Host a Food Drive

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

Well-being 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 current list of our most needed items. If you are interested in hosting a food drive, please contact us at

Once you register your food drive using the form below, you will receive a food drive toolkit to help with planning.

Food Items
  • Cans of Meat (Tuna, Spam, Vienna Sausage, Chicken, Sardines)*
  • Cans of Chili, No Beans*
  • Cans of Chili with Beans*
  • Tomato Sauce*
  • Pasta Sauce*
  • Pasta (any kind)
  • To-Go Tuna Kits*
  • Instant Coffee*
  • Regular Coffee*
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly*
  • Mayonnaise (Small Bottles)*
  • Mustard (Small Bottles)*
  • Microwavable Soups or Meals*
  • Cans of Soup*
  • Dry Beans (1 lb bags)
  • Dry Rice (1 lb bags)
  • Cans of Beans (Refried, Ranch Style, Pork & Beans, Baked Beans)
  • Cans of Vegetables (Spinach, Peas, Corn, Carrots, Mixed Vegetables, Diced Potatoes)
  • Cans of Fruit (Pineapple, Peaches, Mixed Fruit, Applesauce, Pears)
  • Cans of Ravioli, Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Cereals
  • Sugar
  • Oatmeal
  • Snack kits
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Canned fruit
  • Instant meals
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Ramen
  • Vegetable Oil

Host a Food Drive

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Organization Information

Food Drive Coordinator Name*

About Your Event

Food Drive Address
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Supplies Needed

A .pdf will be emailed to the email address provided.
A .pdf will be emailed to the email address provided.
Photos 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 – 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am – 11:30am
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