We’ve made a list of food pantries in the Central Texas. We haven’t listed food banks because generally speaking food banks are larger warehouses where the food is gathered, stored and sent out through distribution systems. By keeping to a list of food pantries below, we hope to point you in the direction of getting food to eat in the most friendly and convenient manner.
Please also take a look at our page for mobile food pantries if transportation is an issue for you.
A food pantry provides food directly to those in need by distributing food to low-income individuals in their community. Food pantries receive their supply of food from food banks and then turn it into nutritious, balanced meals. These meals are then distributed to families at no cost.
Most food pantries are run out of churches or buildings with food preparation facilities but some are also mobile and drive to cover multiple areas on a calendar schedule. See out mobile food pantry page here.
Below is a list of up to date food pantries in central Texas as of November 1 2016. If you have information you would like to share about a food pantry not listed here please contact us through our contact page.
Important: Please call the food pantries to confirm that the hours have not changed. We do our best to provide full information and details, but food pantries often change their hours without notifying us. We do not want you to waste your time visiting a pantry that is not open. For an expanding list of food pantries and food banks please look to http://www.foodpantries.org/
Food Pantries Listing
Manos de Cristo
4911 Harmon Avenue
Austin, TX – 78751
The Manos de Cristo food pantry is open every morning Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m., providing emergency assistance to individuals and families. They receive donations from individuals, local ministries, and organizations, and purchase what is needed beyond donations through wholesalers at a discount. Food pantry volunteers fill grocery orders for clients each day.
Micah 6 Food Pantry
The Pantry is located at University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets.
Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Pantry Shoppers—enter the courtyard north of the UPC building through the gate just north of the church itself on San Antonio Street. This gate will have the Food Pantry sign directly to its right.
Hope Food Pantry Austin
Location: 4001 Speedway 78751 * Trinity Church * Hyde Park.
Bus Lines: 656-FL, 1L/M, 3,5 7, 338. Capmetro.org/planner/ or call 512- 474-1200
Hope Food Pantry Austin is a Central Texas Food Bank approved partner that provides groceries to families in need. The types of grocery items provided are canned vegetables, canned fruit, soup, rice, beans, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, juice, snacks, bread, canned meat, frozen meat, peanut butter, fresh vegetables, and fresh fruits. However, we are not able to guarantee the availability of any item. Other non-food items that we may have include Pampers, baby food, cleaning supplies, and hygiene items. Please see the details below, if you would like to visit our pantry.
Palm Square Community Centre
Location: 100 N. Ih 35 #1000
Austin, TX – 78701
Provides emergency assistance to Travis County residents with low income: rent, mortgage, gas, electricity (NOT telephone), prescription expense, medical supply expense, diapers, food pantry, food vouchers (for food only), and indigent burials.
Our Lady Of Guadalupe
1206 E. 9Th St.
Austin, TX – 78702
Food pantry hours – Monday, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12
Fresh foods (fruits, vegetables) and canned goods.
The pantry opened its doors more then 10 years ago. It was started by a group of parishioners and has been running in the basement of the church ever since. Today the pantry is still in the basement, but with some improvements that have helped them have a smoother operation. They have been a partner agency with the Capital Area Food Bank for more than six years and serve approximately 60+ households a week.
Who They Serve: We serve the 78702 zip code and parishioners in need. We ask that first-time clients bring an id and a proof of address.
Abiding Love Lutheran Church – Food Pantry
7210 Brush Country Dr
Austin, TX – 78749
The Food Pantry has greatly increased it outreach and is now serving an average of 35-80 families (over 300 individuals) each week.
The families who the Food Pantry are limited in the number of times that they can visit. The church only gives each family who comes three days worth of food.
Faith Food Pantry Austin
1314 E. Oltorf
Austin, TX – 78704
Please call for times and schedule.
Church Food Pantry
Austin, TX – 78723
Hours: Wed 8:00am – 10:00am
Covenant Food Pantry
4410 Duval Rd
Austin, TX – 78727
The Covenant Food Pantry is a faith based food pantry located in Northwest Austin and is sponsored by Covenant United Methodist Church. They supply a basic bag of staples along with extras they receive from various local grocery chains.
Hours: Open on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm to 7pm and serve between 50 and 80 households per week. Our motto is that we will serve you as long as you need help.
St. Mark Food Pantry
Area covered: Northwest Austin
601 W. Braker Ln
Austin, TX – 78753
The Food Pantry hours:
Monday 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday and Fridays 10:00am – 12:00pm
Serves residents in the 78758 and 78753 zip code area.
The Call To Serve
Matthew 25:35-40 (NIV)
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?
38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?
39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’