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Brazos Food Bank, Inc.
The Junior League Center
P.O. Box 74
Bryan, Texas 77806-0074

ph (979) 779 - 3663
fax (979) 821 - 2111
[email protected]

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BRAZOS FOOD BANK
Food Bank Mission Statement
The Brazos Food Bank seeks to eliminate Hunger by the distribution of food and grocery products through a network of nonprofit organizations while providing education and community awareness on issues of Hunger.
Food Bank Facts
The Brazos Food Bank is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt charitable organization founded May 25, 1985. It is a member of the Texas Association of Second Harvest Food Banks and is a Secondary Distribution Organization of the Houston Food Bank .

Physical location: 1514 Shiloh Bryan, Texas in the Brazos County Industrial Park. Occupies a 17,500 square foot warehouse on 1.7 acres.

Counties served and population living below poverty: US 2000 census, Brazos 40,797, 26.9%; Burleson 2.863, 17.12%; Grimes 4,050, 16.6%; Madison 2,053, 15.8%; Robertson 3,281, 20.6%; Washington 3,959, 12,9%.

Agencies served: 43 not-for-profit agencies meeting qualifications to distribute food to those in need. Agencies distributed over 1,500,000 pounds of food annually to over 40,000 moderate and low-income individuals in the Brazos Valley.

Board of Directors: Governed by a diverse board of 23 community leaders.

Staff: 5 full-time equivalent employees with volunteers performing over 17,000 of work annually or 8 full-time equivalent staff.

Days and hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Food sources: Donations from, producers, manufacturers, distributors, grocers, community food drives, farmers and USDA commodities.

Funding sources: The
United Way of the Brazos Valley , Community Development Block Grants, two major fundraising events and from individuals, organizations, businesses, foundations and trusts.

The Brazos Food Bank meets the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance standards for charitable accountability, .

The Brazos Food Bank privacy policy is not to share name and address of donors outside the organization.

Significant recent actions: (1) The Brazos Food Bank has doubled food distribution over the past four years. (2) In January 2001 the Brazos Food Bank moved into its new 17,500 square foot warehouse to accommodate the increase in food receipt and distribution. (3) A capital fund campaign is underway to retire the building loan and other expenses of the new warehouse-distribution center.