DALLAS (AP) - Thousands of Texas Baptists are responding to a nationwide "Buckets of Hope" food drive for earthquake victims in Haiti.

Participants are packing each 5-pound plastic bucket with enough rice, beans, flour and other staples to feed a Haitian family for about a week.

State organizers say more than 9,000 buckets, or roughly 270,000 pounds, of food have been collected. About one-third has come from members of Prestonwood Baptist, a megachurch in the Dallas suburb of Plano.

The food will go to five locations across Texas before the Southern Baptist Convention North American Mission Board transports it to Haiti.

The project deadline is Monday.