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Food banks, free groceries and pantries in Bexar County and San Antonio Texas.

Find where to get free food, a box of groceries or hot meals in the San Antonio Texas area. Get help from a food bank or pantry that is open today in Bexar County. Non-profit distribution centers, churches, and charities operate across the region and help thousands of people every day. Find a free food pantry near you in Bexar County, soup kitchen, feeding sites for kids, and other programs in the San Antonio community.

There are free boxes of groceries for low-income families, seniors, immigrants and people with no money. What may be offered from a free food pantry or drive thru food bank ranges from canned groceries, to baby formula, Meals on wheels for seniors, food for immigrants, and fresh perishable items including fruit, eggs or vegetable. Many pantries also give free personal hygiene supplies or paper products. There are also free Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter meals in Bexar County as well as free pet food for seniors or the disabled.

A pantry will also help people apply for federal government benefits or state of Texas program. There is a referral number at the bottom of the page for more food assistance programs in Bexar County TX. For example, social workers and case managers at many pantries can direct families to summer meal programs for their children, SNAP food stamp applications, and similar resources.

Where to get free food and groceries in San Antonio TX and the county

Ella Austin Community Center
1023 N Pine St, San Antonio, TX 78202. Phone (210)224-2351

Assistance is offered from both Individual and Family Services as well as related programs. Specifically, food and grocery assistance is offered for the low income and the economically disadvantaged residing in Bexar County and San Antonio.

Daily Bread Ministries
3559 Belgium Ln, San Antonio, TX 78219. Call (210) 223-4707
There are cold meals, frozen food, and other items. The free pantry may have Boxed or Canned Soups, cereal, rice, beans, peanut butter, bread and more. They also have a soup kitchen and help feed homeless peopleand migrants in San Antonio Texas.

 

 

 

Saint Vincent de Paul
The faith based charity has multiple locations in Bexar County. They give out free food, serve meals to the homeless, support the elderly or single moms as well as offer other social services. Get free groceries, low salt food, hygiene supplies and even dog or cat food from the pantry.

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society - Mission San Francisco De La Espada Catholic Church is another SVDP. Location is 10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214. Phone: (210) 973-1035.  A number of assistance programs are offered, including in Spanish. Get free groceries or food boxes. There are holiday meals, financial help, as well as dry and canned goods, paper products, and personal toiletries. This can include laundry detergent, soap, or feminine goods too.
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul has another site at 1 Haven for Hope Way, 613 West, San Antonio, TX 78207. Call the agency at (210)225-7837. Access financial assistance for rent and bills, as well as free food. The charity has free bags of groceries, household and personal hygiene supplies, paper goods, and other items for the low income, needy, as well as migrant workers

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
A free distribution center is at 1001 N Walters, San Antonio, TX 78202. Call (210) 225-2452

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church
Location is 1018 E Grayson St, San Antonio, Texas 78208. Phone: (210) 226-0345
A soup kitchen and free pantry are on site. Get Canned chicken or other meats, Juice / Gatorade, Oatmeal, dairy products, fresh fruit, vegetables, meats and more.

Summit Christian Center
2575 Marshall Rd, San Antonio, TX 78259. Dial (210) 402-0565
They help the poor, immigrants (documeted or not), single moms and others. A major focus is on feeding the hungry and vulnerable. There are also free Christmas and Thanksgiving food boxes.

Basileia Worship Center
Location is 489 Lincolnshire Dr, San Antonio, TX 78220. Call (210) 396-0150

 

 

 

 

Ascension DePaul Services of San Antonio
Address: 7607 Somerset Rd, San Antonio, TX 78211. For hours, dial (210) 334-2300
Programs include a food pantry and soup kitchen, with services in Spanish too. Get groceries, produce, milk, baby formula, ensure, and cultural meals too. The Bexar County charity also helps feed the homeless and migrants.

Christian Assistance Ministry
Food bank is at 110 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215. Dial (210) 223-4099
The faith based charity has a free emergency food pantry open most days. Get items such as cereal, rice, pasta, canned fruit or meat and other free food for people with no or little money.

Good Samaritan Center
Location is 1600 Saltillo St, San Antonio, TX 78207. Call (210) 434-5531
The Family Services program helps the low-income, single people or seniors among others. A food bank gives out groceries. Or get free holiday food baskets, information on Meals on Wheels, or produce items too.

