Share Your Food
The Caring Place relies on donations of food from the community to keep our pantry shelves filled. During 2015, The Caring Place distributed 914,677 pounds of food to area families through our food programs. Utilizing the conversion formula provided by the Capital Area Food Bank in Austin of 1.2 pounds of food equaling one meal, The Caring Place provided 762,231 meals to area families.
Food list to take to the grocery store: Caring Place Food Pantry Needs
You can support our Food Pantry in the following ways:
- Make a donation of non-perishable food for the Food Pantry by dropping it off at The Caring Place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The food donation drop-off area is just inside the gate located at the northwest (rear) corner of the building located at 2000 Railroad Avenue. Click PANTRY NEEDS to get a list of the items most needed today.
- A food donation may be made at any food drive conducted by our community partners for The Caring Place. These are held at various locations throughout the year.
- If your group or organization would like to host/sponsor a FOOD DRIVE to benefit The Caring Place, please contact David Earl at 943-0710. David can provide you with more information, register your food drive, and arrange for the delivery and pick-up of food barrels.
- The Caring Place also accepts cash in lieu of food, with the funds used to purchase needed perishables that cannot be donated through a traditional food drive. The dollars are also used to purchase non-perishables to keep our shelves filled with the widest possible variety of food. Click to Donate by Credit Card.