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Bell County free food pantries.

Food assistance in Bell County is available from non-profit run as well as charitable run soup kitchens as well as free emergency pantries. The locations can generally provide some form of emergency help to low income families, seniors, or the disabled. There may be a free box of food given to clients or maybe items for other basic needs, such as clothing or personal hygiene items. Or get a free hot meal from a soup kitchen in Bell County. Volunteers are on site to help struggling families in any way possible. Find a free food bank, pantry or soup kitchen near you below as well as a toll free referral number at the bottom of the page.

The food banks in Belton and other towns in the county offer other support as well though. Case managers can generally refer clients to government programs. These include SNAP food stamps or maybe free baby formula from WIC vouchers. In addition, there are charities that service free Thanksgiving as well as Christmas meals in Bell County. The goal is to prevent hunger in Bell County, feed the homeless and poor, and care for the less fortunate. The primary locations are below.

ACS Fort Hood Food Pantry
ACS #121 Hood Road & 761st Tnpk.
Fort Hood, Texas 76544
Phone – 254-553-0493
This location will focus on military families as well as veterans that need additional support.

Agape Food Pantry of Taylor
1616 Old Granger Rd.
Taylor, TX 76574
Call 512-775-8277
The nearby pantry also covers Bell County. Or staff can offer referrals.

Salvation Army
There are two locations. They offer food from a pantry, Christmas gifts from Angel Tree, and clothing. Some locations may also offer other support, such as food stamp applications or financial aid. During the holiday season not only may free turkey meals be served, but there are also toys, books, and items for children from all races, even immigrants. The free food pantry may also have Christmas or Thanksgiving food baskets, personal toiletries like toothpaste or feminine items, and more.

 

 

 

ALCOG
Address is 1210 Florence Rd
Killeen, TX 76541
Main phone - 254-526-4598
Hours are limited to 2nd & 4th Friday of the month.

Baptist Benevolence Ministry
Main address is 507 N. 5th
Copperas Cove, TX 76522
254-542-6780
Everything from canned groceries to free Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter meals are offered.

Nolanville Food Pantry
200 N. Main
Nolanville, Texas 76559
Phone - 254-698-6820

 

 

 

 

Greater Christ Gospel
Address is 200 S. Gray St.
Killeen TX 76541
Phone 254-466-1520

Killeen Empowerment Center
3629 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd
Killeen Texas 76543
For appointments, call 254-554-0973
A number of assistance programs are offered, ranging from free groceries (canned or fresh) to produce, fruit, vegetables, dairy and more. They help families all across Bell County, including immigrants as well as the unemployed.

Destiny Food Pantry
101 N W S Young Dr.
Killeen Texas 76541
For hours, call 254-690-0856

Assembly of Prayer
Address of food bank and soup kitchen is 1013 Massey St.
Killeen Texas 76541
Main number is 254-466-3432

Taylor’s Valley Baptist Church
Location 2470 West F.M. 93
Temple, TX 76502
254-939-0503
The free food pantry may have cereal, pasta, rice, canned chicken or tuna, yogurt and more. In limited cases, meals may be delivered to the homebound.

Churches Touching Lives for Christ
702 West Avenue G
Temple Texas 76504
Main number is 254-778-6885

Blanco Good Samaritan
Address is 620 Pecan St
Blanco, Texas 78606
Main phone – 830-833-5269
Groceries, clothing, blankets for the homeless, and other social services are offered from the charity.

Buda UMC Food Pantry
Address is 302 Elm Street
Buda, TX 78610
For hours, call 512-295-6981

 

 

 

 

Christian Assistance Network
A group of churches. Regardless of race or religion, there may be free groceries from the pantry, meals from the soup kitchen, feminine products, and more. The charity helps by offering basic needs from an emergency food pantry, but there may also be financial help paid out, shelter, and much more. Continue with Saint Vincent de Paul in Bell County.

Caritas of Mexia
The food bank is at 222 E. Commerce
Mexia, TX 76667
Phone – 254-562-3224
An emergency food pantry is on site, and they also have summer snacks for children out of school.

