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Food banks, soup kitchens and free food pantries in El Paso County Texas.

Find information on El Paso Texas area free food pantries, soup kitchens and charitable grocery distribution centers. A number of food banks provide help to the needy in the community. While the pantries do focus on the unemployed, low income, seniors, and disabled, rarely, if ever, will anyone be turned away. They will also usually give food to migrants and immigrants, not to mention Spanish speakers. The centers will offer everything from hot meals to SNAP applications, and of course this is in addition to clients receiving free or low cost food or groceries.

The types of places that distribute food in El Paso County vary widely. The list of charities and non-profit food banks near you to call for help range from churches, to local charities, to government agencies, and they are listed below. Also find a toll free referral number at the bottom of the page for more free food resources.

Some of the pantries operate on limited hours or will only provide a set amount of food to the needy over a defined timeframe. Others address finding solutions to long term hunger. Many locations suggest that individuals call in advance, to both learn the hours, as well as get information on any restrictions or criteria that are in place for the particular El Paso pantry.

The types of assistance offered also differ by site and non-profits. Some of the centers may even offer free holiday or Christmas meals, clothing, personal toiletries or household cleaning supplies or other basic needs. However many pantries focus only on providing free boxes of food, groceries, canned goods, and perishable items.

Adventist Family Clinic
Address - 3379 Wedgewood Dr. Ste B
El Paso, Texas 79925
Phone number - (915)204-4142
This clinic also has a food bank at the location.




Alfarero Divino
621 Ascencion Street
El Paso, Texas 79928

Centro Familiar Cristiano
Location of food pantry - 480 S. Yarbrough
El Paso, Texas 79915
Telephone number is (915)256-3839
Services are offered in Spanish and languages other than English. Therefore immigrants can be given groceries, get help in applying for SNAP food stamps, and other assistance specific to their needs.

Centro Nueva Vida Iglesia
Address: 11627 Socorro Road
El Paso, TX 79927
Primary phone number - (915)851-4143

Clint Spanish SDA Church
Church address - 364 El Caracol Rd.
Clint, TX 79836
Phone number to dial is (915)851-5474 for hours, information, and exact types of groceries given out. Callers can access frozen items, household cleaning supplies, and get free perishable food items, all of which are distributed. They also give free food and meals to migrants, including from Mexico, and direct them to resources in the US. They also offer gift cards, vouchers, and teach clients how to shop and cooking affordable, healthy meals.





El Paso Central SDA Church
1801 McR Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79935
Church phone number - (915)598-7730
May have free Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, bags of groceries, boxes of food, and more. The homeless and low income in El Paso may benefit from the resources offered.

El Paso Armed Services YMCA Junior Enlis
Address is Slater Road Bldg 51
Fort Bliss, Texas 79916
Programs support veterans, military members, and their families. Services range from food, to government surplus items, clothing, and other aid for El Paso area military members.

Emmanuel UMC
Location - 1201 Magoffin Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79901
Call - (915)772-4127

Society Of St. Vincent De Paul
Partnership of local churches that offer both monetary financial help (utilities, rent, etc) and other items (food, baby supplies, etc.) for the working poor, unemployed, seniors, and others in El Paso Texas. The thrift store sells furniture, and baby formula is also given in El Paso County. Other basic needs like laundry detergency, paper products, Ensure for seniors, feminine goods and other free supplies are offered. More on getting help from El Paso TX St. Vincent.

  • One SVDP location has a main address - 6950 Third Street, Canutillo, TX 79835, (915)877-7030

Anthony P.D Food Pantry
Address is 401 Wildcat Dr.
Anthony, TX 79821
Main phone - 915-886-3838
There may be Canned soups and stews, rice, pasta, fresh fruits or vegetables and other free food items. Volunteers collect and work in the pantry to help the less fortunate.

Ministerio Nuevo Amanecer
6500 Boeing Dr., Ste U1
El Paso, TX 79925
Telephone - 915-203-7505
The food pantry helps the less fortunate. Services are offered in Spanish. Many clients are immigrants, legal or not, from El Paso County. Get salsa, pasta, sauce, dairy, milk, cereal, and more.





