Host a Food Drive

Your food donations can provide reliable meals to families in Austin.

Wellbeing begins with having our physical needs met, and Caritas of Austin’s Pantry makes sure clients have access to healthy groceries as they transition out of homelessness toward stability.

The majority of our Pantry items come from donations made by individuals and groups in our community. You can collect food items with friends, family, co-workers, and other groups. Big or small, all donations help to put food on the table for fellow Austinites!

Below is a list of our current most needed items. If you are interested in hosting a food or hygiene drive, please contact Melissa Ortiz at mortiz@caritasofaustin.org or 512.646.1291.

Food Items
  • Canned Mixed Vegetables
  • Canned Garbanzo or Kidney Beans
  • Canned Peas, Beets, or Spinach
  • Cooking Oil (12 oz)
  • Sugar (2 lb)
  • Salt (24 oz)
  • Dry Rice (1 lb)
  • Dry Black or White Beans
  • Cereal of all kinds
  • Canned Pineapple, Peaches or Pears
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned Tomatoes and Green Chiles
Hygiene Items
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Feminine Hygiene Items
  • AM/PM Pill Organizer
  • Razors
  • Bath Soap
  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray

 

Host a Food Drive

  • Organization Information

  • About Your Event

  • Please enter a value greater than or equal to 0.
  • Supplies Needed

    When requesting supplies, we ask that the donor must schedule a time to pick up needed items from Caritas’ office. Due to our limited resources we can not deliver items.
  • Each barrel is 55 gallons and holds approximately 150lbs. - 200lbs. of food.
  • Each box holds approximately 30lbs. of food.
    A .pdf will be emailed to the email address provided.
    Photos will be emailed to the email address provided.
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  • Delivery Information

    When your food drive is finished, we kindly ask that you arrange a volunteer or group of volunteers to bring your food donation to our Caritas Pantry. This keeps costs down and is another way you can help Caritas of Austin. Saving us a pickup trip is equivalent to making an additional donation!
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Donation Drop Off Information

Items can be dropped off at 611 Neches Street during the following times. Please pull your car around to the garage on the north side of our building and ring the bell for assistance.

  • Monday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am – 6:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am – 11:30am
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