Capital Area Food Bank of Texas

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If you or someone you know is in need of food, here are options for direct access to food support, help in applying for government assistance and education classes to help you prepare healthy affordable meals at home. All services are free of charge.

Call 2-1-1

A United Way service, 2-1-1 Texas provides information about health and human services in a variety of languages. 2-1-1 is free and accessible 24/7. Call to find out

  • where to find the nearest food pantry or soup kitchen
  • how to apply for emergency food stamps
  • where to access other social services such as WIC, rent assistance and more

Sign up for Social Services

You may qualify for social services assistance provided through federal and state programs. These programs can help you stretch your budget and make healthy food more affordable for you and your family. Save time and money by allowing our staff help you apply for:

  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • Children's Medicaid
  • CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program)
  • CHIP Perinatal Program
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  • Women's Health Program (family planning and health screenings)

Contact us (se habla español):

Call 512-684-2550 or toll-free 1-855-684-2550 or schedule an appointment online.

    Learn more about Social Services Outreach.

    Visit a Partner Agency

    Partner Agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens and snack programs for individuals and families in need. They can help you fill your shelves with pantry staples and your refrigerator with meats, dairy and fresh produce. Some Agencies provide hot meals on site and much more. At some agencies, proof of residence is required to access services. Please contact the Partner Agency to learn how often you may visit and what information you may need to bring with you.

    View the Emergency Food Assistance Referral List (PDF).

    Get Fresh, Healthy Food

    In addition to receiving food at your local Partner Agency, you may visit Fresh Food For Families distributions and Mobile Food Pantry sites. Every month, you may receive 10 pounds or more of fresh produce such as potatoes, apples, onions, corn and much more. Be sure to bring sturdy bags or a small shopping cart with you.

    Fresh Food for Families
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    | View a monthly calendar. | View a map.

    Mobile Food Pantry
    Learn more. | View a monthly calendar. | View a map.

    Services for Children

    The Food Bank provides balanced, nutritious meals for children during the summer months and after school at select sites in Central Texas. Our meal programs are combined with enriching activities for your your children to enjoy. We also provides kid-friendly nutrition education classes to help them learn proper nutrition and to prepare simple meals on their own.

    Summer Meals for Kids
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    Kids Cafe
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    CHOICES Nutrition Education Program
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    Services for Older Adults

    For older adults with health concerns that may include special dietary restrictions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and others, HOPE (Healthy Options Program for the Elderly) sites provide nutritious foods with you in mind.

    HOPE Program
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    |  View a map. 

    Take a Nutrition Class

    Would you like to learn how to eat healthier meals, enjoy an active lifestyle and encourage children to enjoy healthy snacks within a limited budget? CHOICES nutrition education program provides free classes for youth and adults of all ages. All classes are FREE and open to qualified individuals.  Each class is one to one and a half hours long. 

    Learn more.