soliciting donations at the register.  Whether your campaign is for a limited time or a permanent part of your marketing strategy, the Food Bank can help support your efforts.

Step 1: Download and read the coordinator's kit to learn everything you need to know to start a successful cause marketing campaign.
Step 2: Register your campaign online. You'll receive an email confirmation from Food Bank staff and begin the approval process.

Sponsored Events


Organizing a sponsored event is a fun and meaningful way to help nourish hungry Central Texans. (Events must be non-political in nature.)

Step 1: Download and read the coordinator's kit to learn everything you need to know to start a successful cause marketing campaign.
Step 2: Register your campaign online. You'll receive an email confirmation from Food Bank staff and begin the approval process.

Sponsor a Signature Event


Signature Events are high-profile free public events that raise substantial funds for the Capital Area Food Bank. Partner with Austin's favorite events including Austin Reggae Festival, Austin Hot Sauce Festival, Souper Bowl of Caring, Austin Empty Bowl Project and many more. Contact us at communications@austinfoodbank.org for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What foods should I collect?

  • 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

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

What resources does the Capital Area Food Bank provide?

  • collection boxes
  • Food Bank logo for your promotional materials (please follow the style guide in your coordinator's kit).
  • promotion support


After your Sponsored Event, Food & Fund Drive or Cause Marketing campaign, share your story to continue to support CAFB.