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Free food pantries, groceries, and meals Austin Texas and Travis County.

Get information on Austin and Travis County Texas food banks, soup kitchen and free pantries. There are dozens of charities, churches, and non-profits that work to prevent hunger. Tens of thousands of low income families, individuals as well as children receive free food, groceries, personal toiletries and hot meals from these centers every year.

Or Travis County residents can apply for SNAP food stamps, free school lunches, Meals on Wheels (for seniors or disabled) and more. There are also free Thanksgiving as well as Christmas meal programs, baby formula or nutritional supplements for the elderly. Or locate emergency food stamps near you. Find information below, or at the bottom of this page is a referral phone number for more information on a free food pantry in Travis County near you.

The food banks as well as pantries in the Austin Texas area that operate have various criteria that need to be met in order to receive food, a hot meal, or household supplies today however very few people are turned away from help. Even if a pantry does not have resources available, the staff will try to offer referrals or other solutions. Each center will operate under different conditions and the food banks, pantries, and churches are located throughout Travis County. You may need to call to make an appointment for some centers, and others operate under limited hours.

Eternal Faith Baptist Church
12720 Farm to Market Road 973, Manor, Texas 78653. Dial 512-272-4043 for hours.
A pantry may have Cooking Oil, Diced tomatoes, Pasta, soup, cereal, baby formula and more. The church also serves Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals in Travis County.

Greater Love Baptist Church
6601 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78723. Phone number - (512) 929-3017
The pantry has produce and fruit only. The low-income, immigrants and struggling families in Travis County may be give free filing, shelf-stable foods, canned groceries, meat, dairy, bread and more.

St. Elizabeth SVDP
1520 Railroad Ave., Pflugerville Texas 78660. The phone number is 512-251-9838
This is part of Saint Vincent de Paul. The pantry hours are limited.

 

 

 

Salvation Army Social Services in Travis County
There are multiple food pantries as well as soup kitchens from all sites in the county. Meals are for the homeless. Other food and financial aid may help veterans, seniors citizens, and the disabled in Travis County. They also have the Angel Tree gift and Christmas meal program. Or free Thanksgiving dinner, summer camp, and Christmas meals as well as free holiday food baskets. Free hygiene supplies or household items too, such as toilet paper or detergent, may be offered. More on Salvation Army assistance programs Austin area.

Caritas of Austin
Address - 611 Neches in Austin, TX 78701, Telephone - 512-479-4610.
There are multiple assistance programs. One is the Soup Kitchen – free lunch and hot meals, center hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. There are also Senior Brown Bags, holiday meals, Meals on Wheels for the homebound or disabled and other aid. Or get applications to surplus USDA commodities like cheese, eggs, and nutrition for kids (or seniors).

Blackland Neighborhood Center
The pantry is at 2005 Salina St, Austin, TX 78722. Dial (512) 972-5790
Based on donations, get everything from canned and shelf stable foods, eggs, cereal, fresh eggs, frozen meat, infant formula and fresh fruit and vegetables. A couple bags of free, emergency food may be offered by the pantry as well as clothes, referrals, and social services. There may also be free toiletries, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, diapers and more.

Palm Square Community Center
100 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, Texas 78701. For information, dial (512) 854-4120

Refugee Services of Texas - Austin Service Center - The For the City Center
Location is 500 E St Johns Ave, Austin, TX 78752. Main number is (512) 472-9472
Whether information on housing, a free hot meal or help with Green Cards and acclimating to the country. help is offered. Free food is given to people of all nationalities and backgrounds, including immigrants and migrant workers.

Misión Cristiana Internacional LIDS
Main address is 6117 US-290, Austin, TX 78749. Call (512) 789-4066
All applications are in Spanish too. Whether cultural food, or holiday parties events, help is offered. Whether Salsa, eggs, bread, or canned meat or vegetables, they help the poor, unemployed and struggling.

St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
A free food bank and soup kitchen is at 14311 Wells Port Dr, Austin, Texas 78728. Dial (512) 251-0698 for hours.

Covenant United Methodist Church
Address: 4410 Duval Rd #6808, Austin, Texas 78727. Main Phone: (512) 346-3124
A few days supply of groceries may be issued from the food pantry, as resources allow.

