Red Barrels offer a convenient way for grocery shoppers to donate nonperishables to their neighbors in need through nearby food pantries.
Red Barrels can be found in Kroger and HEB grocery stores throughout the Houston area. Each Red Barrel is assigned to a pantry located near the store, so the program truly is neighbors helping within their own neighborhoods.
Donating to the Red Barrel is easy! You can pick up a prepackaged bag while you’re doing your grocery shopping, or you can bring donations home, and drop it in the Red Barrel. You’ve just provided necessary food staples like peanut butter, tuna and rice to a hungry family.
Today, the Red Barrels collect more than a million and a half pounds of food each year.
Red Barrels are semi-permanent and only found in grocery stores. If you are interested in information about a food drive, please see the Food and Fund Raiser page.