Across the state, food banks are seeing more faces than ever before. Whether you are in a place of need or a place of plenty, don’t forget your local food banks. A recent article from The Texas Standard stated that “the need for food bank services in [Central Texas] has increased by as much as 300%.” The need is there and if possible, now is an incredible time to give.
The Central Texas Food Bank works with partners across 21 counties in Central Texas to ensure that families in need have access to nourishing food during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need sustenance or would like to help, their website has a variety of helpful resources. The Community Resource Centers of Texas Inc. is “a one-stop shop for connecting rural residents with local health and human resources such as food, legal aid, employment, healthcare, housing, and more.” This nonprofit works with over 40 partners and has locations in four different Hill Country Counties – Blanco, Burnet, Llano, and Williamson.
Statewide food bank donations are coordinated through Feeding Texas network – described as “the largest hunger-relief organization in the state,” and made up of 21 food banks serving all 254 counties. Another great resource for finding regional resources is FoodPantries.org – an online database for food pantries, banks, and soup kitchens across the country.
Local Hill Country Food Banks
In an attempt to assist, we have compiled a list of local food banks throughout the Hill Country. Check out this non-exhaustive list to find what exists near you:
- Austin – Capital Area Food Bank
- Austin – Meals on Wheels in Central Texas
- Bandera – Bandera County Helping Hand, Inc
- Blanco – Blanco Good Samaritan
- Buchannan Dam – Highland Lakes United Methodist Church’s Mobile Pantry
- Bulverde – Provisions: A 25:35 Outreach, the Bulverde Food Pantry
- Burnet – LACare
- Canyon Lake – Habitat for Safe Seniors
- Fredericksburg – Fredericksburg Food Pantry
- Fredericksburg – Fredericksburg Good Samaritan Center – Mobile Pantry
- Granite Shoals – Joseph’s Food Pantry
- Johnson City – Blanco County Community Resource Centers of Texas Inc.
- Johnson City – H.O.M.E. Church – Mobile Pantry
- Kerrville – Society of St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
- Kingsland – Sharing the Harvest
- Llano – Llano Food Pantry
- Llano – Llano County Community Resource Center of Texas Inc.
- Liberty Hill – Williamson County Community Resource Center of Texas Inc.
- New Braunfels – New Braunfels Food Bank
- New Braunfels – Smithson Valley Food Bank
- New Braunfels – Spirit of Sharing Food Bank
- Marble Falls – Burnet County Community Resource Centers of Texas Inc.
- Pflugerville – Circle of Hope Community Center
- San Antonio – San Antonio Food Bank
- San Antonio – Meals on Wheels San Antonio
- San Marcos – Hays County Food Bank
- Southern Burnet County – Marble Falls Helping Center
- Williamson County – Hill Country Community Ministries
- Wimberley – Crisis Bread Basket
If we missed a food bank or related resource in your part of the Hill Country, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more coverage of Hill Country news and resources be sure to follow the Hill Country Alliance on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.