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Locations of free food pantries in Nueces County.

Find information below on food pantries as well as soup kitchen in Nueces County Texas. Most of the centers are operated by non-profits, charity organizations, or churches. The free food banks near you can provide individuals, regardless of their background, language or immigration status with free or low cost groceries, meals, and government commodities. Some charities also have personal hygiene items or cleaning supplies too. They provide non-perishable food and meals for people in need of assistance.

While each food pantry will have limited resources, they all do their best to help as many Nueces County residents as possible during their time of need. Even if a center can’t meet your needs, then they will oftentimes be able to refer you to another food bank or charity in the region. Or they can advise you on which government programs may be able to help, such as SNAP food stamp cards. Find a free referral number at the bottom of this page for more free, emergency food pantries and programs.

The exact type of assistance provided by each pantry will vary. However, in general, they will be able to provide nutritious free or low cost food to supplement the diets of local families. This can include items such as fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, and meats. Many food pantries also run other special programs, which can include free meals around Thanksgiving or Christmas, gifts for children, clothing closets, or similar items. Call or stop by one of the food banks below to get information on how they may be able to help you deal with a hardship that you may be facing.

Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi
Address - 1322 Comanche
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Call (361)884-0651
Emergency Assistance is offered for the low income of Nueces County. This includes free food, social services, and from time to time financial help for rent, medications, and other emergency needs.




Coastal Bend AIDS Foundation
400 Mann Street, Suite 800
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Phone number (361)814-2001
HIV positive and AIDs patients can receive support. This includes free healthy food, information on medical care, clothing, and other guidance and support.

Corpus Christi Hope House
658 Robinson
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404
Main phone number - (361)852-2273
Hours are Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm
Runs a program known as The Gabriel Project, which may be able to help females with a crisis pregnancy. Receive baby formula, diapers, and nutritional food and supplements.

Church Without Walls
Food pantry address is 737 Claride St
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
For hours, call (361) 939-7853

Casa De Dios
Location is 3402 Ayers St.
Corpus Christi Texas 78415
Phone: 361-960-8099
A free food pantry and soup kitchen focuses on Spanish speakers and immigrants in Nueces County. Get canned food, fresh produce or vegetables, to families with children, Tacos, Salsa, and other cultural meals or food too.





Calvary First Baptist Church
2906 Carver Dr
Corpus Christi Texas 78405
Main Phone: 361-882-4781

The Salvation Army-Corpus Christi
Center address - 513 Josephine Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
A number of social services are provided by this Nueces County charity organization. They range from clothes to free meals and/or clothing. Coats and gifts for children may be distributed, as well as household items and personal hygiene products. Or get Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas dinners, financial aid, SNAP applications and other support. Find more locations of the Salvation Army in Texas.

Rising Star Baptist Church
3502 Holly Rd
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
Phone: (361) 852-3292
Everything from free holiday meals or food baskets to snacks for kids, paper products, and canned food items or free dry goods from the pantry. Volunteers and donations keep it going.

Quiet Time Ministries
Address is 4204 Kostoryz Rd,
Corpus Christi, Texas 78415
Phone: (361) 857-0500
A food bank, clothes, and household supplies are offered. Find cereal, pasta, Ensure for the elderly, bread, eggs, and more. Personal hygiene and household supplies too, such as detergent or soap.

Corpus Christi Seventh-Day Adventist Church
6645 Downing St
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
Phone: (855) 701-4673

St John's United Methodist Church
Main address is 5300 S Alameda St
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
For intake, dial (361) 991-4342

Trinity Church of the Nazarene
6225 Weber Rd
Corpus Christi, Texas 78413
Phone: (361) 853-1234





First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi
Address of food pantry - 3115 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
The church runs an emergency food pantry. Provides free hot meals to the low income and homeless. Guidance and counseling is also provided.

Nueces County Community Action
They give referrals only. A leading non-profit that helps the low income, poor, and less fortunate. Learn about SNAP food stamp applications, USDA commodities, free school lunches and employment programs too. More on Nueces County Community Action agency assistance programs.

Rural Services Center
801 E. Main
Robstown, TX 78380
Call (361)387-1527 for information or hours.
The Program Name is Emergency Food Assistance. If a senior citizen in Nueces County lives near the non-profit, then volunteers may offer Meals on Wheels service for them.

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
3350 South Alameda
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
Dial (361)855-7391
A Food Pantry is only offered on Thursdays. Only a small number of people will be able to receive a free box of food, groceries, or meals.

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
2233 Waldron Road
Corpus Christi, Texas 78418
Dial (361)937-3864 to get hours and information on the food pantry.
They may also be able to direct individuals to Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and other financial aid. Or get free Canned Meats - Tuna, Ham, Chicken, Juices, Dairy and other groceries.

Timon's Ministries - Resource Center
Location is 10501 South Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Main phone number - (361)937-6196

Wesley Community Center
414 North Matiana Ortiz
Robstown, Texas 78380
Dial the center at (361)880-8300
The center may have limited amounts of financial assistance for bills. Also runs a food pantry, offers referrals, and can even direct people to government programs such as food stamps or LIHEAP.

Metropolitan Community Church of Corpus Christii
Address: 501 S Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone:(361) 882-8255

Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans Home
507 S Ann St
Rockport, Texas 78382
Phone number is (361) 790-9828
A free food pantry is on site for low income Nueces County families. Groceries, Thanksgiving turkey meals, and items such as baby formula may be served to single moms and working poor families.







Friendship Baptist Church
Address of the pantry - Corpus Christi, TX 78416
Dial (361) 852-0250
Volunteers try to feed the hungry and poor. Groceries, clothing, information on government aid, and more is provided by the charity. They also try to ensure children have food or a snack over the summer.

Grace United Methodist Church
Address is 14521 Northwest Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78410
Phone number - (361) 933-0109

Find more free food resources in Nueces County

For more information on resources in the region, dial 361.887.6291. Whether it is a government run program such as Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), free Christmas meals, or another free food pantry near you, staff will direct a low income family to a program for their needs.


By Jon McNamara

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