Business/Corporate/Food

Every year, millions of pounds of food go to waste at all stages of the supply chain. Businesses, corporations, retailers, processors and the food industry can make an impact on local hunger by donating surplus, close to date and/or cosmetically damaged food items to Food Banks.

What to Donate

The Food Bank accepts dry-stored, refrigerated, frozen food and nonfood items from businesses and distributors.  

The Brazos Valley Food Bank is inspected by the State Health Department, has a valid state issued Salvage License, and adheres to safe food handling practices.
   
The Brazos Valley Food Bank has over 24,000 square feet of warehouse space to safely store shelf-stable food donations, as well as industrial size freezers and coolers to safely store large scale perishable donations. The warehouse is equipped with loading docks to accept delivered  donation as well as refrigerated trucks to safely pick-up and transport perishable donations. The Brazos Valley Food Bank will pick up donations of 1,500 pounds or more.
 
Let the Brazos Valley Food Bank be a solution to your problem:

  • Overflowing dumpsters
  • Trash fees
  • Unwanted product cluttering your floor/shelf space

The 1976 Tax Reform  allows companies to deduct costs associated with donating food to non-profit organizations. Therefore, all donations to the Brazos Valley Food Bank are tax deductible. Written receipts are standard operating practice. 

 

What is the Risk?

Good Samaritan Food Donation Act protects companies from civil and criminal liability.  

On October 1, 1996, the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act was signed into law to encourage donation of food and grocery products to non-profit organizations for distribution to individuals in need.

Interested in donating? How can you donate? Contact Rhonda Behrens, Distribution Manager at rhondab@bvfb.org or 979-779-3663, ext. 103.