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Sunday: CLOSED

24 hours, 7 days a week including holidays
Maria Gansel - 211 VP Operations Send email
(210) 352-7000

Click here and enter your zip code to find upcoming food distribution events near you.

Nutritious, warm meals are prepared and served four times each week in the basement of Travis Park Church.

This program is part of CorazonSA's service to San Antonio's homeless community.

Free.

Sunday: 8:30 AM Wednesday: 6:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 PM Friday: 12:00 PM
Chef Robbie Rodgers - Kitchen Manager Send email

Grocery services are available to each family once every two months.

Requirements:

  • Valid Photo ID
  • Proof of residency
  • Social Security Card for everyone in the family (If there is an issue, we can offer a grace period on the first visit.)
Monday: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Diane Trujillo - Director of Social Services
(210) 223-6648

Our Community First Food Pantries are designed to provide members of our community who are facing food insecurity essential non-perishable items in accessible and trusted locations throughout San Antonio and surrounding counties.

The mission of Community First Food Pantries is to help in the fight against food insecurity by supplying food and other items without barriers for those in immediate need while acting as a catalyst, inspiring others to give alongside us. 

Our vision is a Community First Food Pantry in every local community, so those in need can access food and other items when needed.

What is a Community First Food Pantry?

  • 24/7 Access - Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and freely accessible to all, removing barriers to food access.
  • Free-Standing, Weather-Proof, and Conveniently Located Outdoors - Maintenance and up keep provided by Community First.
  • 100% Free - No Cost, No Registration, No Sign-Up. Take what is needed and give back what and when you can.

We are always looking for new locations where our Food Pantries could benefit community members. If your organization would like to house a Food Pantry on its grounds, please fill out our Food Pantry Request Form.

How Can You Help?

  • Stop by one of our Food Pantry locations when it’s convenient for you and drop off needed non-perishable donation(s).
  • Volunteer your site to house a Food Pantry.
  • Contact Us for other ways you can help.

Free.

24/7

The FRC service family members of the incarcerated and individuals formerly incarcerated with:

  • Assistance with basic needs (food, clothing, transportation, ID cards, etc.
  • Employment assistance through job readiness, and job referrals.
  • Regular support group meetings.
  • Substance recovery classes.
  • Chaplaincy services.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Mental health counseling.
  • Public utilities assistance (when funding is available).
  • Parenting classes.
  • Anger management classes.
  • Art therapy for victims of domestic violence.
  • Identification
  • Proof of incarceration
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Family Renewal Center
(210) 299-4540

Our pantry provides families with nutritious food including canned goods and other groceries. These items come from donations that have been given by the MCCSA community, our friends and neighbors, and the San Antonio Food Bank.

We work hard to offer our friends and neighbors a helping hand, shared with love and courtesy.

If you are interested in being a part of this vital ministry by either donating or volunteering, or if you would like more information, please contact the church office by phone or email.

Free.

Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rev Dr William H Knight - Senior Pastor Send email
(210) 472-3597

This is the First Registered Little Free Library and Pantry in San Antonio and close to the oldest public housing complex in town, Alazan Apache Courts. It is located at 816 S Colorado, between El Paso and Guadalupe Streets.

We Accept:

  • Non perishables
  • Hygeine products
  • Books

We do not have a refrigerator.

We also have a Little Free Library at this location.

Free.

24/7

Three days a week members of the church serve their homeless neighbors with a meal, ministry and music.

Free.

Wednesday: 7:00 PM - Prayer & Free Groceries Saturday: 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM - Free Breakfast & Free Groceries Sunday: 10:30 AM - Free Breakfast & Lunch
Sheti Agbuke
(210) 241-2966

This program provides emergency assistance for food, rent, and utilities.

(The Social Service office is located in classroom #3 of the school building.)

