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Texas free food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries.

Get free food from food banks and pantries throughout Texas. The centers partner with many local non-profits, charities, and government agencies. In total hundreds of thousands of individuals get assistance each year from the pantries, and a list of resources and counties is below. If a free food pantry or bank near you can’t help you then they may have referrals to other Texas based organizations. In addition, millions of pounds of free food and groceries are distributed from the food banks every year to the needy and low income.

If you need assistance with providing food for you or your family, call one of the Texas food banks listed below. The location may be able to provide you with food, or if they can’t, they will refer you to a center or an option in your town or city that is more convenient to you. Or you can get information on special programs or government aid near you, such as food stamps, clothing closets, or holiday meal programs.

Many of the facilities are part of the national organization known as Americas Second Harvest. Together they provide food, including produce, dairy products, holiday meals, meats, and much more to the needy in the region.

The locations listed below are not your only option. Other agencies, such as the Salvation Army, which are located in your county may be able to provide assistance. There are also programs to help feed as well as clothe new babies and also provide free diapers in Texas. Ask a center below for additional options and referrals if need be. Or find a referral number to other food assistance programs and pantries in Texas at the bottom of this page.

Local Texas food banks

In addition to the resources here, find additional pantries and food banks for your city or county in Texas that are specific to those regional locations. Options can include churches, charities like the Salvation Army or St. Vincent, and many others. There are also more extensive lists as you scroll down the page.




West Texas Food Bank - Odessa
1008 E. 2nd St. P.O. Box 4242
Odessa, Texas 79761
Phone: (432) 580-6333
A number of resources are available at this center. The pantry also supports needy and low income families in nearby towns and counties.





West Texas Food Bank - El Paso
3727 Shell
El Paso, Texas 79925
Phone: (915) 595-1060

West Texas Food Bank - Alpine
Address: 2101 FM 1703
Alpine, Texas 79830
Phone: (432) 837-1580

South Plains Food Bank
4612 Locust Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79404
(806) 763-3003
Some of the items offered include information on government programs like food stamps or WIC, distribution of hot Christmas meals, baby formula, and regular, healthy meals and food supplies.

High Plains Food Bank
815 Ross Street
Amarillo, TX 79102
(806) 374-8562

Houston Food Bank - The Herzstein Center warehouse
3811 Eastex Fwy
Houston, Texas 77026
Phone number - 713-223-3700
Government commodities, food, groceries, and perishable items are provided to food pantries and non-profits across Texas by this organization. This may be one of the larger distribution centers in the state.

Concho Valley Regional Food Bank
1313 South Hill Street
San Angelo, Texas 76903
Main number - (325) 655-3231
Produce, baby formula, emergency boxes of food and other grocery items are offered.





Food Bank of the Golden Crescent
3800 E Rio Grande
Victoria, Texas

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Address: 8201 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 512-282-2111
Toll Free: 800-786-2616
The non-profit works with pantries and food banks across Travis County and surrounding counties. Residents in need can receive groceries, baby formula, meats, rice, and more. Also please donate or volunteer at the center if you can, as more resources are always needed. More on Capital Area Food Bank.

Wichita Falls Area Food Bank
1230 Midwestern Parkway
P.O. Box 623
Wichita Falls, TX 76307
Telephone: (940) 766-2322

Food Bank of West Central Texas
5505 N. 1st Street
Abilene, Texas
(325) 695-6311
Call for hours. The location may have information on free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals or turkeys as well.

Tarrant Area Food Bank
2600 Cullen Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107-1302
817-332-9177 - Phone number
Thousands of families receive help from organizations partnered with this food bank. They work with churches and pantries across the greater Dallas and Fort Worth area to serve the needy.





Brazos Valley Food Bank
1514 Shiloh Ave
Bryan Texas

North Texas Food Bank
4500 S. Cockrell Hill Road
Dallas, Texas 75236 - 2028

Southeast Texas Food Bank
Location - 3845 S ML King Jr. Parkway
Beaumont, TX 77705-4114
Main telephone number: (409) 839-8777
Hundreds of senior citizens, children, and working poor families receive help from this pantry. Perishable items, canned goods, and other food programs are administered for qualified Texas families.

East Texas Food Bank
3201 Robertson Tyler
Tyler, Texas
903-597-3663, 800-815-3663

South Texas Food Bank
907 Freight St, Laredo TX 78041
Dial 956.726.3120

Food Bank of Corpus Christi
826 Krill Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78408
Phone: 361-887-6291
Call this coastal Texas facility. Perishable items, such as rice, fruits, and meats may be distributed along with canned food items. Many seniors, elderly, and families with children benefit from the center.

Wichita Falls Area Food Bank
1230 Midwestern Parkway
P.O. Box 623
Wichita Falls, TX 76307
(940) 766-2322

San Antonio Food Bank
5200 Old Highway 90 West
San Antonio, TX 78227
Main number - 210-337-3663
Free food, groceries, baby formula, and government commodities are provided to those who are most at risk. Also has information on local thrift stores, clothing closets, and public aid programs.





Additional free food banks in Texas

The distribution centers listed above are just a few of the food banks that are located throughout Texas. If you need to find other locations near you, or have more questions about the grocery or food assistance programs offered, dial 817-531-3663. Also click here for other federal government food programs.


By Jon McNamara

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