West Texas Food Bank

Host a Food Drive

Virtual Food Drives

With the new West Texas Food Bank Virtual Food Drive, you can host your own food drive, big or small, and it all happens online! No more half empty collection barrels or throwing out expired food, and best of all if frees up the Food Bank trucks to get back to delivering much needed food to the 19 counties!

Signing up to host a Virtual Food Drive is easy. Just visit our website, register, and off you go! The Virtual Food Drives are perfect for both individuals and groups to help out the West Texas Food Bank, and they are going to be a hit around your office or church!

The power of the Virtual Food Drive is in the West Texas Food Bank’s access to food resources at or below manufacture’s cost. This means the Food Bank is able to double, triple or even quadruple what your dollar is able to buy. Make your dollar go even further this year by hosting a Virtual Food Drive for the West Texas Food Bank.

West Texas Food Bank’s Virtual Food Drive

Traditional Food Drives

Hosting a Traditional Food Drive is a great way to help fight hunger and raise awareness.

  1. Fill out the Food Drive Contact form. It is important to let us know you are conducting a traditional food drive so we can help you plan, and answer any questions. Complete the form on this page and a member of our team will contact you.
  2. Create a plan of action. Create a plan for how the food will be collected and delivered to the Food Bank.
  3. Let everyone know. Share your food drive with your friends and coworkers on social media, or come up with other unique ways to make your food drive a success.

Not sure a Food Drive is right for you? Conduct a Virtual Food Drive and collect food digitally for the West Texas Food Bank.

West Texas Food Bank’s Virtual Food Drive

We Are Here to Help

If you still want to host a Traditional Food Drive for the West Texas Food Bank, we are happy to provide you with the tools and resources to make your food drive as successful as possible. This includes:

  • Assistance in planning the event using history of similar strategies
  • Up-to-date statistics and messaging
  • Our logo for your marketing materials

Food Items Most Needed

  • Canned Meat (Ham, Tuna, etc.)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chunky Soups & Beef Stew
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Pastas & Rice
  • Dry or Canned Beans
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Dry Cereal & Oatmeal
  • Canned Vegetables & Fruits
  • 100% Fruit Juice (Cans or Plastic)
  • Sugar Free Items
  • Low Sodium & No Salt Items

We CANNOT accept fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, baby food or formula, or food items in glass containers. Please collect non-perishable items only.

After the Food is Collected:

Now you’re ready to drop off the food you’ve collected to the Food Bank. Food pick up of smaller collections is cost-prohibitive. When you provide the transportation to bring the food you’ve collected to us, you can save the Food Bank money!

Using the Food Bank’s trucks and drivers can cost up to $100 for us to come to you. Please help us use our resources wisely so we can feed more hungry people.

If you have filled more than 10 of our Food Drive boxes you may submit a request for one of our drivers to come collect your food. To save limited resources, our drivers work to incorporate food drive pick-ups into their normal food distribution routes. Because of this, in most cases we cannot accommodate an exact pick-up date and time request. When you submit a request for pick up, we will let you know an approximate date when our drivers can pick up and as the date nears we will contact you to confirm the exact date and time the driver will arrive.

If you have filled less than 10 of our Food Drive Boxes, please plan to bring what you’ve collected to us, or directly to one of our partner agencies located throughout the Permian Basin. This helps to save the limited Food Bank resources, including fuel and labor costs, and allows the food you collect to get in the hands of those in need faster.

The West Texas Food Bank facilities are located at 411 S Pagewood Ave in Odessa, or 1601 Westcliff Dr in Midland.

Our receiving hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

A list of our partner agencies and their locations and hours can be found by clicking here:

West Texas Food Bank Partner Agency List

Marketing Materials:

Click here to download the approved West Texas Food Bank logo
(Follow link and right click to save)

West Texas Food Bank Food Drive Handbook:

Click here to download a printable PDF of WTFB Food Drive Handbook