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Financial assistance from San Angelo Texas churches.

San Angelo families can turn to churches, non-profits, and charity organizations for help when they are faced with a difficult period. Assistance provided includes food, money for rent and utilities, shelter, clothing, and medical attention. Those are just some of the ways that churches in San Angelo Texas can help the needy. They also provide spiritual guidance and other support.

First United Methodist Church created a program known as Methodist Assistance that can help with rent, bills, food, clothing, housing, and shelter. Services are focused on the needy and unemployed, and the program can help them access those needs and more.

Methodist Assistance did start years ago as a food pantry, but it evolved over time. Now residents who need help with paying bills, or who are stranded, who have car troubles, or who are traveling from town to town can all stop by to see if resources are available.

The food pantry at First United Methodist Church is staffed by volunteers from various local churches and organizations. The kitchen is usually open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday through Saturday. About 150 people stop by on a daily basis, and the number of people who do stop by for food or meals will increase around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Several San Angelo churches of various denominations partner with Methodist Assistance to offer aid or a food pantry to those who need help. The system also works off a referral system, in which Wesley Daily Bread, Christians in Action, and Catholic Outreach refer individuals to the proper venue.

After an applicant is determined to be qualified for food or some form of financial assistance, the agency who reviewed the application will send a referral letter to each participating church for its monetary pledge to the applicant. Those individuals who may be seeking rent help, food, shelter, clothing, prescriptions or medical attention are referred to various other churches or aid organizations that will be equipped to provide for their needs.





The pantry at First Methodist provides food and groceries to 25 to 30 families a month, and its Sunday school-staffed Methodist Assistance program will on average help an additional 87 to 100 families per month.

San Angelo Texas charities

The churches and programs listed mentioned above are a great place to go for assistance. There are several other charities and no-profits that individuals can turn to. They include.

  • For shelter, call or stop by Salvation Army’s Red Shield Lodge, 122 W. 2nd St., dial 325-655-6981
  • Additional food banks and pantries include Project Dignidad, 314 W. Avenue A, 325-658-7885
  • The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Lodge, is another option. It is open Mondays through Saturdays from noon to 12:40 p.m., takeout sack meals and food boxes from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; on Sundays from 8 to 9 a.m. with takeout sack meals 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. and dinner is served on Sundays from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Daily Bread Soup Kitchen is operated by Wesley United Methodist Church’s, 301 W. 18th St., phone 325-653-9028. This kitchen is open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays for the low income and even homeless in San Angelo Texas. Click here for more locations of Texas food banks, including in Tom Green County.
  • For clothing, bedding or furniture call or stop by Wesley United Methodist Church, 301 W. 18th St., telephone 325-653-9028. Another charity that can meet those needs is Rust Street Ministries, 803 Rust St., 325-486-1004.
  • For medical attention or to see a nurse, try Wesley United Methodist Church, 301 W. 18th St. Telephone 325-653-9028





By Jon McNamara













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