This year marks the 41st annual ABC-13’s Share Your Holidays Food Drive. The Galveston County Food Bank and ABC-13 will again come together to help make the holiday season a little brighter for area families in need. During this time of year many families struggle to put food on the table and children who rely on school meals lose access to a regular source of nutrition.
This holiday season, you can help those in need by generously donating to ABC-13’s Share Your Holidays Food Drive. Last year, your donations provided more than 160,000 nutritious meals for children, adults and seniors in need of food assistance.
Community Donation Drop Off Events
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
8am to 12pm
Ball High School
4115 Avenue O
Galveston County Food Bank
213 6th Street North
Galveston SYH Coordinator Robyn Bushong at 409.744.7848 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mainland SYH Coordinator Julie Morreale at 409.945.4232 or Julie@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org
Join us in leading the fight to end hunger in Galveston County, because no one should go hungry.
Donate Now for “Share Your Holidays”
Frequently Asked Questions
SYH Food Drive
Anyone that wants to help end hunger can host a food drive during Share Your Holidays. Individuals, families, groups, clubs, organizations, churches, businesses, schools, etc…
We accept all types of nonperishable food items that are shelf stable and do not require refrigeration.
Dry goods such as: rice, beans, pasta, cereal, oatmeal, etc…
Canned goods such as soups, vegetables, tuna, chicken, beans, etc…
Yes, we also accept personal hygiene items such as;
- toilet paper
- paper towels
- laundry soap
- bath soap
- Open packages
- homemade food items
- perishable foods that require refrigeration
- items with expired dates
- items that are dented or damaged.
- Designate a coordinator to oversee the food drive.
- Select a Goal for how much food you’d like to collect.
- Select Dates you’d like to run your food drive.
- Choose Your Location for collecting items, high-traffic area that are secure.
- Register with GCFB by contacting Julie at 409.945.4232 or email@example.com.
- Promote Your Drive to inform others of your event through letters, email, flyers, and website. (make sure to include the GCFB logo to any marketing materials)
Share your food drive through social media, newsletters, bulletins, announcements, flyers, memos, e-blasts, and posters.
There is a high resolution official GCFB logo on this page available for download. Please included our logo on any marketing materials you make for your food drive event. For more tips on creating marketing materials download the Food & Fund Drive packet.
We’d love to support your event! Make sure to share your flyers with us, so we can promote your event on our social media platforms as well.
Make sure to tag us on social media!
Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn – @galvestoncountyfoodbank
Twitter – @GalCoFoodBank
Publicity is the key to a successful drive!
All donation can be delivered to either locations on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.
- Ball High School – 4115 Avenue O, Galveston
- GCFB – 213 6th Street North, Texas City
SYH Fund Drive
A fund drive is where you collect monetary donations to gift to the food bank to help support the many programs aimed at providing food to those in need.
Both money and food greatly help support our mission to lead the fight to end hunger. With GCFB being a member of Feeding America and Feeding Texas, our buying power allows us to provide 4 meals for every $1, which gives us the ability to purchase more food than individuals can going to the grocery store.
Money can be collected as cash, check or online by using the SYH donation form above.
For cash, if individuals giving cash would like to receive a tax deductible receipt, please include their full name, mailing address, email and phone number with the cash amount.
For checks, please make payable to Galveston County Food Bank. Note your organization/group name on the bottom left of the check, so your organization/group will get credit.
For online, when you submit your completed Food & Fund Drive inform us that you’d like to encourage online donations and a special tab can be added to the drop down menu, so your food drive event will get credit for the monetary online donation.