Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley is Running Out of Food

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Release date: 
August 5, 2008
Release Number: 
1780-005

McALLEN, Texas -- The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley Inc. is running out of food to distribute to the needy families in the areas damaged by Hurricane Dolly. This is a statewide appeal across Texas to help fellow Texans.

If you have any of the items listed below to donate, please take them to your local America's Second Harvest Food Bank as soon as possible.  Member food banks stand ready to assist in time of disaster.  They have volunteers who will sort, pack and ship the donated food to the Rio Grande Valley. 

To locate your local America's Second Harvest Food Bank, go to the Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) website www.tashfb.org and click on the map.  For more information call the TFBN office at 817-735-9292.

Top ten food items most needed include the following:

  • Pinto beans
  • Rice
  • Canned meat (tuna, salmon, etc.)
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned vegetables (corn, green beans, peas, etc.)
  • Vermicelli (spaghetti)
  • Canned fruit (peaches, pears, apples, etc.)
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Peanut butter
  • Vegetable oil
 Mailing AddressCity ZipTelephone
Food Bank of West Central Texas 5505 N. First Abilene TX 79603 325-695-6311
High Plains Food Bank PO Box 31803 Amarillo TX 79120 806-374-8562
Capital Area Food Bank of Texas Inc. 8201 S. Congress Ave. Austin TX 78745 512-282-2111
Southeast Texas Food Bank P O Box 21012 Beaumont TX 77720 409-839-8777
Food Bank of Corpus Christi PO Box 295 Corpus Christi TX 78403 361-887-6291
North Texas Food Bank 4500 S. Cockrell Hill Rd. Dallas TX 75236 214-330-1396
Tarrant Area Food Bank 2600 Cullen Ft. Worth TX 76147 817-332-9177
End Hunger Network 2323 S. Voss,
Suite 370
Houston TX 77057 713-532-3663
Houston Food Bank 3811 Eastex Freeway Houston TX 77026 713-223-3700
South Plains Food Bank 4612 Locust Avenue Lubbock TX 79404 806-763-3003
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley PO Box 6251 McAllen TX 78502 956-682-8101
West Texas Food Bank PO Box 4242 Odessa TX 79760 432-580-6333
San Antonio Food Bank 5200 Old Highway 90 West San Antonio TX 78227 210-337-3663
Harvest Texarkana P.O. Box 707 Texarkana TX 75504 903-794-1398
East Texas Food Bank PO Box 6974 Tyler TX 75711 903-597-3663
Food Bank of Golden Crescent 3809 E. Rio Grande Victoria TX 77903 361-578-0591
Wichita Falls Area Food Bank PO Box 623 Wichita Falls TX 76307 940-766-2322
South Texas Food Bank P.O. Box 2007 Laredo TX 78044
Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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