Their goal was to address the critical issue of hunger in North Texas by securing donations of surplus unmarketable, but wholesome, foods and grocery products for distribution through a network of charitable organizations in 13 North Texas counties: In the first year of operation, the Food Bank distributedpounds of food. Members of the North Texas Food Bank's organizing committee became advocates with members of the Texas Legislature for the passage of the Good Faith Donor Act, which protects donors from liability of donated product. With the passage of this act inmany potential donors began actively donating.
Together with food pantries all across Central Texas, this one-day food drive collects non-perishable food and stocks the shelves of area food banks and pantries beyond the holiday season. Grocery Company, and other community organizations collect food in 9 counties. Food For Families is the largest one-day food drive in Texas.
All donated food serves the people in the county in which it was collected. Central Texans have generously donated food and money totaling more than one million pounds each year for the past seven years. In alone, 1, pounds of food was collected.
Please donate non-perishable food products that people need most. For a list of drop-off locations see the list under Related Items along the right of screen, or if viewing on a mobile device, scroll to the bottom of the article.
The rapidly increasing number of "new poor" appearing at area food banks and the plea from those food pantries for help prompted News 10 to initiate Food For Families in November, Designed to stock the shelves of area food pantries beyond the holiday season, Food For Families gathered 84, pounds of food the first year.
In several counties, no food pantry existed prior to Food For Families. Caritas in Waco and the Food Center in Killeen helped establish food pantries in the counties where none existed. The project began as a 7-county drive with the Waco Board of Realtors joining News 10 as a partner the first year.
Food Stores became the third partner in Texas Army National Guardsmen had been volunteering for Food For Families for several years but complicated federal legislation limited their participation.
In latethe Secretary of the Army granted special permission for the Texas Army National Guard to become our fourth partner. Inthe changing world picture and federal rules limited Guard participation.
In the summer ofthe Texas Army National Guard was forced to focus their efforts on military duties and dropped out of Food For Families. Television news reporters and anchors broadcast from every televised site.
Volunteers from the Boy Scouts, H. Grocery Company, Texas Army National Guard are joined by other community service organization volunteers to help at the collection sites. The food collected in each county remains in that county for distribution by local nonprofit organizations.
Food For Families has grown to become the largest one-day food drive in Texas encompassing 9-counties with 18 televised sites in Central Texas. InFood For Families gathered 1, pounds of food. In its year history, Food For Families has gathered 24, pounds of food.Mar 10, · A CVS (olds gotta get their meds) -- hell, maybe like an HEB Pantry with a pharmacy to cover both basic groceries and drugstore.
Some shopping and dining options to draw outsiders as well. Makes it a community with extended activity and energy. Family Support Services / Food Pantry. Pipeline Rd. Euless, TX | Location: HEB ISD Family Support Services, Pipeline Rd. Euless, TX (Just west of Raider Drive between Keys High School and Central Junior High.) Hours: am to pm on Wednesday, or by appointment.
Summer hours may vary.
Feb 09, · Our Pantry Rotation Strategy and Food Storage Tips ~ Proverbs 31 Preparedness Series I keep rice, beans, flour, and sugar in five gallon, food-grade buckets.
These were free from our local grocery store (HEB for the Texas ladies) and came with airtight lids. I have small canisters of flour and sugar on the kitchen counter, as I Author: Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth.
Every penny and food item Souper Bowl of Caring participants collect is donated to agencies like YOU! Learn how you can benefit from the Souper Bowl of Caring movement by uniting the community to replenish your resources at the beginning of the year. HEB in Marble Falls just donated 40 feet of shelving to the Food Pantry!
A big Thank you to HEB and to Leegay and the City of Johnson City! The shelving will be used at the new facility once we move in. Nov 20, · Food banks have worked to change their stocks from any old leftovers to food that’s more nutritious and fresher, and a new collaboration hopes to cement policy at food banks around the country to make sure that poor Americans get healthful food.