The 42nd Annual ABC13 Share Your Holidays Food Drive event will be held on

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29th from 8am to 12pm. 


Two locations to drop off donations;


BALL HIGH SCHOOL

4115 Avenue O

Galveston


GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK - ADMIN BUILDING

213 6th Street N

Texas City



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Frequently Asked Questions

SYH Food Drive

Who can host a SYH food drive?

We welcome anyone who wants to help end hunger and who would like to host a food drive working with the ABC13 Share Your Holidays team. Please contact Robyn Bushong, Community Partners Coordinator for Share Your Holidays Food Drive, at 409.744.7848 or rbush1147@aol.com for more information and how to get involved. 

 

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...

 

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.
  • Choose Your Location for collecting items, high-traffic area that are secure.
  • Register for the ABC13 Share Your Holidays Food Drive by contacting Robyn Bushong at 409.744.7848 or rbush1147@aol.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)

 

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. 

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 Tuesday November 29, 2022 from 8am to 12pm.

 

  • Ball High School - 4115 Avenue O, Galveston

 

  • 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, Donations can be accept on the form at the top of this page. You can share the url link, https://www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org/shareyourholidays/ by email with your donors.

Phone: 409-945-4232

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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.


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