 

 

 

 

Any Baby Can
An emergency pantry and other social services are at 6207 Sheridan Ave, Austin, Texas 78723. Call (512) 454-3743
A major focus is on new and/or single mothers with a low income. Free infant formula, baby or maternity clothes, applications to WIC vouchers (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) and other support is offered.

Catholic Charities: Angels of Hope
Location is 1625 Rutherford Ln, Austin, TX 78754. Dial for help - 512-651-6101
Catholic Charities is a leading social service agency in Travis County. They may have cash assistance for emergency bills and expenses. Other items include food for the low income, seniors, and homeless, baby supplies, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts, and referrals to government programs such as LIHEAP and food stamps. This is the local office of one of the nation’s leading charity/food organizations.

Austin Restoration Ministries
10206 N Interstate Hwy 35 A, Austin, TX 78753. Intake number is (512) 228-0352
They have a free food pantry and soup kitchen. The homebound by the charity may also apply for Meals on Wheels.

Old Farm Community Center
3500 Lohman Ford Rd #1, Lago Vista, TX 78645. Main number is (512) 955-0066

Welcome Table at St. James' Episcopal Church
A pantry and soup kitchen is at 1941 Webberville Rd, Austin, Texas 78721. Call (512) 926-6339
Whether free food, or hot or frozen meals, assistance is offered.

Green Corn Project of Austin Texas
1901 Matthews Ln, Austin, Texas 78745. Phone - (512) 249-3171
A major focus is on helping struggling families learn about healthy food and even grow their own. Learn about gardening, shopping healthy, coupons, cooking and more.

Austin Baptist Chapel
Address - 908 E. Cesar, Chavez Texas 78702. Phone number - 512-474-2666
Stop by for groceries or served, and also a Soup kitchen – serves free lunch every day 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Foundation Communities - M Station
2918 E. Martin Luther King Blvd, Austin, TX 78702. For hours of distribution, dial 512-617-3037

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Address is 8201 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745. Call (512) 282-2111
They offer clients referrals, both to pantries and public aid. Examples in Travis County may include WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commodity food, Meals on Wheels, and many others. They also help students, including immigrant and Spanish speaking, get free school breakfasts or lunches.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council
Address is 901 W. Braker Lane, Austin, TX 78758. Telephone number - 512-251-6995
Or SVDP Round Rock, 620 Round Rock West, Round Rock, Texas 78681, 512-255-2330
Many churches are part of the Society of Saint Vincent. There may be furniture, kitchen supplies like pots and pans, emergency boxes of food, holiday meals, and more. Shelter, baby formula, vitamins for the elderly and other goods may be offered too, even free pet food. More on free food assistance Travis County St. Vincent.

Spicewood Helping Hand Crisis
512 Pace Bend Rd N, Spicewood, TX 78669. Phone: (512) 808-6092
A number of social services and assistance programs are offered. Whether a box of free groceries, or referrals to financial aid or SNAP food stamps, case workers help struggling residents. Get items such as beans, cereal, snacks, dairy, yogurt and sauces.

Kingdom of God Christian Center
Pantry address - 507 W Liberty Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664. Phone number - 512-926-5422
The poor, low income and others can get help.

Warm Heart International - St. David's Episcopal Church
304 E 7th St, Austin, Texas 78701. Phone: (512) 472-1196
Children and students can get assistance. Hot meals, small boxes of food, information on USDA summer feeding sites in Austin and other support.

El Buen Samaritano
7000 Woodhue. Located in Austin Texas 78745. Call for help - 512-439-0733

 

 

 

 

Haynie Chapel Food Pantry
Address - 16309 Greenwood, Garfield, TX 78617 . Phone number and hours - 512-247-4454
The charity may have perishable food such as fruits or vegetables. There may also be canned groceries, Christmas meals, and snacks for students out of school. Get cereal, canned meat or fruits,  low sodium foods and more.

First Baptist Church of Manor
406 Eggleston, Manor, TX 78653. Dial 512-281-2008

Pflugerville First UMC
500 E. Pecan, Pflugerville Texas 78660. Dial 512-251-2575
A church helps people, regardless of religion. There are also free holiday meals, Easter baskets (with snacks or candy for kids), counseling, and more. Donations always food the pantry.

St. Joseph SVDP - Manor
Address - 1300 Hwy 973/Loop 212, Manor, 78653
Dial for help - 512-272-4004
Also need to call for appointment. Assistance from this Travis County charity may be financial help or a free box of food. Case managers also help clients apply for SNAP food stamps, WIC vouchers, and other government support.

