This year marks the 41st annual ABC13’s Share Your Holidays Food Drive. The Galveston County Food Bank and ABC13 Houston 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 ABC13’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


Galveston County Food Bank

Administrative Services Building

213 6th Street North

Texas City



Galveston SYH Coordinator Robyn Bushong at 409.744.7848 or rbush1147@aol.com


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

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Frequently Asked Questions

SYH Food Drive

Who can host a 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.

 

What kind of items do you accept for the SYH food drive?

We accept all types of nonperishable food items that are shelf stable and do not require refrigeration.

 

Do you accept non-food items?

Yes, we also accept personal hygiene items such as:

-toilet paper

-paper towels

-laundry soap

-bath soap

-shampoo

-toothpaste

-toothbrushes

-diapers

-etc...

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What items are not accepted?

  • -Open packages
  • -homemade food items
  • -perishable foods that require refrigeration
  • -items with expired dates
  • -items that are dented or damaged. 

 

What are best practices for hosting a food drive?

 

  • -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  julie@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org
  • -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)

 

How do I publicize my SYH food drive?

 

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

 

#GCFB

 

#galvestoncountyfoodbank

 

Publicity is the key to a successful drive! 

 

Where do I take my SYH donation?

All donation can be delivered to either locations on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 8am to 12pm.

 

  • Ball High School - 4115 Avenue O, Galveston
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  • GCFB - 213 6th Street North, Texas City

SYH Fund Drive

What is a 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. 

 

Is it better to donate money than food?

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.

 

How can money be collected for Share Your Holidays drive?

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.

Phone: 409-945-4232

Click here for e-mail options

 

Pantry Hours:

624 4th Ave N., Texas City, 77590
9am – 3pm (Tuesday-Thursday)
9am – 12pm (Friday)

 

Business Operations Bldg:

624 4th Ave N., Texas City, 77590
Office Hours: 8am-4pm (Monday-Friday)

 

Administrative Services Building:

213 6th Street N., Texas City
Office Hours: 8am – 4pm (Monday-Friday)

The Galveston County Food Bank is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

 

The Galveston County Food Bank believes in conducting business with the utmost honesty and integrity. Lighthouse Services allows the Galveston County Food Bank to uphold these principles by acting as a tool for community members, including Food Bank staff, to submit confidential reports, suggestions, or complaints to a third party who helps the Galveston County Food Bank administration resolve issues while maintaining professional standards.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

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