How do I participate in the Food Drive?

With 400,000 visitors on average every year, the Austin Trail of Lights offers a perfect opportunity to make an enormous impact on the Central Texas community. This year, the Trail of Lights Foundation is again partnering with the Central Texas Food Bank in asking all attendees to bring a canned food to the Trail on any public night of the Trail. With the support of Trail-goers, we can reach our goal to collect 5,000 MEALS for the Central Texas Food Bank!

Bring a can. Feed a family. We’ll have drop off bins nightly at the Trail of Lights entrance. So, help us feed our hungry neighbors by bringing a can of food with you to Zilker Park on any night that you attend.


  • peanut butter
  • canned chicken breast or tuna
  • canned low sodium vegetables
  • canned fruit in its own juice (no sugar added)
  • dry pinto beans
  • brown rice
  • 100% whole grain cereal

’Tis the season for giving, after all!