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Share Your Holidays


It's that time of year again, a time to help make the holiday season a little brighter for those less fortunate. Many of our neighbors are living at or below the poverty line, while rising food and gas prices are forcing them to choose between things like feeding their children and paying rent. And thousands of individuals and families are finding themselves in need.

Giving to the ABC-13 Share Your Holidays Food Drive illustrates how caring people make a difference by working together to help neighbors. Your donations and financial contributions help the Houston Food Bank warm the holiday season for our neighbors most in need. Share Your Holidays. And help make the season brighter.

Donate now through 12/6 by bringing non-perishable food items to one of our many collection sites listed below.

**If you would like to request a donation of food, call the Houston Food Bank; For English, call 713-547-8692. For Spanish, call 713-547-8693.


                   

DROPOFF LOCATIONS (See list of items needed)          Text FOODGIFT to 20222 to donate $10
MAIN SITE | ABC13 Studios | 3310 Bissonnet

HOUSTON AREA HONDA DEALERS (Check list of dropoff locations)

COMMUNITY PARTNER SITES

Baytown: Baytown Fire and Rescue, Station #1 | 4723 Garth Road [MAP]
Bay City: Bay City Police Department | 2201 Avenue H [MAP]
Baytown: Baytown Fire and Rescue, Station #1 | 4723 Garth Road
Galveston: Ball High School | 4115 Avenue O [MAP]
Katy: Maud Marks Branch Library | 1815 Westgreen Blvd. [MAP]
Magnolia: Brookshire Brothers | 18535 FM 1488 [MAP]
Montgomery County: Mont. Co. Courthouse | 1301 N. Thompson | [MAP]
Pearland: Pearland Neighborhood Center | 2335 N. Texas @ Broadway [MAP]
Porter: Kroger | 23611 Highway 59 [MAP]
Richmond/Rosenberg: Terry High School | FM 2218 @ Avenue N [MAP]
Sugar Land: Sugar Land City Hall | 2700 Town Center Blvd | [MAP]
Willis: Kroger | 12466 I-45 [MAP]
The Woodlands | The Park at Market Street | 9595 Six Pines Dr. | MAP
Raindrop Turkish House | 9301 W. Bellfort | [MAP]

We will also be collecting at all Houston Police Department storefronts (See locations) and Houston Fire stations (See locations)
Collection sites will also be available at all Conroe Fire Department stations (See locations)

You can also donate at any Houston area red barrel. They're located inside area grocery stores. Here's where you'll find them!

ACCEPTABLE FOOD DRIVE ITEMS

To make sure that your donation provides the most nutritious food possible, the Houston Food Bank's Nutrition Services Department recommends that you apply these guidelines:
  • Use the Food Pyramid to select nutritious, nonperishable foods. These items are most useful to member agencies in meeting the nutritional needs of their clients.
  • Choose from a variety of food groups to create balanced meals. Go easy on the fat, salt and sugar.
  • For the safety of those served, HFB does not accept opened items, items with expired dates, and homemade items. Financial gifts are also very much appreciated, as they allow HFB to balance the nutritional mix of foods in our warehouse.
MOST NEEDED FOOD DRIVE ITEMS

The following list includes the food items most needed by the hunger relief agencies served by the Houston Food Bank. Please choose plastic containers or canned items rather than glass. Protein:
  • Canned tuna or chicken, packed in water
  • Canned stews and pasta with meat (easy on salt and fat)
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruits in light syrup, natural applesauce
  • 100% juice in cans or boxes (no glass, please)
  • Canned vegetables, tomatoes, tomato sauce
  • Soups with meat and/or beans, meal-in-a-can (easy on salt and fat)
  • Cereals and cereal bars (easy on sugar and fat)
  • Pasta, spaghetti, macaroni, noodles
  • Packages of dry beans
For the safety of those they serve, the Houston Food Bank is unable to accept open packages, baby food, homemade food items, perishable foods, or items with expired dates.