Dropping off entries for the Texas Craft Brewers Cup?
Help fill the plates of Texans experiencing food insecurity.

It’s time we give back to our communities that support us! This year, Guild members have the opportunity to make a big difference in a great way. We are encouraging member breweries to run food drives from Jan 2nd – Jan 9th in their taprooms to gather donations from the public. Supplies lists are located under your region below.

In order to get the food to the local food banks to distribute, we ask folks drop their donations off to the breweries serving as Texas Craft Brewers Cup regional beer drop-off hubs. Breweries are also welcome to drop donations off directly to their local food banks. Locations listed below.

Dallas / North Texas Region
  • Food bank the donations are going to: North Texas Food Bank
  • When to accept donations in your taprooms: January 2nd – January 9th
  • Where to drop off: Oak Highlands Brewery (10484 Brockwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75238) or North Texas Food Bank (3677 Mapleshade Ln, Plano, TX 75075)
  • When to drop off: January 9th – January 13th
  • What items to donate: Find a list of their most needed items here.
  • How you can get your own branded boxes to accept donations: Stop by the North Texas Food Bank or pick some boxes up at the December Guild Gathering (December 13th at Dirty Job Brewing)
  • Can you use your own boxes to collect donations? Absolutely!
  • Are there social media posts I can use to promote the food drive? Yes, you can access curated and stock photos at the following here.
  • If you would like to donate monetarily instead: Check into senior centers or Meals on Wheels to see how you can help seniors fight food insecurity. Local elementary, middle, and high schools keep a running tab of lunch debt that students have (and sometimes refuse lunch for students with a certain amount of debt), so give a call to your local schools to see how to donate to elevate those debts for students and fight food insecurity.
Austin / Central Texas Region
  • Food bank the donations are going to:  Central Texas Food Bank
  • When to accept donations in your taprooms: January 2nd – January 9th
  • Where to drop off: Meanwhile Brewing (3901 Promontory Point Dr, Austin, TX 78744) or Central Texas Food Bank (6500 Metropolis Dr, Austin, TX 78744)
  • When to drop off: January 9th – January 13th
  • What items to donate: Find a list of their most needed items here.
  • How you can get your own branded boxes to accept donations: Visit the Central Texas Food Bank for branded boxes to use in your taproom
  • Can you use your own boxes to collect donations? Absolutely!
  • Are there social media posts I can use to promote the food drive? Yes, you can access curated and stock photos at the following here.
  • If you would like to donate monetarily instead: Check into senior centers or Meals on Wheels to see how you can help seniors fight food insecurity. Local elementary, middle, and high schools keep a running tab of lunch debt that students have (and sometimes refuse lunch for students with a certain amount of debt), so give a call to your local schools to see how to donate to elevate those debts for students and fight food insecurity.
San Antonio Region
  • Food bank the donations are going to:  San Antonio Food Bank 
  • When to accept donations in your taprooms: January 2nd – January 9th
  • Where to drop off: Freetail Brewing Co. (2000 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210) or San Antonio Food Bank (5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78227
  • When to drop off: January 9th – January 13th 
  • What items to donate: Find a list of their most needed items here.
  • How you can get your own branded boxes to accept donations: Visit the San Antonio Food Bank for branded boxes to use in your taproom.
  • Can you use your own boxes to collect donations? Absolutely!
  • Are there social media posts I can use to promote the food drive? Yes, you can access curated and stock photos at the following here.
  • If you would like to donate monetarily instead: Check into senior centers or Meals on Wheels to see how you can help seniors fight food insecurity. Local elementary, middle, and high schools keep a running tab of lunch debt that students have (and sometimes refuse lunch for students with a certain amount of debt), so give a call to your local schools to see how to donate to elevate those debts for students and fight food insecurity.
Houston Region
  • Food bank the donations are going to:  Houston Food Bank 
  • When to accept donations in your taprooms: January 2nd – January 9th
  • Where to drop off: Eureka Heights Brew Co. (941 W 18th St, Houston, TX 77008) or Houston Food Bank (535 Portwall St, Houston, TX 77029
  • When to drop off: January 9th – January 13th 
  • What items to donate: Find a list of their most needed items here.
  • How you can get your own branded boxes to accept donations: Visit the Houston Food Bank for branded boxes to use in your taproom.
  • Can you use your own boxes to collect donations? Absolutely!
  • Do I need to register the food drive through Houston Food Bank? Nope! We already took care of it for you.
  • Are there social media posts I can use to promote the food drive? Yes, you can access curated and stock photos at the following here.
  • If you would like to donate monetarily instead: Check into senior centers or Meals on Wheels to see how you can help seniors fight food insecurity. Local elementary, middle, and high schools keep a running tab of lunch debt that students have (and sometimes refuse lunch for students with a certain amount of debt), so give a call to your local schools to see how to donate to elevate those debts for students and fight food insecurity.
Not dropping your competition entries off at a regional drop-off hub?
  • How you can get involved: All areas of Texas experience food insecurity to some rate and we would love for you to be involved, even if you aren’t located near a regional drop-off hub brewery. Reach out to your local food bank to see how you can donate.
  • How you find your local food bank: Find your local food bank by entering your zip code at the Feeding America food bank locator here.
  • If your area doesn’t have a local food bank OR if you would like to donate monetarily instead: Check into senior centers or Meals on Wheels to see how you can help seniors fight food insecurity. Local elementary, middle, and high schools keep a running tab of lunch debt that students have (and sometimes refuse lunch for students with a certain amount of debt), so give a call to your local schools to see how to donate to elevate those debts for students and fight food insecurity.

More ways you can get involved:

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Feeding America is looking for support in the fight to end hunger. Learn about ways you can take action by contacting your member of congress to make ending hunger a priority.

The Feeding America network is able to reach 40 million people, largely thanks to the commitment of volunteers. Our communities are stronger when we join together – help give your neighbors a hand up by volunteering at your local food bank.