Mt. Olive Baptist Church
718 La Paz Dr.
El Paso, Texas 79915

Camino A La Salvacion
Soup kitchen and pantry address is 670 Old Hueco tanks
Socorro, TX 79927
Main phone - 915-820-4280
Hot meals, free boxes or bags of canned food, Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, and other help is offered. The unemployed, elderly, single moms or dads and others can use the free pantry.

Criste The Savior
Address is 5301 Wadsworth
El Paso, TX 79924
Call 915-821-3766

Iglesia Eben-Ezer
Location is 10561 Alameda
El Paso, TX 79927
For hours of the food bank and feeding site, dial 915-407-3693

Saint Jude Church
4006 Hidden Way
El Paso, TX 79922
telephone number - 915-412-1900
Free shelf-stable foods, hygiene items like soap or feminine products, cereal, hamburger help, spam, peanut butter and other goods are passed out as donations allow. Or get items like clothes, blankets, and more.

Our Lady of Assumption
Address is 4800 Byron
El Paso, TX 79930
Main number is (915)373-0255

St. Luke Catholic Church
930 E. Redd
El paso, TX 79912
A food pantry, thrift store, and clothing bank is on site. Assistance to the low income or those in crisis varies. Whether a free food box for the holiday or canned meats, fruit juices, Ensure for seniors, and other free items are offered.

Our Lady of Assumption
Address is 4800 Byron
El Paso, Texas 79930
For hours, dial (915)373-0255

Queen Of Peace
Food pantry address is 1551 Belvidere St.
El Paso, TX 79912
Main phone - 915-584-5817

Salvation Army El Paso County area
Some of the services offered including clothing closet, thrift store, food pantry, and help for basic needs such as rent and electric bills. Programs can also provide Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts too. There are multiple sites. Case management also helps with applications to government aid, including food stamps or USDA commodities. More on food assistance Salvation Army El Paso County

  • One site is at 4300 E. Paisano Drive, El Paso, TX 79905, phone (915)544-9811

Youth Impact
3000 Fort Blvd.
El Paso, Texas 79930
A focus is on students, kids, and younger El Paso County residents. Snacks during the summer, applications to USDA free school lunch or breakfast, after school care and other help is given by the non-profit.





Vista Hills Baptist
Location is 2301 Lee Trevino
El Paso, Tx 79936
Main phone - 915-740-0763

Life Gate church
10555 Edgemere Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925
telephone - 915-256-0112
Clients include the unemployed and working poor. Spanish speaking services too. Everything from free food to household goods such as cleaning supplies or laundry detergent and referrals are offered.

Templo El Rey Ya Vien
9955 Pioneer
Socorro, TX 79927

Clint Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church
364 El Caracol Rd.
Clint, Texas 79836

The Lords Table
2001 Magoffin Ave.
El Paso, Tx 79901

San Juan Bautista Catholic Church
5649 Dailey
El Paso, TX 79905

Faith United Methodist Church UMC
3501 Hueco Ave.
El Paso, TX 79903
Baby formula, rice, fruits, vegetables, and more is available. Call the charity for help or referrals.

First Assembly of God
Food bank address 3928 Montana Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79903
Dial (915)565-2337
Church provides food on a limited basis to anyone who needs assistance, regardless of background. There is also a soup kitchen on site.

First Baptist Church
805 Montana Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79902
Dial (915)533-1465 for hours.

Good News Apostolic Church
Location is 12819 Alameda
Clint, Texas 79836
Bags of groceries, food, hot meals, and more. Please donate or volunteer to the food bank of possible. Volunteers are needed to deliver items to seniors and the homebound in El Paso Texas.

Grace Christian Center
Location is 4310 Alameda
El Paso, TX 79905
Spiritual guidance, counseling, and assistance, like meals and food, are administered.

Hands of Hope A Life Church Ministry
Address of church is 12351 Paseo Nuevo Drive, Bldg A
El Paso, TX 79928
Main phone number - (915)856-5924





Harvest Christian Center
1345 New Harvest Place
El Paso, Texas 79912
Dial (915)585-9934
A free food pantry helps the needy, regardless of age, race, religion or ethnicity. They help migrants from Mexico, US citizens and others get groceries, clothes, and other nutritional items.

