Top 10 Ways to Give the Gift of Nutritious Food this Holiday (And, yes, we take turkeys!)

November 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

While $5 donation provides $25 worth of food, we also greatly appreciate healthy, non-perishable food donations.  Provide food from your pantry or shopping trip to the tables of a local family in need for the holidays.

1. H-E-B Holiday Food Drive
Now through November 23

Look for the white collection boxes at Austin-area H-E-B stores to donate non-perishable food items.  At select stores, you can purchase and donate a pre-packaged bag of food for $5.50.  Your donation will have double the impact; H-E-B will match the monetary value of your donation and present a check to the Food Bank at the annual Feast of Sharing dinner.

2. CANstruction
November 13 through 21 at Barton Creek Mall
Competing teams led by local architects, engineers and builders showcase their talents by designing and building giant sculptures made entirely of canned foods.  At the end of CANstruction, all of the food is donated to the Food Bank.  Look for donation barrels throughout the mall.  You can also donate funds to vote for your favorite structure!

3. Join Randalls – donate a frozen turkey
Now through the holiday season.

On November 16, Randalls is delivering 1,000 frozen turkeys to the Food Bank. Join them by bringing a frozen turkey to the Food Bank this holiday season and we’ll deliver it to a family in need. For safety, turkeys MUST be frozen the entire time. We cannot accept partially frozen or fresh turkeys. When you link your Randalls Remarkable Card with the Food Bank’s account number (#212), one percent of your purchase is donated to us.  It’s like giving twice!

4. Greater Texas Federal Credit Union “Give Hope” Food Drive
November 22 through December 13

KGSR and Greater Texas Federal Credit Union (GTFCU) join together to “Give Hope” to central Texas families in need.  Look for donation boxes at Austin-area Greater Texas Federal Credit Union locations. Come out December 11th to the GTFCU on Lamar and donate for a chance at fun and prizes from KGSR.

5. Host Your Own Food & Fund Drive

Register online to start a Food & Fund Drive in your community.  We make it easy with a coordinator’s kit chock-full of helpful tips to make your event a success. For as little as $10 you can provide a traditional, home cooked, holiday meal for one of our neighbors in need. Think you can raise more than 500 pounds of food?  We’ll arrange to pick up your donation.

6. Sun Harvest Help Us Bag Hunger Food Drive
Now through November 30

Look for pre-packaged bags of food near the checkout counter.  What an easy way to donate!

7. Drop off your donation anytime.

You can drop off non-perishable food donations at the Food Bank anytime.  Look for the secure drop box at the entrance or speak with a Food Bank representative during business hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We’re closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, November 25 – 26.

8. Walmart Fighting Hunger Together Food Drive
Now through November 22

Look for the white donation boxes at select Austin-area Walmart stores.

9. Wildflower Center Holiday Luminations
Saturday and Sunday, December 11 and 12, 6 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy gardens lighted with more than 3,000 luminarias and 5,000 twinkle lights, listen to music of the season, create snowflakes, wreaths and ornaments in the Visitors Gallery, or stop by the café to order festive holiday items. Admission is free with two canned food items for the Capital Area Food Bank. For more information, please visit: http://www.wildflower.org/luminations/

10. 6th annual InStep Food Drive
Now through November 24

Stop by InStep for that perfect pair of shoes.  They offer a wide variety of women’s and men’s, fashion, comfort, everyday, orthopedic, orthotic friendly shoes and sandals for your soles.  Your soul will feel good knowing you helped nourish hungry central Texans when you receive 10 percent off your purchase with the donation of two non-perishable food items. Visit http://www.instepaustin.com

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