Christ the King Catholic Church
210 East 24th
Belton, TX 76513
Telephone – 254-939-0806
Appointments are needed. There may be emergency food boxes with meats, dairy, and baby supplies. Clients range from children to senior citizens in Bell County.

Church of Christ Marble Falls
805 Avenue G
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
512-539-9815

Communities in Schools- Connections Programs
1608 East Rancier
Killeen, TX 76541
Main phone - 254-501-1666

St. Mary’s SVDP
Address is 701 N. Key Ave
Lampasas, TX 78608
512-556-5544
A Saint Vincent de Paul charity. Food, funds for living expenses, free groceries, and a thrift store are all offered for people from Bell County as well. A Meals on Wheels service is also run.

FBC Chilton
Address - 905 Durango Ave
Chilton, Texas 76632
Call 254-247-4179 for information.

First Baptist Church of Kyle
400 W. Center Street
Kyle, TX 78640
Telephone – 512-268-3511
Identification is needed. Free food, groceries, and other support is available.

 

 

 

 

Fishes and Loaves
303 W. Navasota
Groesbeck, TX 76642
254-729-5200
The faith based church helps people in poverty. Examples include clothing for groceries from a free food pantry. Some one time financial help may be offered too as resources allow. Donations are always needed.

Food Care Center
Location - 210 N. 16th St.
Killeen, TX 76541
Call 254-554-3400
Rice, surplus USDA commodities, and snacks for children may be available from the food bank. There may be baby formula, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Beans, Juice  and more.

Giddings Food Pantry
190 N. Harris
Giddings, Texas 78942
512-826-0248

Grace Baptist Church
Main address is 115 Sorrell
Red Rock, TX 78662
Telephone - 512-303-3891
Free food is offered as well as referrals to other resources in the region.

Haynie Chapel Food Pantry
Main address is 16309 Greenwood
Del Valle, TX 78617
Telephone number - 512-247-4454

St. Anthony's Catholic Church
801 N. Burleson
Kyle, TX 78640
Telephone - 512-392-8300

Helping Hands Dripping Springs
28710 RR 12
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Dial 512-858-7219
Christmas meals and small gifts may be given to children.

 

 

 

 

Hill Country Nazarene Church
1750 Bagdad Rd
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Telephone number - 512-259-0881

Holy Family SVDP (My Brother’s House)
Main address is 1001 Georgetown Rd.
Copperas Cove, Texas 76522
Call 254-547-3735
Meals from a soup kitchen are offered along with the food bank.

House of Mercy
Location is 627 East Veterans Memorial Rd
Harker Heights, TX 76548
Dial 254-699-6920

Josephs Ministry
Food bank address is 4213A Veterans Memorial Blvd
Killeen, TX 76541
Phone – 254-462-8537
Volunteers provide healthy food at no cost to qualified low income families. Hot meals, clothing, personal hygiene, and household supplies may be offered too.

Tanglewood Baptist Church
Location is 11203 Hwy 77N.
Lexington, TX 78947
Call 512-446-4210
The poor and low income can get a free hot meal or bag of groceries. There are also hygiene supplies, like detergent or hand sanitizer, among other items.

Smithville Food Pantry
107 SW 2nd Street
Smithville, TX 78957
512-237-5197
Emergency boxes of food may have rice, non-perishable groceries, fruits, and more. Senior citizens can also benefit from the programs.

Southside Church of Christ
1505 Trimmer Rd.
Killeen, TX 76541
Call the pantry at 254-526-3041 for hours.

Rosanky Baptist Church
2160 FM 535
Rosanky, Texas 78953
Main number is 512-369-3968

Operation Phantom Support
Location is 317 E. Ave. C
Killeen, TX 76541
Dial 254-233-1441

Open Arms UMC
Main address is 112 S. 1st. St.
Temple, TX 76501
Phone – 254-742-0650

 

 

 

 

Find other free food and hot meal programs in Bell County

For referrals to additional food pantries near you or clothing closets or soup kitchens in the area, dial (512) 282-2111. Families can also receive information on food stamps applications or Christmas gifts or meals for their children. Or get help into enrolling into SNAP food stamps, getting Meals on Wheels delivered or other services.

 

By Jon McNamara

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