How a Food Bank Works


1) Food and monetary donations are given to the Brazos Valley Food Bank.

2) Receives food donations from various sources, as well as its share of the United States Department of Agriculture Commodities (USDA) from the Houston Food Bank. Also uses some of its donated dollars to purchase other high demand food items. Safely stores all food until it can be inspected, processes, etc.  

3) Donations are inspected and sorted by volunteers into boxes of various categories that are then created into case items and put into a computerized online inventory. Partner agencies submit online orders for the food they wish to receive to distribute from their feeding program

4) The Brazos Valley Food Bank delivers food orders/food to partner agencies, special programs and drop sites throughout the Brazos Valley

5) Partner agencies, special programs and mobile food pantries distribute the food they received from the Food Bank to those in need