Food banks and pantries in Bexar CountyHope House Ministries
The focus on the eastern part of San Antonio from a pantry at 430 N Cherry St, San Antonio, TX 78202. Phone: (210) 251-4348

Blessedangels
The location is 14078 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78247. Phone - (210) 284-4391
Canned groceries and some fresh produce may be offered. Or get referrals to partner agencies.

Agape Ministry Emergency Assistance Program
Address - 127 Lanark, San Antonio, Texas 78218. Phone number - (210)590-6655
10:00 - 11:30 and 2:00 - 3:30 Monday through Friday and they cover all of Bexar County Texas.
Provides free food to people who reside in the following zip codes: 78217, 78218, 78239, 78209, 78219, 78233, 78244, 78247, and 78154. In addition, other aid is offered, including government benefits. In order to qualify, the client of the program must be receiving food stamps to qualify for utility assistance and WIC (if applicable).

The Salvation Army Social Service Center
They cover all of Bexar County and people of all ages. The charity has various assistance programs for food, bills, rent, and housing. A thrift store and clothing closet are also available on site. they also provide free Thanksgiving turkey meals, have kitchen pots or pans and utensils, and other hunger prevention resources. Find more details on resources offered by the Bexar County Texas Salvation Army centers. There are multiple locations, and find Salvation Army food assistance in Bexar County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAM Social Services
110 McCullough
Street address - San Antonio, TX 78215
Phone number - (210) 223-4099
9:00 - 3:30 Monday through Thursday; 9:00 - noon Friday.
Emergency boxes of food, Christmas and Thanksgiving meals or turkeys, groceries, and other support is available in Bexar County. They also help families in poverty apply for cash aid, WIC vouchers, food stamps, and government benefits.

St. Henry Catholic Church
A free food pantry is on site. The address is 1619 S Flores St, San Antonio, Texas 78204. Dial (210) 225-6877
Canned groceries, juice, and referrals to other charities in Bexar County.

Urban Connection
Location is 381 Micklejohn Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78207. Call (210) 734-5599
There is a soup kitchen for a hot, nutritious meal. Also get small food items like meat and poultry products, dairy products, and more.

Meals on Wheels San Antonio
Address is 4306 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229. Call (210) 735-5115
The homebound, disabled, and elderly can often get free frozen (And rarely hot) meals delivered. A small donation is always appreciated. The meals are USDA approved and the volunteers also check up on the homebound person. Get frozen holiday meals and learn about feeding sites as well.

Family Service
The address is 702 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78212. Call (210) 299-2400
A number of social services and food assistance programs are run. A free client choice pantry. Find items such as food, toiletries, soap, feminine goods or laundry detergent. There may be free infant formula, diapers (as available), shelf stable items, bakery goods, dairy, fresh produce and more.

Churches in San Antonio and the county offer help. Many operate small, emergency food pantries that may be near you. There may be groceries, soap or toilet paper, detergent, feminine supplies and more. They help immigrants, the poor, unemployed, and anyone in need. More on churches in Bexar County.

 

 

 

Guadalupe Community Center
Address - 2127 S Zarzamora St, San Antonio, TX 78207, San Antonio, TX 78207. Dial (210)226-6178
The food and assistance program is available for low income families. Examples of what is provided can vary by the type of program, but ranges from canned goods, perishable items, to Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts. There is pasta, cereal, canned goods, and other groceries. They also offer the Military Family Relief Project. Call them or stop, and help is offered only for veterans or current member of the U.S. Armed Forces or its Reserve or National Guard component.
Hours - 9:00 - 6:00 weekdays; food distribution runs from 9:00 - 12:00 Monday through Thursday; clothing closet is open from 9:00 - 12:00 Monday and Wednesday

Senior Congregate Meal and Activities Comprehensive Emergency Assistance
250 Donalan, Converse, Texas 78109. Phone number - (210)658-6351
Food and other assistance is offered in zip codes 78101, 78108, 78109, 78124, 78148, 78150, 78152, 78154, 78233 (Live Oak) 78239 (Windcrest) and 78263
They operate the Meals on Wheels program for the homebound, including disabled and elderly. Free meals, lunches, or boxes of frozen items may be served. They also give referrals to other Meals on Wheels programs in Bexar County.

Inner City Development runs the Emergency Food and Clothing program.
Address - 1300 Chihuahua St., San Antonio, TX 78207. Program hours - (210)224-7239
They support all of Bexar County. The charity has emergency food to the low income and working poor. Those who can get help include seniors, the disabled, and low income families with children.

SAMMinistries
1919 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78213. Call (210) 340-0302
The charity has assistance for the poor, unemployed, single moms or dads in San Antonio and others. This also include a free food distribution center that is open for emergencies.