Highland Food Cupboard
9210 Dyer Street
El Paso, TX 79924
Telephone - (915)751-7709
Basic needs, including food, information on government benefits such as SNAP food stamps, and other support is provided. Children may receive a snack or a senior a home delivered meal.

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
Address is 10500 Kenworthy
El Paso, TX 79904

Houchen Community Center
Center is located at 609 S. Tays
El Paso, Texas 79901
Main phone number is (915)533-6445
The community center offers social services, case management, and information on government programs, like meals for school aged children and food stamps.

Iglesia Bautista Colina Alta
4846 Titanic
El Paso, TX 79904
Phone - (915)751-5944

Iglesia Cristiana Un Nuevo Pacto
Center address is 1401 Lomaland
El Paso, Texas 79935

Iglesia Del Dios Vivo
8800 Cristo Viene Drive
El Paso, TX 79907
Canned goods, frozen foods, fruits, and more are served.

International AIDS Empowerment
El Paso, Texas 79902
Only HIV and AIDs patients can receive help from this non-profit.

Kelly Memorial Emergency Food Bank
Food bank address - 915 N. Florence
El Paso, Texas 79902
Dial (915)533-2674
Offers groceries and free food to people in a crisis. Can include fruits, vegetables, breads, frozen items, and a number of other perishable and emergency food boxes.

Lower Dyer Community Center
4109 Dyer Suite B
El Paso, TX 79930
Dial - (915)887-0899
Supports the greater El Paso Texas area. They serve congregate meals to senior citizens, help single moms, provide youth services, and much more.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger
Main address is 915 N Florence St., El Paso, TX 79901, Main phone - 915-533-2674 ext 33
1201 Magoffin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901, dial 915-532-2575
1208 Myrtle Ave., El Paso, TX 79901, telephone 915-577-0069
Another site is at 4300 E Paisano Dr., El Paso, TX 79905, main phone 915-544-9811
A free, emergency food pantry is open for the poor. They assist the underemployed, migrant farm workers, single moms and disabled among others. The charity also provides daily meal in El Paso County to include, breakfast, lunch and dinner. For those that need it, find free infant formula for a newborn.

MANA Asociacion Catolica
Main address - 857 Ascenscion Street
Horizon City, TX 79928
Main phone number is (915)778-2235
The food bank may have emergency dry and canned goods, paper products, ingredients for hot meals, Boost or vitamins for infant or seniors, and personal toiletries among other goods.

Meraz Spanish Seventh Day Adventist
8084 Meraz
El Paso, Texas 79907
Serves immigrants and others from the El Paso County community. A soup kitchen for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as pantry are on site.





Montwood Church Of Christ
11845 Bob Mitchell
El Paso, TX 79936
The church offers shelter, meals, clothing, and more help.

Open Gate Community Church
9821 Mccombs
El Paso, Texas 79924
Phone number - (915)751-2403

Community Action of El Paso Texas
The locations helps the poor, unemployed, and families living in poverty. While short term, emergency food boxes are offered (when available) a bigger focus is on employment and stability. Or learn about Summer Food Service Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Senior Brown Bags and other government aid. Continue Community Action Project El Paso County.

Opportunity Center
Location of center - 1208 Myrtle
El Paso, TX 79901
Call or stop by for help. Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, limited financial help for bills and debts, free food, groceries, meals, and more. Clients offer information on many other social services and government programs.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
131 S. Zaragoza
El Paso, TX 79907
Phone number is (915)859-8804

Phillips Chapel CME Church
3432 E. Wyoming
El Paso, Texas 79903
Dial - (915)307-5543

Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana
Location is 1212 N. Stevens Street
El Paso, Texas 79903
Meals service Mexican immigrants and farm workers. Spanish speaking staff are at this El Paso County charity. There are also food boxes for groceries for their special diets.

Rotary Projects
201 Camp Street NW
Fabens, TX 79838
Call - (915)892-2344
A food pantry is available for the low income, seniors, and others.

