Informing the community and our elected officials about hunger is a constant challenge in our hyper information driven world.  The Food Bank RGV is constantly amplifying the voices of our clients who don’t have the resources to inform policymakers.  Visit this page often to get the latest news on Advocacy and how you can help our neighbors have access to nutritious food.

If you’d like to learn how you can boost the signal and become a voice for change, please contact us.

Our current Call to Action:

We are asking the Biden Administration to increase and sustain TEFAP food, storage, and admin funding to ensure over 200 food banks across the nation have safe, nutritious, USDA commodities this Spring.  These foods not only help our clients, but they help support U.S. farmers across the country. –Jan. 22, 2021

Our Members of Congress:

Vicente Gonzalez (D) District 15

1305 W. Hackberry Ave.

McAllen, TX 78501

Phone: 956-682-5545

Toll Free Line: 888-217-0261

Office Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. CT

For general inquiries, please reach out to or

For any urgent issue that requires immediate assistance, please call or text Chief of Staff Jose Borjon at (956) 459-2415 or send him an e-mail :


Henry Cuellar (D) District 28

117 E. Tom Landry

Mission, Texas 78572

phone: (956) 424-3942

fax: (956) 424-3936

Filemon Vela (D) District 34

800 N. Expressway 77-83

Suite #9

Brownsville, TX 78521

Phone: (956) 544-8352

Fax: (956) 280-5114


Our Senators:

John Cornyn (R)

222 East Van Buren

Suite 404

Harlingen, TX 78550

Main: 956-423-0162


Ted Cruz (R) https:/

(956) 686-7339

200 S. 10th St

Suite 1603

McAllen, TX 78501

For more information, contact:

Omar I. Rodriguez
Manager of Grants & Advocacy