Our food pantry offers emergency food assistance with nutritious food to families and individuals in Central Texas. Our food pantry operates as a drive thru where clients arrive at our gates by vehicle or walk-up.
El Buen Samaritano has a beautiful, organic community garden that hosts both plots for community members and…
Our education services are designed to build healthy, resilient and vibrant communities. We offer five-levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) and computer skills classes for adults, health education and a robust youth program. Through various partnerships, we also offer adult basic education in Spanish, parent-child classes and summer camp.
Health Access Education and Resources
Our Health Literacy department encompasses a broad range of services from Community Health Worker Training to our Food Pantry and Community Garden. Our approach is centered on the social determinants of health, utilizing an anti-oppressive framework. We believe that our holistic approach to the Central Texas communities varied needs is the best way to address health inequities that exist within them.
El Buen has been a Title X provider since July of 2007 and is one of three Title X providers in Central Texas.
A Community Health Worker (CHW) or “promotora” is a trusted member of the community who has a uniquely close understanding of the community served.
El Buen Samaritano is actively monitoring developments related to COVID-19. We are taking proactive measures to protect the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and clients as we serve the needs of our community.
El Buen remains committed to the health and well-being of our community and is still operating our food pantry as an essential service during these unprecedented times. Our pantry is open on Thursday mornings via drive-through distribution. No appointment or documentation is necessary. We also have a diaper distribution on the third Thursday of every month during our regular food pantry operations.
We hold free vaccine clinics monthly and provide COVID-10 Vaccines for people ages 6 months and older and Booster doses for those 5 and older. Please check our calendar of events or social media pages for the next scheduled vaccine clinic.
El Buen believes that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and can save lives. Vacunate!
-October 24, 2022