Thank you for your interest in hosting a Food Drive ! Food Drives are a fun and simple way to give back to the community and help those in need. They are also great for team building and friendly competitions. Food Drives are also one of the most traditional ways to help your Food Bank RGV feed the hungry. Have you considered adding a fund drive to run in conjunction with your food drive? Every little bit matters and makes a difference in the lives of those who desperately need your help.
It’s true! A pocket full of change or a few spare dollars can go further when donated to the Food Bank RGV. Did you know a $5 Donation = 25 complete meals provided?
Best Foods to Donate
- Canned meats like tuna, salmon, chicken
- Pastas, rice
- Peanut Butter
- Individual Easy Open snacks and meals
- Instant Potatoes
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Canned vegetables
- Dry Beans
We are GOING GREEN in an effort to encourage everyone to recycle and re-use boxes and save resources.
Please, collect food in small boxes and clean containers that you have. Copy paper sized boxes are ideal because they are small enough to move when filled and great for transport. Any other small boxes will do the job too. Although large boxes look great and hold more cans– you’ll find that once filled they will be almost impossible to move.
Drop Off & Pick-Ups
In keeping with our green initiative, we are asking any current and future food drive participants to drop off donations at our beautiful Historic facility – The Valley Fruit Company warehouse, located at 724 North Cage Boulevard in Pharr, Texas. Donations may be dropped off Monday – Friday 8:30am -11:30 am and 1:00pm – 4:30pm. Drop off after 2pm is ideal because there is less traffic at our warehouse and there will be staff to help with unloading.
We are able to help with deliveries and pickups on large amounts over 1,000 pounds/items, but it helps us a lot (and allows us to feed lots more people) if you’re able to drop off of the food donation yourself. Pick ups are also based on availability and exact times/dates cannot be guaranteed.
The Food Bank RGV works with and serves 275 + partner agencies to help 64,000 people a week. Thank you for understanding that need in our community has grown so we do not always have trucks & drivers available.
Please register your food drive below by filling out the form and be sure to contact us at 956-682-8101, option 7 if you have any questions.
Here’s a sign you can print and/or resize for your containers. (Right click and “save link as” if you are having problems downloading the pdf.)