T-Shirts for Hunger is a program in partnership with Travis County Sheriff's Office and Department of Health and Human Services in support of the Travis County Community Center Food Pantries. Gently used t-shirts and reusable bags are being collected at several Travis County locations. Donation information and locations at the bottom of page.

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Donate your Gently Used Shirt or Reusable Bag

Travis County has 7 Food Pantries

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The Travis County T- Shirts for Hunger Program is the 2016 1st place winner of the Texas Environmental Leadership Award Outstanding Recycling Partnership. The Texas Environmental Leadership Awards are sponsored by State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR), a 501c3 non-profit group dedicated to increasing recycling and waste diversion rates by developing end-markets for recycled goods and supporting stakeholder groups throughout the state of Texas. The award program focuses on 8 categories recognizing successes in education, partnerships, innovative programs, and leadership efforts of non-profits and local governments.

T-Shirts for Hunger is collaboration with local non-profits, churches, and the Travis County Sherriff’s Office, Transportation and Natural Resources Department, and Health & Human Services Department to provide re-usable bags for county-operated food pantries. Gently used t-shirts are donated through participating schools, churches, non-profits, and businesses and delivered to the Travis County Correctional Complex where inmates learn work skills by transforming the t-shirts into reusable shopping bags at no cost to the taxpayer. The newly created re-usable bags are then distributed with food to those visiting the food pantry or the seven Travis County Community Centers. Since its beginning in 2014, over 91,000 t-shirts have been diverted from area landfills.

Collection Locations

We accept used, clean t-shirts. All sizes welcome. We also are collecting gently used re-usable shopping bags to give to local food pantries.

If you have a large quantity of shirts you will to donate, please contact us and we will help arrange pick-up. For more information email us or call Shaun Auckland at ext. 4-4496.