Welcome to the Food Bank of West Central Texas. The Food Bank along with your help provides assistance to many of the residents of The Big Country.

Chad Lemond, Lindi Bruning, and  Erick Diaz with Bank of America presenting $2500 to Jody Houston.

Robert Craft with the Beaumont Foundation presents a check to Jody Houston for $30,000 on January 7th.

HEB Fill The Basket Food Drive sponsored by KTXS, H-E-B, KBCY, Abilene Reporter-News 10.29.14

Chad Lemond and Lindi Bruning with Bank of America donated $2,500 to Jody Houston for the Food Bank on September 23rd.

Good Samaritan Ministry received the Model Agency Award


Agencies served by the Food Bank of West Central Texas provide food for a broad cross-section of households. Key characteristics include:

  • 21% of the members of the household served are children under 18 years old
  • 6% of the members of the household are children age 0 to 5 years
  • 31% of the members of the household are elderly
  • About 72% of clients are non-Hispanic white, 5% are non-Hispanic black, 22% are
    Hispanic, and the rest are from other racial groups
  • 41% of the households include at least one employed adult
  • 53% have incomes below the federal poverty level during the previous month
  • 1% are homeless

For every $10 donated, the Food Bank provides enough food for 45 meals - DONATE TODAY!

Our volunteers make a difference - VOLUNTEER TODAY!

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Share Your Christmas

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
It’s hard to believe that the 31st Annual Share Your Christmas Food Drive is right around the corner on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.  KRBC proudly presents this wonderful event to benefit the Food Bank of West Central Texas. 

This year, we will broadcast live from the United Market Street at 3301 S. 14th, from 6 am to 6:30 pm.  We will also have collection bins and LIVE remotes at the other United Supermarket locations at various times throughout the day.

In addition to donations of food, monetary donations can also be accepted.  With every $1 donation, the Food Bank can distribute 6.25 pounds of food, the equivalent of 5 meals!

Due to the economy, and an overall increase of 25 - 50% more people seeking assistance with food, our goal this year is 300,000 meals!

It is because of our wonderful, caring community that the agencies who serve those in need are able to feed so many.  Over 4.7 million pounds of food was distributed in 2014. Our 175 non-profit member agencies are seeing increases of 25% in requests for assistance, while some are seeing as much as a 50% increase. Food pantries are providing emergency food boxes to over 9,000 families each month, and our feeding programs serve over 110,000 meals each month. The Food Bank is stretched to the limit, and needs everyone’s help to finish out the year.

If you need any further information about the Share Your Christmas Food Drive, please call Jody Houston at the Food Bank of West Central Texas at 325-695-6311.

Additional drop off locations: 

Cold Stone Creamery: 4249 Southwest Drive

Coldwell Banker Panian & Mash: 2500 South Willis Ste. 100

Lavish: 4541 Catclaw Drive, Ste. 3

Kent Beck Motors: 710 South Clack Street

Pure Water: 4500 Buffalo Gap Road

Fisher Care & Share Volunteer Night

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Tour de Gap 2015 Online Registration

Friday, June 19, 2015

Tour de Gap 2015

Save the date for Tour de Gap 2015! Plan on coming out and joining in a great ride for a great cause on Saturday, July 25. The start and finish will be at the pavilion area of the Old Settlers’ Reunion Grounds in Buffalo Gap, TX. We hope to see you there!

Registration for Tour de Gap 2015 is up and running. It will be open until Thursday, July 23 at 11:45 pm. If you register online, the cost os $30. If you wait and register at the venue the day of the event, the cost is $40.

Here’s the link to bikereg: Tour de Gap 2015 Registration

H-E-B Food Drive

Friday, October 10, 2014


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