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Jars of Peanut Butter stacked on a shelf

November is Peanut Butter Lovers and National Diabetes Awareness Month!

November 14th is World Diabetes Day.

Collect low-sugar peanut butter or other nut butters.

Apples and Pears

December is National Pear Month!

December 1st is Eat a Red Apple Day!

Donate stone fruits like apples and pears by collecting low-sugar applesauce cans/pouches and canned pears.

Beans, pasta, and whole grains

January is Winter Warmer Month!

January 6th is Bean Day!

Donate whole grains like pasta, rice, oatmeal, and dried or canned legumes.

February is Canned Goods Month!

February 4th is Homemade Soup Day and every fourth Thursday is Chili Day.

Collect soup, chili, or other canned goods.

Boxes filled with canned goods and whole grains

March is Nutrition Month!

Collect canned proteins, low-sugar nut butters, and whole grains.

Vegetables growing in a garden bed

April is Garden Month!

April 6th is Fresh Tomato Day, April 15th is Banana Day, April 16th is Day of the Mushroom, April 19th is Garlic Day, and April 30th is Raisin Day.

Collect low-sodium canned vegetables and canned fruit in 100% juice, or light syrup.

Salad with eggs and tomatoes

May is Beff, Egg, and Salad Month!

May 26th is Brown Bag It Day.

Collect canned proteins to donate.

Milk in refrigerator section at store

June is Dairy and Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month!

June 6th - 12th is Garden Week, and June 17th is Eat Your Vegetables Day.

Collect shelf-stable dairy and canned fruits and vegetables.

Meat cooking a grill with a picnic basket in the background

July is National Grilling and Picnic Month!

Collect canned proteins this month.

Girl with school lunch tray

August is Back to School and Kids Eat Right Month!

August 31st is Trail Mix Day.

Collect shelf-stable milk, 100% fruit juice, low sugar cereals and cereal bars.

Peanut butter spread

September is Hunger Action Month!

September 13th is Peanut Day. 

Collect peanut butter, and low sugar almond, cashew, and other nut butters.

Assorted pasta

October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month and Pasta Month!

October 29th is Oatmeal Day.

Collect whole wheat pasta, whole grain rice, quinoa or couscous, and oatmeal.

Our mission at the North Texas Food Bank is to create a hunger-free, healthy North Texas and we can’t do it without your help. We aim to provide access to nutritious meals to children, families, and seniors facing hunger in our 13-county service area (Dallas, Denton, Collin, Fannin, Rockwall, Hunt, Grayson, Kaufman, Ellis, Navarro, Lamar, Delta, Hopkins). The pandemic and inflation have shown us that food insecurity can suddenly affect many individuals from all walks of life and the need for food assistance continues to grow.
Help us meet the needs of North Texans by donating food from one of the ways listed below.

Quick Food Drive Donation Information

Peanut Butter, 16 oz not mixed with other items like jelly, honey, chocolate
Canned Fruit, 14-16 oz
Shelf-stable Milk, 8 oz not flavored with chocolate, vanilla, strawberry
Canned Tuna, 5 oz
Canned Chicken, 5 oz
Low-sodium Canned Vegetables, 15-16 oz
Trail Mix, 1-2 oz bags
The outside of the North Texas Food Bank's Perot Family Campus

The Peanut Butter Drive is making a comeback this year with a two-pronged goal. Our aim is to gather 125,000 pounds of peanut butter for immediate distribution in the community and to raise $275,000 to purchase peanut butter throughout the year. We can't do this alone, and we need your help! We're calling on participants and cities from all 13 counties in the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) service area to join us in achieving this ambitious target.

Every year, millions of pounds of food go to waste at all stages of the supply chain. The North Texas Food Bank rescues food and gets it to the hungry families in our community. If you’re a manufacturer, retailer, wholesaler, distributor, logistics company, or local food business, click the button below to learn more.

You can support NTFB by hosting a virtual food drive. Register as an individual, create or join a team, and fill your virtual shopping cart with our most needed items to help feed our hungry neighbors!

You can support NTFB by hosting an online fundraiser. Follow the prompts to create your own fundraising page, and share with your friends and family to help feed our hungry neighbors!

We are appreciative of the efforts of North Texans who want to help feed their neighbors! To host your canned food drive, please review the handbook and register below!

Donate food to the North Texas Food Bank by shopping from our Amazon Wishlist! Our wishlist includes some of our most needed items that will help provide healthy, nutritious meals to our neighbors in need.

Once you have filled your cart and checked out, your items will be sent directly to the North Texas Food Bank. All items are non-perishable and will be distributed to those in need here in North Texas.

Donations for Court-Ordered Community Service

Holding Boxes

Donating food or money to the North Texas Food Bank in place of community service hours is offered through the court/probation system. It is up to your individual probation office/court to approve this option and to determine the equivalency between a donation of food/money and the correct number of community service hours.

NTFB does not have any knowledge or influence over this amount. All donations must be made in person at our Perot Family Campus in Plano.

Food Donation Requirements 

If your court/parole officer or other community service contact has approved food donations in place of community service hours, you must make your donation in person, at our Perot Family Campus' HEB Canned Food Drop Off door. An NTFB staff member or volunteer will assist you and provide a receipt of your donation.

Monetary Donation Requirements

If your court/parole officer or other community service contact has approved monetary donations in place of community service hours, you must make your donation with cash or money orders in person. Checks and debit or credit cards are not accepted. Bring your cash or money order donation to the receptionist in the lobby of our Perot Family Campus and they will provide a receipt for your donation.

NTFB's Perot Family Campus is located at 3677 Mapleshade Lane, Plano, TX 75075. Regular business hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm and Saturday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.