  • Must be living within parish boundaries or be a registered parishioner.
  • ID is required to receive services.
  • Those seeking utility or rent assistance must have a disconnection notice.
  • Those seeking rent assistance must live in public housing (SAHA) and have an eviction notice.
Church Office Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM *Closed for Lunch: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Maria Tijerina - Program Director
(210) 365-2606
Brian Luisi - Director of Parish Outreach
(210) 226-4064 x: 204

Take what you need, Give what you can.

We Accept:

  • food
  • hygiene products
  • books
  • clothes

Open 24/7.

Monetary donations can be made via:

  • Venmo @freelittlepantrysa
  • Cashapp $freelittlepantrysa
  • Or email us or DM us on IG @freelittlepantrysa

We also have a Little Free Library at this location.

Free.

24/7
Summer & Kim Vinton Send email

Our Community First Food Pantries are designed to provide members of our community who are facing food insecurity essential non-perishable items in accessible and trusted locations throughout San Antonio and surrounding counties.

The mission of Community First Food Pantries is to help in the fight against food insecurity by supplying food and other items without barriers for those in immediate need while acting as a catalyst, inspiring others to give alongside us. 

Our vision is a Community First Food Pantry in every local community, so those in need can access food and other items when needed.

What is a Community First Food Pantry?

  • 24/7 Access - Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and freely accessible to all, removing barriers to food access.
  • Free-Standing, Weather-Proof, and Conveniently Located Outdoors - Maintenance and up keep provided by Community First.
  • 100% Free - No Cost, No Registration, No Sign-Up. Take what is needed and give back what and when you can.

We are always looking for new locations where our Food Pantries could benefit community members. If your organization would like to house a Food Pantry on its grounds, please fill out our Food Pantry Request Form.

How Can You Help?

  • Stop by one of our Food Pantry locations when it’s convenient for you and drop off needed non-perishable donation(s).
  • Volunteer your site to house a Food Pantry.
  • Contact Us for other ways you can help.

Free.

24/7

Our Giving Fridge is stocked with a variety of fresh food and vegetables and is available to anyone needing access to fresh nutritious food.

Giving Fridge operates on the "Take what you need and leave what you can" model.

Requirements:

  • Household Members and Information
  • Curbside Delivery

Free.

Monday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Maria Salomon Send email
(210) 612-2281

We're not here to judge or tell you what do, and we're definitely not your pretentious pushy vegan friends, but we are here to encourage and provide free community access to that delicious, nutritious, "good good."  

With all this in mind we have set up our plant-based and vegan community fridge and pantry as the beginning of a pledge to do what we can to combat these many issues facing our friends and neighbors.

We have allowed access to this fridge to the whole community with the attitude of take what you need, and give what you don't.

Food Donations Accepted:

  • Fresh Produce
  • Non-perishable canned foods
  • Plant-based milks
  • Meat alternatives
  • Nuts
  • Potatoes

Other Donations Accepted:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Masks
  • Gloves
  • Body Wash
  • Lotions and Creams
  • Condoms
  • Sanitary Products

Free.

24/7

Inman Christian Center partners with the San Antonio Food Bank to provide emergency food to the community surrounding Inman and to our new community located at Loop 1604. Both Food Pantries are operated by volunteers.

Requirements:

  • Serving families in zip codes 78207, 78228, and 78237.
  • Valid ID.
  • Utility Bill or other proof of residence.

Free.

1st and 3rd Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mary Lou Gonzalez - Vice President of Programs Send email
(210) 222-9641

Every Saturday from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM we serve a hot meal, hand bags of groceries, offer clothing and toiletries, and haircuts once a month. We have an Outreach Pavilion where people can come in out of the heat or cold and sit at tables and be served. A playground is available for children to play.

Free.

Saturday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Justin Lindstrom - Associate Rector for Community Formation Send email
1.69 miles away, 607 Piedmont, San Antonio, TX, 78203 , D2

On a monthly basis, BTLOP provides a hot meal, snack lunch, hygiene packs (deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, soap, shampoo and conditioner) and new underwear to displaced clients/community members.