Rescue Mission
1949 W. Paisano
El Paso, TX 79922
Many resources focus on the homeless, but others may receive housing, food, and referrals to charities and local churches.

Ministerio Sol de Justicia
6730 Doniphan
Canutillo, TX 79835
Call 915-269-1566 on Fridays only.

The Rock Faith Community Center
11201 Armour Dr.
El Paso, TX 79935





New Jerusalem C.O.I.C
8888 Dyer St.Suite 105
El Paso, TX 79904
Main phone number is 915-539-8795
Serves groceries and meals regardless of faith. They help low income senior citizens in El Paso County, children, and others.

Unitarian Universal Food Pantry
Main address is 4425 Byron
El Paso, TX 79930
Call 915-777-2597 for information.
There is a low cost thrift store, vouchers for groceries, dairy items, formula, and much more.

Westside Community Church
Food pantry address is 201 E. Sunset
El Paso, Texas 79922
For details, call 915-877-8000

Crosspoint Church
11995 Montwood Dr.
El Paso, TX 79936
The pantry opens year round. There are also free Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meal and gift services.

Northeast Community Food Pantry
Addrees is 5501 Wren
El Paso, TX 79904
Call 915-755-8206
Non-perishable goods, free personal hygiene supplies, diapers, Similac, and more is provided by the non-profit.

Sacred Heart Church
Church address - 602 S. Oregon Street
El Paso, Texas 79901
Groceries, hot meals, holiday gift baskets, and more may be passed out to the working poor, homebound, and less fortunate.

Santa Lucia
518 Gallagher
El Paso, TX 79915
Dial - (915)592-5245

Socorro Coalition for Elderly Assistance
681 Horizon Suite J
El Paso, Texas 79927
Dial - (915)851-4143
Food assistance programs focus on seniors in the region. There are free Meals on Wheels for the disabled, elderly and homebound, congregate meals, and even applications or information on Medicare. Elderly Mexican and Spanish speakers can use the service too.

St. James Myrtle UMC
Address is 1128 Lomaland Drive
El Paso, TX 79907
Phone number - (915)598-4413





Teens In Action For A Healthy Community
Location is 9068 Socorro Road
El Paso, TX 79907
Food, health education, and case management/advice. Low income parents can get help, including applications to USDA school lunch programs. Learn about shopping for healthy groceries, law salt diets, unit pricing and other benefits.

Templo Betania
6117 Quail Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79924

Texas A&M Center for Housing and Urban Development Rio Vista
901 Rio Vista Drive
El Paso, Texas 79927
Call (915)860-8615

Trinity First U.M.C
Pantry location is 915 N. Florence
El Paso, TX 79902
Telephone number - (915)533-2674
Some of what may be offered includes free food, dry and canned goods, perishable food stuff and basic needs such as toiletries and blankets.

True Vine Outreach Ministry
Main location is 4424 Arlen
El Paso, TX 79904

Unity Missionary Baptist Church
4601 Maxwell Street
El Paso, TX 79904
Call the church pantry at (915)757-0426

Valley Community Food Pantry
218 Fresno
El Paso, Texas 79915
Dial (915)588-5178 for hours and information. Food pantry is open to the needy in the community. Groceries, clothing, and government surplus foodstuffs offered.

Vineyard Christian Fellowship Northeast
6115 Transmountain
El Paso, TX 79924

Vista Hills Baptist Church Montana Vista
Address of church - 2301 Lee Trevino
El Paso, TX 79936
Telephone - (915)591-4400
Shelter, food ,clothing, thrift store, and much more.





Ysleta Lutheran Mission
Address - 301 S. Schutz
El Paso, Texas 79907
Telephone - (915)858-2588
Many homeless and working poor get help.

Additional free food assistance El Paso County Texas

If you need additional food assistance or sources of hot meals in El Paso Texas or to find the locations of more pantries near you, dial 915-298-0353. A number of other centers provide free groceries, fruits, baby formula, and groceries to the needy and low income. immigrants (legal or not), Mexican, and migrant workers also can get free food. Other programs may include summer meals for children or Meals on Wheels for seniors in El Paso Texas.


By Jon McNamara

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