Ask About our Traditional and Virtual Food Drives

At the West Texas Food Bank, we make it easier than ever to host a food drive. With our new virtual food drive option, you can host a food drive - big or small - and it all happens online! No more half-empty collection barrels or throwing out expired food. Best of all, it 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. Our virtual food drives are perfect for individuals and groups looking to help out the West Texas Food Bank. 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 the manufacturer's cost. This means the Food Bank is able to double, triple or even quadruple what your dollar can buy. Make your dollar go even further this year by hosting a virtual food drive the West Texas Food Bank.

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. We’ll also answer any of your 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.

 

We're 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

Most-needed food items

  • Canned meat
  • Peanut butter
  • Chunky soups and beef stew
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pasta and rice
  • Dry or canned beans
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Dry cereal and oatmeal
  • Canned vegetables and fruits
  • 100% fruit juice (in cans or plastic bottles)
  • Sugar-free items
  • Low-sodium and 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 pickup 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!


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, we cannot accommodate an exact pick-up date and time request. When you submit a request for pickup, 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. It also 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 South Pagewood Avenue in Odessa and 1601 Westcliff Dr in Midland.


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

Virtual Food Drive Signup:
Through our partnership with Fenly, setting up your own Virtual Food Drive is as simple as shopping online.

Click HERE to visit our Virtual Food Drive web page and start collecting food virtually today! 

 

West Texas Food Bank Virtual Food Drive:
If you don’t want to set up your own Virtual Food Drive, please feel free to copy and paste the following link on your own social media pages, or share digitally with your friends.


West Texas Food Bank’s Virtual Food Drive 

Traditional food drive contact

To host a Traditional Food Drive, start by filling out the form below and a member of our team will contact you. If you are hosting a Virtual Food Drive, please do not fill out this form.


Download the West Texas Food Bank Food Drive Handbook