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 40 lb. bag of supplemental food that includes meat and bread, and 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.



If you would like to adopt anonymously or renew a sponsorship, you can give your $120 donation safely online by clicking here.

(Please contact the program coordinator if you are interested in adopting two or more families or if you would like to select a family or individual.)


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


 Distribution takes places the third Saturday of every moth at The South Texas Food Bank from 8 A.M. - 10 A.M. (Please check with coordinator during the holiday season as distribution time might change.)


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


Rachel Maldonado, Program Coordinator


Phone: (956) 726-3120

Fax: (956) 725-1309



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





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