The Adopt-A-Family program allows the community to become part of the solution to help alleviate the hunger problem that exists here in our communities. The program is available in each of the eight counties that the South Texas Food Bank works with.


Persons in any of these communities can sponsor, or adopt, a local family for only $120 per year  ($10/month).The adopted family will receive a 30 lb. bag of supplemental food that will help them through part of the month.


Sponsor can either choose a to sponsor a family that they may know, or the food bank can assign the next family on our waiting list. The food bank will share the name of the sponsored family with the sponsor. Sponsorships can also be done anonymously at the sponsor's request. 


The sponsor may also opt to not sponsor a family, but donate to our emergency walk-in families.

Needy families that are interested in applying to the program, need to submit an application.



Download Sponsor and Client Applications:

To download a sponsorship application, click here to download an application.


If you are a family in need and are interested in applying for the program, click here to download an application.


(Si usted esta interesado en aplicar al programa,  oprima aqui para descargar una aplicación.)


The application must be filled out, signed and returned to the South Texas Food Bank via fax at (956) 725-1309 or mailed to:


South Texas Food Bank

 AAF Program

P.O.BOX 2007

Laredo, TX 78044




If you are interested in sponsoring a family or would like more information, please contact:


Rachel Maldonado, Program Coordinator


Phone: (956) 726-3120



Thank you to all our generous Adopt-A-Family sponsors including the Guadalupe & Lilia Martinez Foundation .





Non-Discrimination Policy:

In accordance with Federal Law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this organization and/or its programs are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, and sexual orientation.

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