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Free food pantries and groceries Ector County.

Most of the food pantries in the Ector County area are in the city of Odessa, however they support families from all towns and parts of the county. The services available will change based on donation levels and even the season, but the soup kitchens and food banks near you may provide items such as the following. Get free boxes of food or groceries, non-financial support such as referrals to vouchers or grant programs, personal hygiene supplies, clothes and more, all in addition to a free box of groceries. Also find a phone number at the bottom of the page for more programs in Ector County.

Volunteers work at many of the locations. They want to provide help to all clients, however this is not always possible. In those instances a referral may be given out to them. The Odessa Texas food banks will do their best to prevent hunger in the community though.

Of particular focus is on children and students from low income households as well as newborn babies. There is a cafe for them, formula for new moms or the summer food service program. They can also apply for a Christmas gift or meal. For those that need additional support, learn more on infant formula assistance. Another focus is on supporting the elderly in the community, and free emergency Ector County food pantries may operate a Meal on Wheel service for them. There is also a toll free referral number at the bottom of the page.

Ector County Greater Works
Address is 2616 Maple Street
Odessa, Texas
Dial 432-661-2634
An emergency food pantry is available to income qualified families.

First United Methodist Church
Main address -  411 S. Pagewood Ave
Odessa, TX
Phone: (432)580-6333
It is only open only open the 2nd and 4th Mondays. The charity serves the homeless every Sunday between 10:30 and 11:00 in Noel Plaza in Odessa.




Address is 205 E. 10th Street
Odessa, Texas
Main Phone Number of the Pantry is (432)580-5667

West Texas Food Bank
1008 E. 2nd St.
Odessa, Texas 79761
For referrals, dial 432-580-6333
This location is part of the larger network of Feeding America. They provide different types of support, including referrals to pantries or soap kitchens. Clients can also apply for benefits such as SNAP or find baby formula. Immigrants and non-English speakers in Ector County are welcome too. Referrals are given to various programs that may offer food assistance.

Mackey Chapel
Address is 306 W. Clements
Odessa, Texas
Call (432)362-5508

Permian Basin Mission
Location is 208 N. ADAMS
Odessa, TX 79761

Ector County Catholic Charities
A number of social services are offered. A free soup kitchen with hot meals as well as an emergency food pantry are on site. there is also ensure for seniors, baby formula, clothes, Christmas food, financial aid, and more. They also assist and feed immigrants, migrant workers, Latinos and others. More on Odessa Catholic Charities assistance programs.

Bethlehem Baptist
Food pantry address is 1000 W Clements
Odessa, Texas 79763





Westminster Presbyterian
4901 Maple
Odessa, Texas 79762
Based on donations, the Ector County food bank may pass out Peanut butter, beans, Bread, cereal, cultural meals for Mexican workers or Latinos, holiday food boxes and more.

Promise Land Ministries
822 Glenn
Odessa, Texas 79762
Call (432)337-2032
Items for distribution may be free food, fruits, baby formula, and more.

Resurrection United Methodist
Location is 9451 W. 57th Street
Odessa, TX 79764




Rose Of Sharon
Address is 1515 E. Murphy
Odessa, TX 79761
The pantry helps people of all backgrounds, including seniors, the unemployed, and families in poverty. Services are in Spanish. There may also be personal toiletries, paper products, soap and food like cereal or dried goods.

Ector County Salvation Army
Address is 810 E 11th St.
Odessa, TX
(432) 332-0738
Case managers can help low income families apply for food stamps. Other resources may be free back to school supplies, vouchers for medications, and help at Christmas. Free Thanksgiving turkey dinners are offered too.

Shadow Of Christ
Location - 16015 South HWY.385
Odessa, TX 79766
Telephone - (432)332-0024

St. James Mission Baptist
Address is 2212 E. 11th Street
Odessa, TX
Dial (432)580-3306
Call the charity in a crisis. Canned meats, cereal, USDA Commodities, and other support is for the low income in Odessa.





Soup kitchen at Jesus House Odessa
Address is 1335 E 6th St
Odessa, Texas
Dial (432) 272-3362 for hours.
The church provides hot meals as well as a mens homeless shelter.

St. John's Episcopalian Church
401 N. County Rd.
Odessa, Texas 79761
Main Phone Number is (432)889-7303
The pantry is open limited hours.

Additional food assistance in Odessa area

There are other hunger prevention programs. Meals on Wheels can help the elderly in Ector County, there is free infant or baby formula, household goods such as laundry detergent and more. Call 432.580.6333 for more information or referrals to more local food pantries near you or soup kitchens. Or learn about WIC vouchers or the backpack program for students.

By Jon McNamara














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