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Food Assistance

Austin Public Health’s Fresh Food for Families Program

512-972-6740 ·

Austin Public Health offers a monthly food distribution program providing fresh supplemental groceries for members of the community in need of assistance.

  • Cost: Free
  • Eligibility: Program is for Austin residents
  • Hours of Operation: Mondays-Thursdays 7:30 am - 5 pm and Fridays 8 am - 12 pm
  • Location: Go to the neighborhood center closest to where you live:

Rosewood Zaragosa Neighborhood CenterCentral East Austin
2800 Webberville Road, Austin, TX 78702

South Austin Neighborhood CenterSouth Austin
2508 Durwood Street, Austin, TX 78704

St. John Community CenterNortheast Austin
7500 Blessing Avenue, Austin, TX 78752

East Austin Neighborhood CenterEast Austin
211 Comal Street, Austin, TX 78702

Montopolis Community CenterSoutheast Austin
1200 Montopolis Drive, Austin, TX 78741

Blackland Neighborhood CenterCentral East Austin
2005 Salina Street, Austin, TX 78722

Baptist Community Center’s Food Co-Op

512-472-7592 · 2000 East 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78702

The Baptist Community Center Mission's Food Pantry Program offers quality food items to households experiencing food insecurity. This program is crucial for providing nutrition to homeless individuals, single-member households, and families.

  • Frequency: Families can receive food every two months.
  • Access: Baptist Community Center operates by appointment only for food and financial assistance. No walk-ins will be accepted for these services.
  • Hours of Operation for Appointments: Mondays-Thursdays 8:30 am - 4 pm and Fridays 8:30 am - 12 pm (closed for lunch each day).

Baptist Community Center’s Food Line

512-472-7592 · 2000 East 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78702

The Baptist Community Center Mission (BCCM) operates a food line that is open year-round, serving residents of Travis County. This food line is available on a walk-in basis.

  • Days of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • Time: Starts at 8:30 am until noon or until items run out
  • Location: Open to Travis County residents

El Buen Samaritano

512-439-8900 · 7000 Woodhue Drive, Austin, TX 78745

El Buen Samaritano provides a food pantry, baby diapers, and feminine supplies with the following service details:

  • Appointment: No appointment needed
  • Distribution Method: Food is distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 10 am

Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church (food bank partnership with Central Texas Food Bank)

512-469-9020 · 4301 Tannehill Lane, Austin, TX 78721

Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church operates a food bank in partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank. Here are the details for their hours of operation:

  • 1st Saturday: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • 2nd Saturday: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • 3rd Saturday: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • 2nd Tuesday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Produce Only)

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Clothes Closet and Food Pantry

512-477-8080 · Reconciliation House, 2949 E. 14th Street, ATX 78702

Mt. Zion Baptist Church operates a Clothes Closet and Food Pantry with the following hours of operation:

  • Hours of Operation: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Saturdays from 12 pm to 2 pm

Saffron Trust Women’s Foundation

(512) 599-9011 · Pick up meals at Mt. Zion Baptist Church’s Restoration House, 1212 Harvey Street, Austin, TX 78702

The Saffron Trust is dedicated to nurturing trust and helping women thrive, especially those affected by systemic inequality and generational poverty in Austin. The foundation focuses on providing stability, education, and resources to women and their children, helping them break the cycle of poverty and achieve long-term success.

To support this mission, Saffron Trust collaborates with local nonprofit organizations, community groups, and businesses. This partnership approach ensures that women receive comprehensive assistance tailored to their needs. By serving as a central point of contact, Saffron Trust simplifies the process for women seeking help, allowing them to access various services through a single channel.

One of the key programs offered by Saffron Trust is the provision of free meals on a first-come, first-serve basis, ensuring that immediate nutritional needs are met. To reserve a meal or learn more about the full range of services and programs available, please visit their website below.

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