Reaching Out Center
15630 Vision Dr., Pflugerville, 78660. Dial 512-251-4800
A number of services and emergency food assistance programs are administered.

Cristo Rey Social Ministries
Location is 2208 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78702. For food distribution, dial (512) 477-1099

Jubilee Christian Center
2909 W. William, Cannon Texas 78745. Phone number - 512-892-4545
Only serves zip codes of 78745, 78748, 78749. In addition this food pantry only serves the first 15 families each week.

Saint Vincent De Paul- Saint Ignatius Church
A free Food Distribution Center is at the Catholic Church at 2303 Euclid Ave, Austin, Texas 78704. Dial (512) 442-0226
The parish may have items like cereal, bread, pasta, rice, and/or potatoes. The disabled and/or senior citizens can apply for Meals on Wheels home delivery. Or get Canned tuna or salmon, fresh produce, or even financial help for bills.

Christian Life Church
CLC Food Pantry is at :4700 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745. Main number is (512) 892-4200
Everything from Easter, Christmas and holiday meals to Spanish food, resources for undocumented immigrants and other services.

South Austin Church of Nazarene
6711 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745. Phone number - 512-442-8476

San Francisco Javier Catholic Church
Address is 9110 US-183, Austin, Texas 78747. Call 512-243-1404
Zip codes served - 78744, 78747, 78617, 78640, 78616
There is a food pantry with dry and canned goods, paper products, and personal toiletries to those in need. Or get Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals, gifts, and winter attire too.

Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church
4301 Tannehill Ln, Austin, TX 78721. Main number is (512) 478-7578
Whether free food, or personal toiletries (soap, feminine items, etc.) help is offered. There are perishable food, paper products, Meals on Wheels and some basic clothes as well.

Leander Church of Christ
300 Crystal Falls Pkwy, Leander, TX 78641. Call (512) 259-4673
Free food, hot meals, baby formula, and hygiene items may be passed out in Travis County.

Rebekah Baines Johnson Center
Address is 21 Waller St
Austin, TX 78702
Main phone number is (512) 476-6051

Santa Cruz Catholic Church
1100 Main St
Buda, TX 78610
512-415-4012
Volunteers and donations keep the food bank going. Canned soups and stews, Peanut Butter, canned meats, baby formula, Ensure for seniors, fruit juices, instant milk and more.

Covenant United Methodist Church
4410 Duval Rd, Austin, TX 78727. Call 512-346-3124
Get Rice, Pasta, and Other Pantry Staples. Or the pantry has feminine products, clothes, and other items. The pantry uses volunteers. A meal on wheels service is available too for senior citizens. Other support may be baby formula, diapers, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Louis Food Pantry
Main address 7601 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757. Call 512-454-0384
The free food pantry may have dry and canned goods, paper products, personal hygiene supplies, clothes, and personal toiletries to those in need.

Travis Heights Food Pantry
4403 Russell Dr.
Austin, TX 78745
512-799-2961

Montopolis Friendship Community Center
403 Vargas Rd, Austin, Texas 78741. Call (512) 385-0294

Bread For All - Faith Presbyterian Church
Address - 1314 E Oltorf, Austin, TX 78741. Main number is 512-444-1314
There is a soup kitchen for meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. they also help immigrants and Spanish speakers, the homeless, and unemployed. There may be bags lunches for the homeless in Travis County, information on local soup kitchens and more.

Loaves and Fishes
A faith based charity. Programs include a furniture and clothing bank, financial aid, household supplies, goods like detergent or soap, and more. A free food pantry is also on site. More on Travis County Loaves and Fishes.

Our Lady’s Maronite Church
Location is 1320 E 51st St
Austin, Texas 78723
Dial (512) 458-3693

Olivet Helping Hand Center
Center address - 1161 San Bernard St. 78702
512-472-2298
Hours - 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 9 a.m.-12
Items at the pantry may include Peanut Butter (no glass jars), fruits, soup, and brown bag lunches.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
1206 E. 9th St. 78702
Pantry phone number - 512-478-7955
Food pantry hours - Monday, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12
A leading center in Travis County. May have limited financial assistance for basic needs such as utilities, rent, and medications. That would be in addition to the fresh foods (fruits, vegetables) and canned goods.

Rosewood Avenue Baptist Church
1807 Rosewood Avenue 78702
Dial for help - 512-476-2801
Food center - 1st & 3rd Saturday, 7-9 a.m.

Bethany Faith Food Pantry
3507 E 12th St., Austin Texas 78721
Telephone number - 512-926- 4146

RCCG Cornerstone Church Austin, ATX
Location is 6121 N Interstate Highway 35, Saloon E, Austin, TX 78752. Call (512) 582-0034

Hutto Lutheran Church
Main address is 402 Church St., Hutto, Texas 78634. Dial (512) 759-2064

Eastside Community Connections
5810 Berkman, Austin Texas 78723
Dial - 512-220-7312. Only offers food to people at most every two weeks.

 

 

 

 

Hope Lutheran Church
Address of food bank - 6414 North Hampton, Austin TX 78723. Telephone - 512-926-8574
Get food such as Tuna, Ham, Chicken, meat, vegetables, spaghetti, peanut butter and more. Will have formula on occasion.

John Community Food Center
500 E St Johns Ave
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 381-7104
An emergency pantry can help feed low income families. Others that use it are working poor, underemployed, or struggling to pay for their groceries.

Hill Country Community Ministries
1005 Lacy Dr
Leander, Texas 78641
Dial (512) 259-0360 for hours.
There may also be vouchers for special needs. Free food, medications, and even transportation is arranged from the non-profit food bank.

RockPointe Church
1070 Co Rd 177
Leander, TX 78641
(512) 259-8872

Dorcas Passion Ministries
3016 E. 51 St., 78723
Dial 512-662-6321
Free food as well as blankets for the homeless and case management is available.

River Road Baptist Church of Austin Texas.
Phone number - 512-276-3824
Emergency boxes of groceries, cleaning supplies, and hygiene items (such as soap) may be passed out in Travis County.

Santa Barbara Catholic Church
13713 FM 969, Austin TX 78724
Telephone - 512-276-1015

Feed The Community at Gateway
7104 McNeil Road, Austin Texas, 78729
Dial - 512-837-2162
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. Or students out of school can get snacks or a place to go. Free bags of groceries, underwear for the homeless or clothes and other items are offered.

Foreman Phillips Outreach Center
Pantry address - 15630 Vision Dr. Pflugerville, Texas 78660. For information, dial (512) 251-4800
Food, personal hygiene supplies, ESL classes, razors, soap, paper goods and much more is offered.

Westover Hills Church of Christ
Location is 8332 Mesa Dr., Austin Texas 78731
Phone - 512-345-6386. Can call to make an appointment.
A food bank and soup kitchen are on site.

Lake Travis Crisis Ministries
107 RR 620 South #114, Austin, TX 78734
Dial for help - 512-266-9810
There may be fresh produce to families with children or an emergency box of food that can last a few days.

Dolores Catholic Church - Nuestra Señora de los Dolores Catholic Church
1111 Montopolis Dr, Austin, TX 78741. Phone number - 512-385-4333
Serves Travis County families food and meals.

St. Edward’s Baptist Church
Address: 702 Montopolis Drive., Austin Texas, 78741. Phone number - 512-385-3564
A pantry is on site.

Hands of Love
5201 E. William Cannon, 78744. Austin based.
Call for help - 512-462-1011
Saturdays:  12-2PM
Everything from free groceries to Thanksgiving or Christmas meals are served.

Austin Christian Tabernacle
4400 S. 1st 78745
Phone number - 512-462-3313
1st & 3rd Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-1p.m.
In addition to emergency food boxes, may have other items such as coats for kids, gently used or new work or school clothing, and holiday meals.

 

 

 

 

Austin S. 7th Day Adventist
Address - 132 Eberhart Dr., Austin TX 78745
Dial for help - 512-442-7888
1st & 3rd Thursday, 12-2:30p.m. serves only 78744 & 78745

Bannockburn Baptist Church
Church address for food - 7100 Brodie Ln, Austin, TX 78745. Dial for assistance - 512-892-2703
Food, clothing, summer snacks for children, and more is offered.

Abiding Love Lutheran Church
7210 Brush Country 78749
Phone - 512-892-4040
Services from the charity range from non-profits to a free food pantry. Canned goods, soup, surplus USDA commodities, and other aid is provided.

First Baptist Church - Oak Hill
6907 Convict Hill Road Austin Texas 78749
Telephone number - 512-288-7570 of the Travis County church.
Only serves zip codes in Travis County of 78749, 78736, 78739

Vineyard Christian Fellowship
13208 Morris Street 78750
Center phone number - 512-331-5200
Hours open for free food - 2nd and 4th Sunday: 1-4PM
Clients of the food bank are seniors, parents with children, the unemployed, and others.

Church of Christ In Hyde Park
Food and meal distribution is at 310 W 43rd St, Austin, TX 78751. For hours, dial (512) 453-2702

Hope Food Pantry
4001 Speedway 78751
Telephone number - 512-420-0710
Thursday & Friday, 9:45-11:30am
Travis County Texas zip codes served - 78757, 78752, 78754, 78723, 78751, 78756, and 78703,78705, 78722. Serves the needy in an extensive area. Call for groceries, including Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and food baskets.

Hyde Park Baptist Church
Address and phone number for free food - 3810 Speedway 78751. # 512-459-6587
Location hours - Monday & Wednesday, 1-3 p.m.
Areas of assistance in Austin and Travis County - 78705, 78751, 78752, 78756, 78757
Staff can help clients apply for  Emergency Food Assistance Program, school meals for children, and more.

Manos de Cristo
4911 Harmon Ave, Austin, TX 78751
Call for assistance - 512-477-7454
A soup kitchen and food pantry are provided.

CAFB St. Johns Community Food Center
Center address - 500 E. St. Johns Ave, 78752
Main telephone - 512-381-7104
Hours - Wednesday 9-11am
Can supply the low income and working poor with free meals. Also offers referrals to government programs and local resources such as shelter and soup kitchens.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Food pantry location is 200 West Anderson Lane, Austin Texas 78752
Dial - 512-836-8560 for free food, meals, and groceries.

Austin Spanish Seventh Day Adventist
100 West Rundberg, 78753
Phone number - 512-833-7222
Hours - Wednesday, 3-4:30 p.m.
Immigrants in Travis County can call on this center. There are also applications to SNAP food stamps, job training, and more.

St. Mark UMC
601 W. Braker Lane, Austin 78753
Dial for help - 512-836-5747
Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-12, hours - Serves clients once every 4 months

St. Louis Catholic Church
7601 Burnet Rd. 78757
Phone number - 512-454-0384
Hours - Saturday, 8-10:30 a.m.

Heaven's Harvest - North Austin Christian Church
1734 Rutland Dr, Austin, Texas 78758. Intake number is (512) 836-3282

Iglesia Bautista Principe De Paz
Location is 1204 Payton Gin Rd, Austin, TX 78758. Call (512) 774-4939
Programs range from a feeding site/soup kitchen to a pantry.

Westover Hills Church of Christ
8332 Mesa Dr, Austin, Texas 78759. Food assistance phone number - 512-345-6386
The poor, unemployed, single moms or immigrants in Travis County can get help. Whether counseling, fresh or frozen food, or hot meals, assistance is offered.

 

 

 

 

Austin Texas and Travis County are also served by community centers

These locations can provide free food, groceries, shelter, and information on various government programs. The resources and programs like SNAP can not only provide food, but they also provide information on other financial assistance programs, such as rent and electric bills. The community centers in the Austin Texas area are listed below.

  • East Rural Community Center
    Phone number - 272-5561
    Address - 600 West Carrie Manor Street, Manor, Texas
  • North Rural Community Center
    Phone number 251-4168
    15822 Foothill Farm Loop, Bldg. D Pflugerville, Texas
  • Northwest Rural Community Center
    Phone number  - 267-3245
    FM 1431 Ste. 6A, Jonestown, Texas 18649
  • Palm Square Office
    Telephone number 854-4100
    100 N. IH-35 #1000, Austin, Texas
  • Post Road Community Center Office
    Dial for help - 854-9130
    2201 Post Road #101, Austin, Texas
  • South Rural Community Center
    Center phone number - 247-4407
    3518 S. FM 973, Del Valle, Texas
  • West Rural Community Center
    854-2130
    Address 8656-A Hwy 71 West, Austin, Texas

Additional free food programs in Travis County

The listing above is only a sampling of the food banks, charitable run soup kitchens as well as pantries in the Travis County and Austin Texas area. Call 512.282.2111 or 800-786-2616 to get information on locations near you. Or learn about other non-profits, churches, charities, and food assistance programs like SNAP food stamps or WIC vouchers.

By Jon McNamara

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