Food for Families

Where: Gatesville Volunteer Fire Department

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Food for Families

Food For Families is an annual project for the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America, H.E.B. Grocery Company, and KWTX News 10. Together with food pantries all across Central Texas, this one-day food drive collects non-perishable food and stocks the shelves of area food banks and pantries beyond the holiday season.

On the Friday before Thanksgiving, volunteers from the Boy Scouts, H.E.B. Grocery Company, Chamber of Commerce Junior Ambassadors and other community organizations collect food in 9 counties. Food For Families is the largest one-day food drive in Texas.

All donated food serves the people in the county in which it was collected. Central Texans have generously donated food and money totaling more than one million pounds each year for the past seven years. In 2016 alone, 1,834,598 pounds of food was collected.

Gatesville drop-off location is Gatesville Fire Department - Hwy 84 & Hwy 36.


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