Give Food

There are many ways individuals, businesses, organizations and groups can donate food to the East Texas Food Bank.  Donated food will be combined with other food products to complete nutritious meals for East Texas children, adults and senior citizens.

How can I donate or host a food drive?

Donate Here Food BarrelYou can make your donations to the East Texas Food Bank at food drives happening now, or drop off your donation at our main distribution center in Tyler during normal business hours.
Individuals, businesses or organizations wanting to hold a food drive are asked to complete a Food Drive Request at least 2 weeks in advance.

What items can be donated?

  • Non-perishable item such as: canned fruit and/or vegetables, evaporated milk, corn meal mix
  • Foods that are unopened
  • Foods that are not in glass containers
  • Foods within expiration dates listed on the packaging

What are the most needed items?

  • Canned meat or fish (ham, Spam, pork, tuna, salmon)
  • Canned vegetables & fruits (all sizes & kinds)
  • Canned juices
  • Canned or packaged meats (mac and cheese, chili, stews, soups, pasta, peanut butter-plastic jar only, cereal-hot or cold)
  • Personal hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, diapers-all sizes, toilet tissue)
For more information about giving food, contact Rosemary McClain.

The East Texas Food Bank complies with The Good Faith Donor Act of Texas and The Emerson Good Samaritan Food Act.

Current Food Drives

Palm Harbor HomesEvent spans multiple days
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 -
Sun, 15 May 2016

All Day Event

Servicemaster by R&R ServicesEvent spans multiple days
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 -
Wed, 15 Jun 2016

All Day Event

Serve'em Up
Sat, 30 Apr 2016
All Day Event

Cypress Place Assisted LivingEvent spans multiple days
Sun, 01 May 2016 -
Tue, 31 May 2016

All Day Event

KETK TVEvent spans multiple days
Mon, 02 May 2016 -
Thu, 16 Jun 2016

All Day Event

Nirvana Nail SpaEvent spans multiple days
Tue, 03 May 2016 -
Fri, 03 Jun 2016

All Day Event

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