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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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

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.



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