February is National Canned Food Month

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The Food Bank of West Central Texas needs your help! February is National Canned Food Month, and volunteers say this is also the time of year they see a slow-down in donations.

There are many ways you can make an impact and help feed Abilene and West Texas.

The following is a list of the food items most needed by the programs served by the Food Bank of West Central Texas:

  • Protein items such as canned tuna or chicken, canned stews and pasta/meat (easy on salt and fat), peanut buter
  • Canned fruits in light syrup, natural applesauce
  • 100% juice cans or boxes (no glass please)
  • Canned vegetables, tomatoes, tomato sauce
  • Soups with meat and/or beans, meal-in-a-can (easy on salt and fat)
  • Cereals and cereal bars (easy on sugar and fat)
  • Pasta, spaghetti, macaroni, noodles
  • Packages of dry beans

You can drop off these healthy canned items, or you can also donate online at


Food Safety Tip

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
In the hot weather months, it is imperative to manage any flour, grain and cereals.  If you have any of these types of products in inventory and live in a hot weather state or have been experiencing an unusually hot summer, please store these products in a cool environment.
Dry pet food, especially bird seed, should also be stored in tightly sealed containers and away from flour, grains and cereals. The origin of many stored product pest infestations (especially Indianmeal moth and sawtoothed grain beetle) is infested bird seed.
This type of product should be checked on a regular basis for infestation during the hot weather months

Pallet Blanket Reminder

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ALL Member Agencies receiving refrigerated/frozen products from the FBWCT are required to use pallet blankets to transport the goods.  Your agency will not be allowed to pick up any of your order without it. The FBWCT has pallet blankets that are designed to protect temperature-sensitive foods during transit to ensure food safety. For more information, please contact Drew Childress, Warehouse Manager at

Food Bank Ice Chest

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
If you (or your) agency have borrowed an ice chest from us, please return them. Thank you.

Freezer (Thermal) Blankets

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Please remember if you get any refrigerated or frozen food from the Food Bank, you will need to bring either a freezer (thermal) blanket or an ice chest with you to transport frozen items back to your agency. We can provide ice for an ice chest.

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