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
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
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
Days and hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30
Food sources: Donations from, producers, manufacturers,
distributors, grocers, community food drives, farmers and USDA
Funding sources: The
United Way of the Brazos
Community Development Block Grants, two major fundraising
events and from individuals, organizations, businesses,
foundations and trusts.
Food Bank meets the
Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
standards for charitable accountability,
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.