Events and Campaigns

Throughout the year, there are numerous ways to show your support for the Brazos Valley Food Bank through upcoming campaigns and other annual fundraising events.
 

January - March                             

     Jan 18 - Feb 5, 2017

 

Souper Bowl of Caring works to mobilize those looking to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities around the time of the Super Bowl football game. Holding a Souper Bowl of Caring food drive or fund drive is a free and simple way to have a great impact on your community. To register your Souper Bowl of Caring event, visit https://souperbowl.org/info/270/Collections. Please consider donating your collections to the Brazos Valley Food Bank. Other ways to give include purchasing pre-made food bags at HEB and Kroger or by making a $1, $3 or $5 donation at check-out during this timeframe at these stores.  
 

     February 4, 2017

Scouting for Food is an Arrow Moon/Sam Houston Area council-wide service project to care for people in local communities who are hungry. The project begins Saturday, January 28, 2017, as Scouts distribute door hangers in their neighborhoods to announce the upcoming food drive. Scouts return the following Saturday, February 4, 2017, to pick up and deliver donations to their local food banks and pantries. The Brazos Valley Food Bank benefits from some of the Brazos County food collected.

April - June

      May 13th, 2017

Stamp out Hunger is the National Association of Letter Carriers annual food collection drive. On the second Saturday of May, set out your non-perishable food well before your letter carrier’s normal pick-up time. To ensure that your letter carrier is participating, call your local post office and ask to speak to your local food drive person. The Brazos Valley Food Bank may or may not be the recipient of your donation (another anti-hunger program may be the designee). To find out who benefits, call your local post office.

Mid-May - June 2017

H-E-B stores in Bryan, College Station and Brenham accept $1, $3 or $5 donations from shoppers throughout this in store campaign. The donation is just added to your grocery bill – all proceeds from Help End Hunger through H-E-B benefit the Brazos Valley Food Bank.

July - September

August 9th, 2017

Lunch of rice, beans, sausage, salad and dessert, served by Celebrity Servers, that is free and open to the public (come and go event). Seating is picnic style. Donations in the amount (or more) of what one might spend going out to lunch gratefully accepted.  Catering donated by Epicures Catering. KBTX broadcasts its noon show live from the event. 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at The Brazos Center. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, contact us.

Sept. 1 - Oct. 31 2017

Thanks to legislation that created the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) in 1993, employees of state agencies, junior and community colleges, and universities throughout Texas enjoy the benefit of giving to many of their favorite charities through an annual workplace giving campaign which features the convenience of payroll deduction.  The Brazos Valley Food Bank’s # is 250005.

September 2017

The Celebration of Hope event is an annual fundraising dinner benefiting the Brazos Valley Food Bank. The event awards the Medal of Hope Award to someone(s) who has gone above and beyond in uniquely addressing food insecurity and/or improving the plight of the hungry in the Brazos Valley, the United States and/ or the world. The recipient demonstrates a vision of the Brazos Valley, United States and/or the world left better because of his, her or their accomplishments. The event is always held at The College Station Hilton. For sponsorship opportunities and tickets, click here.

October - December

October 3 - December 2

The Combined Federal Campaign(CFC) is an annual fundraising drive that provides an opportunity for Federal civilian, Postal, and Military employees to donate to non-profit organizations.

The Brazos Valley Food Bank is associated with the CFC of the Gulf Coast.  That campaign runs from October 3 through December 2 each year. The Brazos Valley Food Bank’s CFC # is 24637.

November 5th, 2016

Empty Bowls happens in November at The Frame Gallery downtown Bryan. In addition to soup and bread from local restaurants, attendees can select a handcrafted and/or hand-painted bowl from local potters, artists and citizens as a memento of the day. Proceeds of the event will benefit the North Texas Food Bank's feeding programs.  For more information, contact us.

November 19th, 2016

Annually, Texas A&M University’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) organizes AggiesCan, the largest student-athlete run canned food drive in the nation with over 200 student-athletes participating last year. AggiesCan coordinates food drives with several campus sporting events, culminating in the main event – a food and fund drive on campus and in the fan zone right before a fall home football game. Proceeds benefit the Brazos Valley Food Bank and the 12th Can.

November 19 & 20, 2016

Santa’s Wonderland hosts a Fun Run Weekend for the Brazos Valley Food Bank.  The Christmas 5k, is an evening 3.1 mile run through the lights of Santa’s Wonderland, that will happen Saturday, November 19th.  The Christmas Mile, on Sunday, November 20th, is an evening run/walk through the lights for one mile. To register, please click here.

December 7th, 2016

As the family of KBTX prepares for the holidays, they invite you and your family to join them on Wednesday, December 7th at one of four locations for the 21st annual Food for Families Food Drive. During this event KBTX broadcasts live throughout the day. Shop any local grocery store to help you support this incredible effort that benefits the Brazos Valley Food Bank and food pantries in Grimes, Madison and Robertson Counties.

Join KBTX at any of four locations this year; the Brazos Center in Bryan from 5:30 a.m. to 10:35 p.m., The Kimbro Center in Madisonville, Mid-South Synergy in Navasota from 6:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. or Navasota Valley Electric in Franklin from 6 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to drop off your donation.  Non-perishable food items and money accepted. Online donations can be made here.