City data revealed more than 18% of Austin’s population are classified as experiencing food insecurity, or nearly one in every five residents are without consistent, stable access to healthy food. If you’re in need, or would like to help your neighbors this holiday season, here’s a list of food pantries in Austin.

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Central Texas Food Bank | 6500 Metropolis Dr | 512-282-2111

The Central Texas Food Bank works with food donors across the country, financial supporters and volunteers to fill unmet needs in Central Texas. This commitment from private, government and charitable partners has allowed them to bring nearly 54 million meals to the community just last year and into the hands of families and local nonprofits that turn to us for help. There are three key ways we do this.

Hope Food Pantry Austin | 4001 Speedway | 512-592-3171

Since 2000, Hope volunteers have been offering free groceries to Austin families experiencing food insecurity. They work to cultivate an environment that emphasizes opportunities for connection and mutuality–because these are basic needs, too.

Shoppers are diverse in age and circumstance–older adults, single parents, differently-abled people, families experiencing homelessness and adults who are under or unemployed.

Volunteers and donors have continued to provide operational and financial support to keep us running.

Feeding Texas | 1524 S I-35 Frontage Rd #342 | 512-527-3613

The Feeding Texas network is the largest hunger-relief organization in Texas. Together with 21 member food banks, we reach over 5 million Texans annually with food and resources.

Feeding Texas has delivered over 400 million pounds of food, serving around 400,000 families weekly.

Keep Austin Fed | 2200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Suite 200 | 512-391-0617

Keep Austin Fed began in 2004, when founder Randy Rosens saved high quality catered food from an Austin Museum of Art Fundraising event at Laguna Gloria that was headed to the dumpster. The food fed a group of women and children living at a shelter in South Austin.

Today, volunteers rescue thousands of meals each month, feeding hundreds of our neighbors living with food insecurity, and putting a dent in the amount of food in the U.S. that ends up in a landfill and produces harmful methane gas.

ATX Free Fridge Project

ATX Free Fridge Project exists to combat food insecurity and food waste in Austin through 24/7 freely available fridges in neighborhoods throughout the city. Check out the ATX Resource Map HERE.

Carol’s Kindness Food Pantry

Located at 1201 E. Rundberg Lane At Gus Garcia Rec Center. Their volunteer team collects the food from donation centers and delivers it into the hands of those that need it. On top of food rescue the Carol’s Kindness team also provides information and resources to the community.


  1. Carol’s Kindness plus food pantry is located at 1201 E. Rundberg ln. At Gus Garcia Rec Center. I am a non profit. We started 8 years ago when I needed greens for my pet mini pig and received good enough to share produce. I posted on Nextdoor to share what I picked up. 3 people responded. Now we received donations from 3 grocery stores and a warehouse regularly. 500 to 1000 pounds a day and feed about 500 people a week.


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