Give Food

If you or an organization you are affiliated with would like to sponsor a food drive, here are a few guidelines to remember.

Before the Food Drive

Please contact our administrative manager, Sylvia De La Cerda at (361) 887-6291, ext. 104 or sdelacerda@feedingamerica.org to inform the Coastal Bend Food Bank (CBFB) that you wish to sponsor a food drive.

Be sure to provide the exact dates for your food drive including all locations of food collection points along with a point of contact for your organization. The CBFB can provide 55-gallon collection barrels upon request. Contacting the CBFB before you begin your food drive is very important, as we can help promote the food drives on our website and social media sites.

After the Food Drive

Upon the conclusion of your food drive, you may deliver your collected food directly to the Coastal Bend Food Bank warehouse located at 826 Krill street.

If you need help in transporting your collected food to warehouse location please contact our transportation & maintenance manager, Frank Gallegos, at (361) 887-6291, ext. 107 or fgallegos@feedingamerica.org.

Once the food has been either delivered or picked up by the CBFB, it will be inspected, sorted and boxed for distribution. A receipt of the amount collected by your food drive will be mailed to you or your organization, so please provide an address and all relevant contact information.

Please remember community food drives include all canned goods and nonperishable food items.

Monetary Donations

If would like to have a monetary donation drive for the CBFB, please contact our administrative manager, Sylvia De La Cerda at (361) 887-6291, ext. 104 or sdelacerda@feedingamerica.org.

Please provide the exact dates for your monetary drive including all locations of collection points along with a point of contact for your organization. Contacting the CBFB before you begin your monetary collections is very important, as we help promote your monetary drive via our website and social media sites.

The CBFB accepts all cash donations and check donations. It’s very important to remember that all monetary donations in the form of a check need to be made out specifically to “the Coastal Bend Food Bank”.

If you would like to sponsor a monetary food drive ‘in memoriam’ please follow the same guidelines listed above but please remember the checks still need to be made out to the Coastal Bend Food Bank to qualify for tax deductions.

We sincerely thank you for your support. Remember, no donation is too small and never underestimate the value of a dollar!