Bell County free Christmas and holiday assistance.

The main places to apply at for free Christmas assistance programs in Bell county are listed below. Find free toys, presents for kids, meals, groceries, food, and more. Not only may a charity or church offer help at Christmas, but many also provide assistance at other holidays, including Thanksgiving which may be free meals or turkey dinners.

Some of the agencies that provide Christmas help are religious oriented, such as the Christian Network. However, they will not discriminate based on age, race, religion, gender, etc. Any qualified, struggling Bell County family that needs free Christmas presents for their kids or a meal for their family can drop in and apply for help.

All gifts and food are first come and served. Examples of what may be passed out include free games, dolls for girls, tablets, books, clothes, trucks, shoes, and more. A combination of “wants” and “needs” may be met by the holiday assistance programs in Bell County.

Toys for Tots is run by the Salvation Army out of Killeen. Appointments are needed to register for a free toys or gift(s) for a child. This service is based on donations, as the entire Bell County community may be involved in collected items for children, teenagers, infants, and those who are less fortunate. Free Christmas gifts and presents are for children under the age of 13 only. Address is 1306 E. Rancier Ave. Killeen, Texas 76541, or dial 254-634-7172

CAN, or the Christian Assistance Network
Location is 1103 N Gray St.
Killeen, Texas 76541
Main number is (254) 213-7657
Referrals are given. However, the charity is also involved in offering holiday help. This may be Christmas toys, deliver meals to the homebound or elderly, holiday parties and more.

 

 

 

 

Food and meals from Christ the King Catholic Church
Location is 210 East 24th
Belton, TX 76513
Telephone – 254-939-0806
Free Christmas as well as Thanksgiving food boxes may be given from the pantry. There may also be meals, turkey dinners, and similar support.

Saint Vincent of Bell County
Main address is 1001 Georgetown Rd.
Copperas Cove, Texas 76522
Call 254-547-3735
Food and meals are given.

Angel Tree and Thanksgiving meals from the Salvation Army in Bell County
The charity runs toys for tots (with partners including USMC) but they offer other support too. They include:

  • Angel Tree – Christmas gifts of new toys, shoes, and clothes may be given. The free stuff is based on gender, size of the kid, age, and their “wishes” too.
  • Thanksgiving food boxes and meals – Whether it is a free turkey, dessert, or ingredients, food boxes help the needy, low income, and even homeless.

For both of these programs, dial (254) 774-9996. The holiday assistance is first come and served.

 

By Jon McNamara

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