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 list of our current most needed items. If you are interested in hosting a food or hygiene drive, please contact Erika Morin at emorin@caritasofaustin.org or 512.646.1288.

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

Food Items
  • Oil
  • Dry Beans
  • Dry Rice
  • Cans of Beans (Refried, Ranch Style, Pork & Beans, Baked Beans)
  • Cans of Chili, No Beans
  • Cans of Chili with Beans
  • Cans of Vegetables (Spinach, Peas, Carrots, Mixed Vegetables, Diced Potatoes)
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Cans of Fruit (Pineapple, Peaches, Mixed Fruit, Applesauce, Pears)
  • Cans of Meat (Chicken, Spam, Vienna Sausage, Tuna, Sardines)
  • Cans of Ravioli, Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Mac 'n Cheese (Boxes)
  • Cereals
  • Sugar
  • Oatmeal
Hygiene Items
  • Shampoo*
  • Conditioner
  • Toilet Paper
  • Razors
  • Body Wash*
  • Deodorant*

Host a Food Drive

  • Organization Information

  • About Your Event

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

    A .pdf will be emailed to the email address provided.
    Photos will be emailed to the email address provided.
  • Social Media

  • 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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We’ve adjusted how we provide services but we are still here to provide housing, food and employment. Many of our clients have an urgent need for additional support and we need your help.

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