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Updated within the last 5 months.

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
(210) 223-6648
Updated within the last 5 months.

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
Brennan Loy
(210) 227-2347
Updated within the last month

The FRC provides the following services to family members of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals:

  • 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
Hours
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
Updated within the last 3 months.

Thrive’s emergency shelter is housed on the campus of Haven for Hope and provides 10 young adults with shelter for up to 6 months.

The core services at our emergency shelter include not only basic needs of food and shelter but individually tailored and youth-directed case management plans to help young adults move forward in exiting homelessness.

Thrive assists young adults with linkage to resources such as ID recovery, counseling, medical services, gender-affirming care, educational opportunities, and vocational training in a safe and supportive environment.

Our focus is to help remove barriers that young adults may encounter in seeking services and help guide them toward their next move in achieving their goals.

LGBTQ youth and young adults.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: - See Below
Sunday: - See Below

Saturday and Sunday Open 24 Hours. Call Line Open 24/7
Sandra Whitley Send email
(210) 212-2935
Updated within the last 3 months.

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
Updated within the last 1 month.

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
Updated within the last 1 month.

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.

Saturdays following the First and third Thursday of each month from 8:00am - 12:00 pm.

 Must be in line no later than 11:30 am.  

Click here to Donate.

Free.

Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rev Marsha Warren Send email
(210) 472-3597
Shirly Conquest
(210) 472-3597
Updated within the last 1 month.

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.
Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Joseph Bach
(210) 226-4064
Updated within the last 3 months.

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
Updated within the last 1 month.

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
Brennan Loy
(210) 227-2347
Updated within the last month

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 Send email
(210) 222-9641
Updated within the last year

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, 125 - 150 people are served monthly.

Free.

Fourth Saturday of the Month: 10:00 AM
George Casey Send email
(210) 487-8268
Updated within the last month

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.

Our hope pantry is every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Come join us in serving our community!

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.

Monday Closed Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Sunday Closed
Jason Brooks Send email
Angel Velasquez Send email
Updated within the last month

Every Saturday from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM we serve homemade breakfast tacos and coffee, bags of groceries, have a fresh produce and bread market, offer clothing, housewares and toiletries, and haircuts here and there.  A Social Worker is on-site for resource assistance.  We have an Outreach Pavilion and Campus where people gather and form community.  A playground is available for children to play.  Optional is a worship service at 8:30 AM every Saturday, Bible Study at 9:15 AM, and prayer team is available throughout the morning.  We are open every Saturday throughout the year.

Free

Saturday: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Justin Lindstrom Send email
Updated within the last 2 months.

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
(210) 224-7239
Updated within the last year

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 upkeep are provided by Community First.
  • 100% Free - No Cost, No Registration, No Sign-Up. Take what you need 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.
Brennan Loy
(210) 227-2347
Updated within the last month

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
Brennan Loy
(210) 227-2347
Updated within the last month

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 upkeep are provided by Community First.
  • 100% Free - No Cost, No Registration, No Sign-Up. Take what you need 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

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Brennan Loy
(210) 227-2347
Updated within the last month

The Gang Rehabilitation Ending Affiliation Ties (G.R.E.A.T.) program focuses on outreach by trusted community outreach workers who serve as mentors and positive role models for youth at risk of recruitment into a gang.

Core program services include:

  • Tutoring
  • Continuing Education
  • Navigation
  • Employment Training
  • Housing Assistance
  • Food Support
Hours
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: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bennie Price Send email
(281) 509-1397
Rosemary Williams Send email
(210) 332-7298
Updated within the last 2 months.

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
Josh Mireles Send email
(210) 434-2301
Updated within the last 2 months.

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.

Hours
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: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 1 month.

Dream Center San Antonio’s (DCSA) Food Outreach program’s mission is to fight hunger while providing hope. This program provides weekly food distributions at INC and Adopt-A-Block, operates a food pantry every Tuesday from 12 – 2:00 A.M. at DCSA’s offices (2903 W. Salinas St, San Antonio, TX. 78207), and coming soon, a mobile food truck for the delivery of hot and nutritious meals.

Free.

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 1 month.

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 upkeep are provided by Community First.
  • 100% Free - No Cost, No Registration, No Sign-Up. Take what you need 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.
Brennan Loy
(210) 227-2347
Updated within the last month
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
Updated within the last 1 month.

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
Updated within the last 1 month.

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
Updated within the last 5 months.
2.73 miles away, 925 Gulf St, San Antonio, TX, 78202 , D2

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 upkeep are provided by Community First.
  • 100% Free - No Cost, No Registration, No Sign-Up. Take what you need 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

Brennan Loy
(210) 227-2347
Updated within the last month
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
(210) 532-5295
Updated within the last 5 months.

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
Updated within the last 6 months.

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 upkeep are provided by Community First.
  • 100% Free - No Cost, No Registration, No Sign-Up. Take what you need 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
Bennan Loy
(210) 227-2347
Updated within the last month