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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 and are open today for the low income, elderly, and disabled in the community. While the pantries do focus on struggling households, if ever, will anyone be turned away from free groceries, personal toiletries or other items which are offered. Locate free food pantries and groceries in El Paso County near you below, and there is a referral number at the bottom of the page.

The charities and church run pantries will also usually give food to migrants and immigrants, not to mention Spanish speakers. The centers will offer everything from hot meals to SNAP application. There are also free Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter food baskets or Meals on Wheels. 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. Some of the pantries operate on limited hours or will only provide a set amount of food to the needy over a defined timeframe - call in advance for application criteria. Or find government food and grocery assistance programs.

Others charities address solutions to long term hunger. The types of assistance offered also differ by site. 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.

St. Thomas
10970 Bywood Dr, El Paso, Texas 79936. Dial (915) 592-1313
There is a free emergency food pantry. Canned groceries, some basic personal or household products like soap or detergent and more may be offered. Items such as pasta, bread, cereal, and other food items.

St. Paul’s UMC -  United Methodist Church
Address: 7000 Edgemere Blvd, El Paso, Texas 79925. Phone: 915-772-2734
Assistance programs include free food, hot meals, holiday food baskets and even clothes. The church help people regardless of race, religion, gender, or ethnicity in El Paso Texas. Some financial aid and case management may be offered too.

 

 

 

El Sembrador
Assistance is at 144 Peyton Rd, El Paso, Texas 79928. Call 915-867-9563

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.

This is part of the nationwide SVDP. Social services, laundry detergent, diapers, canned and shelf stable foods, milk, dairy, cereal, fresh eggs and even nutritional supplements or vitamins for seniors. There may be financial help, information on legal aid for immigrants, and free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals too. More on getting help from El Paso TX St. Vincent.

  • There is a Food Pantry at St. Patrick’s Church, 6950 3rd St.. Canutillo, TX 79835. Dial 915-859-9329 or 915)877-7030

El Paso Central English Seventh-Day Adventist Church
They offer assistance, food, social services and more from 1801 McRae Blvd, El Paso, Texas 79925. Telephone: (915) 598-7730

Open Arms Community of El Paso
Location is 8210 North Loop, El Paso, TX 79907. Main number is 915-595-0589
There is help for the poor, unemployed, migrant workers and others. Free food, information on SNAP food stamps, Meals on Wheels and other aid is offered.

Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana
Main address: 1212 N. Stevens, El Paso, TX 79905. Telephone: 915-565-7047
A wide range of free food may be offered, based on donations. Get Oatmeal, Pasta (especially whole grain), Rice, infant formula, Canned tuna or salmon, beans and more.

Oasis Baptist Church
11200 Montwood Dr, El Paso, Texas. Dial 915-270-9204

Iglesia Cristiana Nuevo Pacto
A free food bank is at 1401 Lomaland Dr, El Paso, TX 79935. Main number is (915) 591-4092
Iglesia Cristiana Un Nuevo Pacto - Food Distribution Center. There are also free hot breakfast, lunches and dinners. Or holiday food baskets, clothes, or take cooking classes or get information on shopping for deals.

La Verdad Community Church
Location is 7721 N Loop Dr, El Paso, Texas 79915. For hours, dial (915) 591-3305

Abundant Grace Church
6236 Quail Ave, El Paso, TX 79924. Dial (915) 249-6491 or 915-487-9727

 

 

 

 

Iglesia De Dios El Elyon - Food Pantry
3810 Pershing Dr, El Paso, Texas 79903. Main number is 915-730-1235
Get everything like food, toiletries, bread, sandwiches, laundry detergent, diapers or free baby formula (as available), and more. All services are in Spanish too.

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, with all services in Spanish. 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

Hillcrest Baptist Church
A free pantry is at  4710 Hercules Ave, El Paso, Texas 79904. Dial (915) 755-0400

Borderland Rainbow Center
Community center in El Paso, Texas also has food, snacks for kids, meals and more from 2714 Wyoming Ave, El Paso, TX 79903. Main number is (915) 263-4623.
Everything from free canned or fresh groceries to soap, feminine goods, laundry detergent and other goods.

New Direction Church
9565 Dyer St suite b, El Paso, Texas 79924. Phone: (915) 588-7279

Bethel F.O.R.C.E
7750 Alabama St.El Paso, Texas 79904. For hours or the food center, call 915-730-8560

Centro Cristiano Fortaleza DeEsperanz
Address is 4502 Hercules, El Paso TX, 79924. Call 915-258-9136
Get items such as meat and poultry products, rice, cultural food for Spanish speakers, dairy products, fresh fruit, vegetables and low sodium foods. There are also ESL classes, holiday meals and more.

Veterans Food Pantry - Veterans Non-Profit Organization (VNP) of El Paso
Location of the assistance programs - 4317 Dyer St, El Paso, TX 79930. Call 915-261-7599
Not only will free food or meals be offered, but information on other VA benefits. There is also free dog or cat food, help for service animals, and referrals to grants.  Or learn about Commodity Supplemental Food Program, section 8 housing, cash aid and more.

Unity Missionary Baptist Church
4601 Maxwell Ave El Paso, TX 79904. Phone: (915) 757-0426

City of el Paso Pet Food Pantry
5001 Fred Wilson Rd, El Paso, Texas 79906
Provides a food pantry for pet owners.  Individuals can receive 10 - 14 pounds of pet food per month.  El Paso Animal Services also accepts dog and cat food donations.

Kelly Memorial Emergency Food Bank
Food bank address - 915 N. Florence, El Paso, Texas 79902. Dial (915-261-7499
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, El Paso, TX 79930. Dial - (915-307-8319
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
9541 Plaza Cir, El Paso, TX 79927. Call (915) 298-0353
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.

Adventist Family Food Pantry
Address - 3379 Wedgewood Dr., El Paso, Texas 79925. Phone number - (915-702-8801
This clinic also has a food bank at the location.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church
718 La Paz Dr., El Paso, Texas 79915. Call 915-591-5244 or 915-251-3455

Alfarero Divino
621 Ascencion Street
El Paso, Texas 79928
(915)274-5433

 

 

 

 

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
(915)568-7291
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

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.

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
(915)588-4409
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 or  (915) 566-4040

Iglesia Del Dios Vivo
8800 Cristo Viene Drive, El Paso, TX 79907. Dial (915)592-1061
Canned goods, frozen foods, fruits, and more are served. There may be hygiene items, free personal toiletries, and hot meals too.

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

Youth Impact
3000 Fort Blvd.
El Paso, Texas 79930
915-777-2334
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
915-540-4032

Clint Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church
364 El Caracol Rd.
Clint, Texas 79836
915-227-8310

The Lords Table - Cielo Vista Church
3585 Lee Trevino Dr, El Paso, TX 79936. Dial 915-595-0288

San Juan Bautista Catholic Church
5649 Dailey
El Paso, TX 79905
915-850-5992

Faith United Methodist Church UMC
3501 Hueco Ave.
El Paso, TX 79903
(915)566-1654
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
A food bank and soup kitchen is at 805 Montana Ave., El Paso, Texas 79902. Dial (915)533-1465 for hours of distribution.
Get everything including canned or fresh food, fruits, dairy, and more.

Good News Apostolic Church
Location is 12819 Alameda
Clint, Texas 79836
(915)851-1304
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
(915)544-7400
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
(915)821-1362

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
(915)667-8057

International AIDS Empowerment
El Paso, Texas 79902
(915)590-2118
Only HIV and AIDs patients can receive help from this non-profit.

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. Phone: (915)595-2550
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
(915)855-9896
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
(915)577-0069
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 or (915) 859-9848

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
(915)821-3396
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
221 N Lee St, El Paso, TX 79901. Dial (915)532-2575
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
915-592-7625

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
915-257-7492
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
(915)544-4970
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
(915)859-1500
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
(915)630-1154

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
(915)751-6300

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
(915)757-3700

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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