To assist with the process, BTLOP has partnered with four community churches (Friendship, God's Property, New Light and Revelation) to provide the meals and Wheatley High School Alumni to provide hygiene packs. On average, 25 - 40 people are served monthly.

Free.

Fourth Saturday of the Month: 10:00 AM
George Casey - Chairman Send email
(210) 487-8268

Emergency food assistance is provided to the community during the week. Inner City Development continues to offer groceries to families in crisis and a sack lunch to those who are homeless.  

Requirements:

  • Picture ID with current address OR Picture ID with proof of residency (i.e. utility bill)
  • Serving Bexar County families in need
Monday: 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM Tuesday: 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM Wednesday: 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM Thursday: 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM Friday: 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Patti & Rod Radle - Co-Executive Directors
(210) 224-7239

Our Community First Food Pantries are designed to provide members of our community who are facing food insecurity essential non-perishable items in accessible and trusted locations throughout San Antonio and surrounding counties.

The mission of Community First Food Pantries is to help in the fight against food insecurity by supplying food and other items without barriers for those in immediate need while acting as a catalyst, inspiring others to give alongside us. 

Our vision is a Community First Food Pantry in every local community, so those in need can access food and other items when needed.

What is a Community First Food Pantry?

  • 24/7 Access - Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and freely accessible to all, removing barriers to food access.
  • Free-Standing, Weather-Proof, and Conveniently Located Outdoors - Maintenance and up keep provided by Community First.
  • 100% Free - No Cost, No Registration, No Sign-Up. Take what is needed and give back what and when you can.

We are always looking for new locations where our Food Pantries could benefit community members. If your organization would like to house a Food Pantry on its grounds, please fill out our Food Pantry Request Form.

How Can You Help?

  • Stop by one of our Food Pantry locations when it’s convenient for you and drop off needed non-perishable donation(s).
  • Volunteer your site to house a Food Pantry.
  • Contact Us for other ways you can help.

Free.

24/7

Our Westside seniors have done so much for our community. HNS’s Senior Health program is our humble way to give back.

Comida y Comunidad

We offer seniors free lunch, prepared onsite by our talented cooks. These meals nourish not only bodies but spirits as seniors join together. Food is such a powerful way to build community!

Promoting Physical and Mental Health

Our seniors enjoy activities such as yoga, Zumba, bingo, dances, and crafting. We partner with other local groups and agencies to provide education on various health topics.

For information about our Senior Health program, including senior lunches, click here.

This program serves residents of zip codes 78207, 78228, and 78237 who are 60+ years old.

Free.

Meal: Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 10:30 AM Wednesday: 10:30 AM Thursday: 10:30 AM Friday: 10:30 AM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *Supplemental programs before lunch
Elsa Sixtos - Community Health Worker/Senior Program Organizer Send email
(210) 434-2301
Josh Mireles - Programs Director Send email
(210) 434-2301

The aim is to directly impact communities, neighborhoods, and homes with services such as cleaning yards, performing minor home repairs, covering graffiti, providing support and assistance for elderly as well as providing urgent needs such as food, clothing, and teen interventions.

Adopt-A-Block engages volunteer teams of staff mentors, at-risk youth, community non-profits, businesses, and residents to serve the low-income communities of San Antonio. The vision is to impact the community one block, one family at a time.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

San Antonio Dream Center Food Outreach program’s mission is to fight hunger while providing hope. This program provides weekly food distributions at Dream Center West and Healing Place Church San Antonio in Fair Oaks.

Requirements:

  • Application with household members and information.
  • There are zip code boundaries.
  • If emergency assistance is needed, please call 210-590-2551 to make an appointment.

Free.

Monday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Our Community First Food Pantries are designed to provide members of our community who are facing food insecurity essential non-perishable items in accessible and trusted locations throughout San Antonio and surrounding counties.

The mission of Community First Food Pantries is to help in the fight against food insecurity by supplying food and other items without barriers for those in immediate need while acting as a catalyst, inspiring others to give alongside us. 

