Gardens/Farms/Produce

Backyard Gardens 

You can change lives with a simple gift of food.

Did you know that on average 40% of the food that the Brazos Valley Food Bank distributes is fresh produce? With commercial size cooler and freezer and refrigerated trucks, the Brazos Valley Food Bank is well equipped to accept donations of fresh produce.

 

 

Gardener’s that have a green thumb…

Don’t let the delicious produce you have nurtured and grown rot on the vine. The Brazos Valley Food Bank would love to have your extras to distribute to those in need. The Brazos Valley Food Bank will receive your donation at 1501 Independence, Monday- Friday, 8:30 am -12:00 pm & 12:30 pm -4:30 pm. 

 

 

Plant a row for the hungry

Farmers, during planting season, plant an extra row in your garden for the hungry. Your surplus can be a nutritious gift to hungry families in need. Before you begin, take into consideration the following:  

1)    Will you harvest the fruits and vegetables from the extra row?
2)    Do you have the ability to bring the freshly harvested bounty to the Brazos Valley Food Bank?

If you need assistance in the harvesting, please arrange this need with Brazos Valley Food Bank in advance of planting your extra row by emailing here.  Also, the Brazos Valley Food Bank is only able to pick up harvested donations that are 1,500 lbs. or more. 

 

Surplus Agriculture

Did you know that the all food banks in Texas are part of the Texans Feeding Texans - Surplus Agricultural Products Grant Program.   Administered by Feeding Texas, the state association of food banks, Texans Feeding Texans was established to provide surplus agricultural products to food banks and other charitable organizations that serve needy or low-income individuals. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) awards grant funding to help offset the costs of harvesting, gleaning and transporting Texas products to Texas food banks.

If you are a producer or rancher in the Brazos Valley wanting to partner with the Brazos Valley Food Bank on this program, please contact us.

Even if you do not want to partner on this program, the Brazos Valley Food Bank can gladly take your surplus produce.  Please contact us to find out more information.