Food Pantry


Our food pantry has long served as a central program at El Buen Samaritano. We have worked in partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank for the past several decades to ensure Central Texans have access to healthy and nutritious food for themselves and their families. We know that many of the clients we serve live below the federal poverty line and/or in food deserts. We are committed to ensuring equity to food access in our community.

Interested in volunteering with our food pantry? Please email our Volunteer Engagement and Special Events Coordinator.

Services Provided

Our food pantry offers emergency food assistance with nutritious food to families who have financial limitations, regardless of where you live. No appointment is necessary. If you qualify for SNAP, TAN F, or Medicaid you automatically qualify for assistance. We provide food assistance to our clients for six months at a time, twice a month. Our wonderful food pantry staff and volunteers are available to assist you in English and Spanish.

  • How to Access Services

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our food pantry operations have shifted to a drive thru where we continue our commitment to serving the community week after week. We are pleased to be able to partner with the Humane Society and Austin Animal Center to be able to provide our clients with cat and dog food during this time. Beginning mid-September 2020, we will begin partnering with the Austin Diaper Bank and to be able to provide our clients with much needed diapers for their children.

  • When

    Tuesday and Thursday,  8AM to 10AM