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.

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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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.

KRBC Share Your Christmas

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's hard to believe that the 29th Annual Share Your Christmas Food Drive is right around the corner on

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

KRBC proudly presents this wonderful event to benefit the Food Bank of West Central Texas. This year, we will broadcast live at the United Supermarket on South 14thStreet, from 6am to 7pm. 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!



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