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

H-E-B Food Drive

Friday, October 10, 2014

Expanded Assistance

Thursday, October 02, 2014
Expanded Assistance for TXU Energy Clients

2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help has added two additional TXU Energy AidSM appointments, Tuesday through Thursday, for the next six weeks to help customers in need of bill-payment assistance. Due to the generosity of TXU Energy customers and staff support of the TXU Energy Aid SM program, we have been awarded more funds to assist families throughout West Central Texas who need help paying their TXU Energy electric bill.


TXU Energy customers who are at risk of having their electric service disconnected are encouraged to contact A Call for Help. Appointment calls are taken between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. A Call for Help can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 or 325-673-8211. After you pick a language, press 1.


TXU Energy AidSM funds can only be applied to TXU Energy electric bills. Clients do not have to meet federal poverty guidelines in order to be eligible. Those seeking assistance must be the account holder or a full-time resident on the account for which assistance is being requested.


The TXU Energy AidSM program was established more than 30 years ago and has become one of the largest bill-payment assistance programs among electricity providers in the United States. Contributions made by the company, employees, customers, and other donors are provided to designated social service agencies, such as A Call for Help, across Texas to assist families in need. January-August, 2014, A Call for Help worked with 207 TXU Energy customers providing $51,292.38 in bill-payment assistance. 


NOTE: In all of 2013, A Call for Help worked with 191 TXU Energy customers providing $38,946.79 in assistance.

HEB Holiday Food Drive

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Food Drive

October 29 – December 24

The Food Bank of West Central Texas will benefit again from the annual HEB Holiday Food Drive. Customers will be able to donate food or money to the annual Holiday Food Drive, sponsored by HEB, Abilene Reporter-

News, KTXS-TV and Y99. There will be bins to place donated food and also areas to make monetary donations at HEB on South 14th and Barrow. Please donate to help people in need. We appreciate the Big Country's support.



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