Our vision is a Community First Food Pantry in every local community, so those in need can access food and other items when needed.

What is a Community First Food Pantry?

  • 24/7 Access - Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and freely accessible to all, removing barriers to food access.
  • Free-Standing, Weather-Proof, and Conveniently Located Outdoors - Maintenance and up keep provided by Community First.
  • 100% Free - No Cost, No Registration, No Sign-Up. Take what is needed and give back what and when you can.

We are always looking for new locations where our Food Pantries could benefit community members. If your organization would like to house a Food Pantry on its grounds, please fill out our Food Pantry Request Form.

How Can You Help?

  • Stop by one of our Food Pantry locations when it’s convenient for you and drop off needed non-perishable donation(s).
  • Volunteer your site to house a Food Pantry.
  • Contact Us for other ways you can help.

Free.

24/7
2.37 miles away, 426 Rigsby, San, TX, 78210 , D3

The Nopalitos Free Pantry is located in the Highland Park neighborhood of San Antonio, Tx at 426 Rigsby Ave. It exists with support from the community to provide free dry goods to anyone in need.

It is a "Take what you need, give what you can" resource.

We Accept:

  • Non perishables
  • Hygeine products
  • Pet Food
  • Books

We have a Little Free Library at this location.

Free.

24/7
Alexis Claire
2.31 miles away, 924 Potomac, San Antonio, TX, 78202 , D2

Take what you need, Give what you can.

We accept donations of new, unopened:

  • nonperishables
  • hygiene products
  • bottled water
  • diapers
  • baby wipes
  • laundry detergent
  • kid-friendly snacks
  • easy-open soups
  • books

We also have a Little Free Library at this location.

No registration is required.

Free.

24/7
Paula Cary

If you are in need of food, we welcome you. Pick up a basket of food items and feel God's love.

Free.

Monday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Friday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Community pantry located at 3203 W. Houston St. in San Antonio on the corner of W. Houston and N. Hamilton. Donate what you can/take what you need!

We Accept:

  • Non perishables
  • Perishables
  • Hygeine products
  • Books

We also have a Little Free Library at this location.

For monetary donations: Cash app $westsidepantry.

Free.

24/7
Sylvia Martinez Send email
2.76 miles away, 3721 S Presa, San Antonio, TX, 78210 , D3

Presa Community Center improves lives by providing access to needed resources and tools for social and personal transformation.

Requirements for Clients:

  • Valid ID
  • Current utility bill in their name

Free.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *Closed for Lunch: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Regina Aguirre - Social Service Specialist
(210) 532-5295

AGORA Hope Pantry is our bi-monthly relationship ministry with a food distribution. Our goal is not just to feed, but to develop relationships with our families. Our Hope Pantry is where this begins. We share tacos, donuts, coffee and water with our families; we break bread together. Then we have a short bi-lingual service and a food distribution.

We provide food to our near community, which has the lowest per capita income of any zip code in San Antonio.

No registration requirement.

If you would like to volunteer, click here. Volunteers also have to fill out the Covid Waiver found here.

We ask volunteers to arrive at 8:30 AM on Wednesday. 

Free.

Wednesday: 11:00 AM
Jason Brooks - Executive Director Send email
Angel Velasquez - Food Pantry Director Send email

Pax Christi Food Pantry provides food to an under-served population with dignity and respect.

Requirements:

  • Application with household members and information
  • Valid ID
  • Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Friday: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM *We do not distribute food on the 1st Friday of the month.
Guadalupe Licea
(210) 531-0914

We are a vegan/vegetarian little library and pantry.

Take what you need, Leave what you can.

We Accept:

  • non-perishables
  • vegetarian foods
  • cold items
  • books
  • diapers
  • hygiene supplies

Open 24/7, donations accepted 24/7.

We also have a Little Free Library at this location.

Free.

24/7
Krys Sustaita Send email
Elle Luciano

Helping those in need.

Valid ID is required.

Free.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED