Now more than ever is a wonderful time to give back to your community. Food drives in Austin are just one way to share the love this holiday season. We’ve rounded up local initiatives, drives, volunteer opportunities and more to get involved in whatever way you’re able.

Central Texas Food Bank

Just last year, the Central Texas Food Bank brought over 39 million meals into our community. You can make a monetary donation here, drop off food at the facility, or volunteer your time. Your holiday donation will be MATCHED from today through midnight on December 31-up to $100,000!

(512) 282-2111

6500 Metropolis Drive

Austin, TX 78744

Meals on Wheels Central Texas

Aside from providing hot, nutritious lunchtime meals to homebound older adults and persons with disabilities, Meals on Wheels Central Texas also offers many other programs designed to keep people healthy and living in their own homes. Get involved this holiday season.

3227 East 5th Street

Austin, TX 78702


Hope Food Pantry Austin

Hope Food Pantry Austin has been providing groceries at no cost to local families who are experiencing food insecurity for 20 years. Theyserved the equivalent of 169,166 meals in 2021. For information on how to make a donation, what they need, and more, click here.

4001 Speedway

Austin, TX 78751

Reveal Resource Center

Share Your Blessings gives you an opportunity to help a family during this holiday season. Your donation of $25 will provide a complete meal for a family of six.  Our goal is to BLESS 800 FAMILIES with a Thanksgiving meal this year. Meal Distribution will be November 20 from 2-4pm. For more information on how to get involved, click here.

1150 S. Bell Blvd.

Cedar Park, TX 78613


Caritas of Austin

Caritas of Austin does amazing work with their Community Kitchen and Pantry, but they rely on food donations from the community. If you are interested in donating food or hosting a food drive, click here.

611 Neches Street

Austin, Texas 78701


Manos de Cristo

Always accepting donations and their annual Tamale Sale runs from now until Friday, December 2nd. Proceeds provide children, adults and seniors access to emergency food and clothing relief, quality low-cost dental care, and adult education classes. The more tamales you buy ‚Äď the more clients we serve!

4911 Harmon Avenue

Austin, TX 78751

Phone: (512) 477-7454

Operation Turkey

Over the last 22 years Operation Turkey has remained a 100% volunteer organization without a single paid employee. More than 30,000 volunteers strong working together to ensure everyone receives a warm meal on Thanksgiving Day! This years goal is 55,000 meals. Check out all their 2022 Austin events!

9100 Decker Lake Rd

Austin, TX 78724


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