United Way Crisis Line
This is a free service. Anyone can call. Learn about food banks, financial aid, medical care, and other resources. There is free food for children, seniors, the disabled, and anyone in need. Databases and lists of food assistance programs are offered, and more on crisis line in Bexar County and San Antonio.

Hispanic Religious Partnership
Address: 1701 W. Woodlawn, San Antonio, Texas 78201. Call (210)731-8118 or (210) 731-8230.
They run the so called HELP Program, which offers Emergency Food. Your income needs to be 200% of the federal government poverty level or less. Mexicans, Latinos, and Spanish speakers can get food and meals for their culture. The hours are 8:00 - noon and 1:30 - 5:00 Monday through Thursday; 8:00 - noon Friday

Inman Christian Center runs the Inman Food Pantry
Address - 1214 Colima, San Antonio, TX 78207. Dial - (210)222-9641
Call the center for information on free food. Emergency food assistance provided 10:00 - 2:00 weekdays. Fruits, vegetables, canned goods, and formula may be available. Hours of the center: 2:00 - 4:00 fourth Friday of every month.

 

 

 

 

La Mision Family Health Care Clinic
19780 U.S. Hwy. 281 South
San Antonio, TX 78221
Phone - (210)626-0600
In addition to offering medical care, they distribute free food. Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 weekdays. They may have vitamins, free infant formula for low-income or single moms, and nutritious meals to help the baby and parent(s).

Little Church La Villita
The church provides free Emergency Food, Counseling and Prayer. People who can get help include anyone needing emergency food, clothing or counseling, including seniors, the disabled, and low income families with children. Supports all of Bexar County.
Address: 418 Villita St., Building 13
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Phone number: (210)226-3593
Hours - 10:00 - 4:00 weekdays

Operation Homefront - TRIAD / Operation Backpack / Emergency Tragedy Fund Ft. Hood. A food pantry is also run.
Address- 10157 IH 35 North, Suite A
San Antonio, Texas 78233
Dial for help - (210)659-8039
Hours: 8:00 - 5:00 weekdays

Presa Community Service Center
3721 S. Presa, San Antonio, Texas 78210. Phone - (210)-532-5295
The non-profit offers the low income and working poor Emergency Food and Utility Bill Assistance. They also have applications on USDA programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) or surplus government commodities.

SA Christian Hope Resource Center
Address of the location: 321 N. General McMullen, San Antonio, TX 78237. Call the center at (210)732-3776 
Get food or clothing from the program. There may be free hygiene supplies in Bexar County, holiday food boxes as well as diapers or infant formula. There may also be free pre-packaged breakfast, lunch and dinner meals for children and families.

Wesley Health & Wellness Center
Address of center - 1406 Fitch, San Antonio, Texas 78211. Dial - (210)924-5191 or (210) 922-6922
Hours - 8:00 - 5:00 weekdays
Assistance programs include Senior Brown Bag, free meals for students, and support for the homeless and very low income.

San Antonio AIDS Foundation Main Office
818 E. Grayson, San Antonio, Texas 78208. Call - (210)225-4715 for information on the Bexar County center.
The agency will give help for HIV patients, including free healthy food and vitamins.

 

 

 

San Antonio Food Bank Main Office
5200 Old Hwy. 90 West, San Antonio, Texas 78227. Call (210)-431-8326
Hours of the food bank - 8:00 - 5:00 Monday through Friday
This non-profit has information on many sites in Bexar County, including places open today. Learn where to get fruits, breads, meals, and more. There may be canned meat, free infant formula, rice, paper products, toilet paper and many other supplies. They run the H.O.P.E. Program (Healthy Options for Elderly Program), and distribute food to local churches, food banks and pantries.

Shalom Outreach Ministries
Open to all in residents need and those who are faced with homelessness or evictions.
3031 Guadalupe St.
San Antonio, TX 78207
Dial - (210)438-1257
Hours of the site: 9:00 - 5:00 Monday through Saturday

Additional free food programs in Bexar County

More San Antonio and Bexar County food pantries as well as soup kitchens near you can be located by dialing 210.337.3663 or 800-246-9121. Dozens of pantries, non-profits, churches, and other organizations, including Feeding America) provide free food, canned goods, or meals to the needy.

There are also special holiday programs or summer snacks for students during the summer. Or get information from Feeding America in Bexar County on how to apply for public or government assistance such as food stamps or surplus commodities.

 

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