What is it?

Thanksgiving Giveback is The GVTC Foundation’s biggest project of the year where we partner with local food pantries and organizations to collect food items and raise money for families in need to deliver complete Thanksgiving meals. Local food pantries provide The GVTC Foundation with a list of families, and GVTC employees and their families package and personally deliver meals. In 2022, we delivered a record-breaking 616 meals across our service area and 2,700 meals over the course of 10 years of doing this project.

What is the deadline to donate funds or food items?

The GVTC Foundation starts raising monetary donations and canned goods as early as September and all the way through the second week of November. On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, GVTC employees and their families help package meals for delivery to families.

Where do I donate?

Donate $40 to purchase a full meal for one family, or donate food from the list now through November 10, 2023.

Money donations can be made here or by calling The GVTC Foundation at 830-885-8450. Food donations can be dropped off at any GVTC Store.

You also can mail a check to:

The GVTC Foundation
36101 FM 3159
New Braunfels, TX 78132

Or Text-to-Give:

Text the word "GIVE" to 830-256-8855

Play video: The GVTC Foundation 2021 Thanksgiving Giveback Project

Food Items Needed

  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Jellied Cranberry Sauce (canned)
  • Green Beans (canned)
  • Corn (canned)
  • Gravy (canned or packet)
  • Stuffing (instant)
  • Sweet Potatoes/Yams (canned)
  • Aluminum Turkey Roasters
  • Turkey Oven Bags
  • Frozen Turkey (12-15 lbs, only accepted week of delivery)
  • Loaf of Bread (fresh, only accepted week of delivery)