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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

FPI Management / Saddle Brook ApartmentsEvent spans multiple days
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 -
Fri, 21 Oct 2016

All Day Event

Mary's Reflexology and Trinity HealingEvent spans multiple days
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 -
Fri, 30 Sep 2016

All Day Event

UT Tyler Innovation AcademyEvent spans multiple days
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 -
Fri, 30 Sep 2016

All Day Event

JJO Radio Food Drive at WalmartEvent spans multiple days
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 -
Fri, 30 Sep 2016

All Day Event

GenesisEvent spans multiple days
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 -
Thu, 10 Nov 2016

All Day Event

Bank of TylerEvent spans multiple days
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 -
Wed, 12 Oct 2016

All Day Event

American State BankEvent spans multiple days
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 -
Tue, 11 Oct 2016

All Day Event

Fly & Love Yoga LoungeEvent spans multiple days
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 -
Tue, 04 Oct 2016

All Day Event

Walmart Distribution CenterEvent spans multiple days
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 -
Sat, 15 Oct 2016

All Day Event

Telco Plus Credit UnionEvent spans multiple days
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 -
Mon, 31 Oct 2016

All Day Event

Texas College Student GovernmentEvent spans multiple days
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 -
Thu, 17 Nov 2016

All Day Event

Centene CorpEvent spans multiple days
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 -
Mon, 31 Oct 2016

All Day Event


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