Brazoria County food banks and pantries.

Low income families in Brazoria Texas can get free food and groceries from food pantries, churches, and other non-profit agencies. There are also Meals on Wheels delivery services as well as hunger prevention programs for immigrants in the county. Many of the locations can provides perishable and food boxes to the low income over a predetermined amount of time.

Most of the assistance is prioritized for families with children, seniors, or the disabled. Other food banks will prioritize their aid for people who are aggressively seeking employment, waiting for food stamps, or who live on a limited income.

The Brazoria food banks mostly work on donations and also depend on volunteers. Many will obtain surplus grocery products through canned food drives, donations from the community, and food bank programs or direct purchase. The centers will then distribute the food, at no cost, to people who are in emergency situations.

In addition to the food, many Brazoria food pantries can help in other ways. They can also provide clothing, diapers, Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, and other basic needs to people in the service area.

Alvin-Manvel Community Food Pantry
Address is 1212 South Durant
Alvin, Texas 77511
Brazoria County, Texas
Call for information (281)824-8871. They can offer free food, meals, clothing, and referrals to non-profits and financial assistance programs and resources.

Angleton Community Food Pantry
Location of food bank is 216 West Murray
Angleton, TX 77515
Dial (979)848-1285
Clients of this food bank need to reside in the centers service area. Families are only allowed at most one visit every 30 days. Volunteers will also help and encourage people to apply for food stamps.





Brazosport Cares, Inc.
Location is 916 North Gulf Boulevard
Freeport, Texas 77541
Call (979)239-1225
The hours of the center are 9:00 - 11:30 Tuesday and Thursdays
A food pantry is offered for the low-income. There may be groceries and food assistance provided, and the amount offered is based on income and family size.

Christian Helping Hands, Inc.
Program Name is Emergency Assistance. Resident of Brazoria County are eligible for clothing, meals, baby formula, and help for bills and rent.
3402 Swenson
Pearland, Texas 77581
Call (281)485-9776

Pearland Neighborhood Center
Location - 2335 North Texas Avenue
Pearland, TX 77581
Phone (281)485-1987
Runs a Bread Pantry. They also have extensive supplies for babies. Parents can get diapers, formula, and clothing. Referrals and guidance is also offered from case managers. Income guidelines are in place.

Sacred Heart Social Ministry
Address of church is 14307 Highway 6
Rosharon, TX 77583
Telephone number is (281)431-0969
Call for information on the Food Pantry. There are also WIC vouchers, Christmas meals, and information on resources for new mothers.




House of Amos
Location is 8030 Boone Road
Houston, TX 77072
The hours are Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm as well as Saturday 10:00 am -12:00 pm. The pantry has free food at least 3 days per year. There is also a brown bag lunch program for seniors, snacks for children in Brazos County, as well as free diapers for single moms.

Salvation Army of Brazoria
Location - 260 E. Broadway
Pearland, Texas 77581
Services include a low cost thrift store, free Angel Tree Christmas toys or Thanksgiving meals, soup kitchen, and basic needs such as furniture, clothe diapers, and more. Shelter is also arranged.

Believer's Sanctuary
Address is 111 East House Street
Alvin, Texas 77511
Phone: 832-322-5086

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Address is 712 Schilling Ave
Baytown, TX 77520
The disabled can also use this emergency food bank. They can also learn about USDA programs such as SNAP or receive a free holiday meal.





West Brazos Cares
1008-A East Ashley Wilson Road
Sweeny, Texas 77480
Call (979)548-9000
A program for Food and Clothing Assistance is run. New or gently used clothing can be provided for students and people who need it form work. The location is open Mon Wed 9:00am-11:15am.

Several other pantries and food banks operate in the Brazoria and Houston region. Call 713.223.3700 for information on other centers. Free food, groceries, baby formula and surplus government commodities may be available. A focus of the pantries is on low income families with children, the unemployed and senior citizens.


By Jon McNamara

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