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  • Writer's pictureOperation Feeding Temple

Food for Families

Updated: Apr 16, 2020

Food for Families is an annual project for the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America, H.E.B. Grocery Company, and KWTX News 10. Together with food pantries across Central Texas, this one-day food drive collects non-perishable food and stocks the shelves of area food banks and pantries beyond the holiday season.

On the Friday before Thanksgiving, volunteers from the Boy Scouts, H.E.B. Grocery Company, and other community organizations collect food in 9 counties. Food for Families is the largest one-day food drive in Texas. It is also the biggest food drive for Operation Feeding Temple.

All donated food serves the people in the county in which it was collected. Central Texans have generously donated food and money totaling more than one million pounds each year for the past seven years. In 2018 alone, 2,221,369 pounds of food was collected across nine counties and the Temple community collected over 200,000 pounds of food. Our goal this year is 300,000 for Temple.

What's Needed?

Canned Meats, Tuna, Chili, Stew, Soup, Canned Vegetables, Corn Meal, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Cereals, Flour, Baby Food, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Dry Beans, Flour, Rice or any other healthy, non-perishable food. We also accept monetary donations.

Be a part of this tradition and help your fellow neighbors.

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