Emergency Food Access

For General Information Regarding Assistance Dial 211

  • If you are in need of food assistance, please call 211.
  • The 211 number is the place to send people to start if they are in need for food assistance. This number has information about other essential community services (i.e. rent, unemployment, etc.)
  • The above statement is the coordinated messaging coming from all partners working in emergency feeding, and can be found on the City of Austin general webpage:

Fresh Produce Pick-Up Services

Brighter Bites and DiMare Fresh are hosting fresh produce distribution on Tuesdays-Fridays around Austin.  Produce is on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last, with locations and times listed below:

  • North Austin YMCA*- 1000 W. Rundberg LN, Austin, TX 78758 on Tuesday @ 9am
  • East Communities YMCA- 5315 Ed Bluestein BLVD, Austin, TX 78723 on Tuesday @ 10 am
  • Wooldridge Elementary*- 1412 Norseman Terrace, Austin, TX 78758 on Wednesday  @ 9 am
  • Gus Garcia Recreation Center*- 1201 E. Rundberg LN, Austin, TX 78753 on Wednesday @ 10 am
  • Givens Recreation Center*- 3811 E. 12th ST #1936, Austin, TX 78721 on Thursday @ 9 am
  • Austin Achieve Elementary- 7424 E. HWY 290, Austin, TX 78723 on Thursday @ 10 am
  • McBee Elementary*- 1001 W. Braker LN, Austin, TX 78758 on Friday @ 9 am
  • Turner Roberts Recreation Center*-7201 Colony Loop DR, Austin, TX 78724 on Friday @ 9am
  • Pecan Springs Elementary*- 3100 Rogge LN, Austin, TX 78723 on Friday @ 10 am

*Indicates Walk-ups ARE allowed at designated sites!!


Food Distribution

  •  Eastside Memorial High School- 1012 Arthur Stiles, Austin, TX 78721, will have a drive thru food distribution service on April 22, 2020 @ 8:30 am.
  • Austin Voices at Dobie College Prep Family Resource Center- 1200 E. Rundberg, Austin, TX 78753, service on April 22, 2020 @ 8:30 am. For more information call: (512) 841-4411
  • Austin Voices at Navarro Early College High School Family Resource Center- 1111 Fairfield, Austin, TX 78758, service on April 27, 2020 @ 4 pm. For more information call: (512) 414- 8700

ConnectATX from United Way

  • Resources from United Way
  • Centralized list on emergency food access (curbside meals, food delivery, food pantries, and school meals)
  • Includes resources other than food access connections (community gardens, centralized resources, food delivery, food pantries, low cost food, meals, nutrition education, and paying for food)

Central Texas Food Banks/Services 

  • The Find Food Now tool:
  • The Central Texas Food Bank also has need for volunteers and for more information on their response: They are exempt from Austin’s ‘Shelter in Place’ order, issued Tuesday, March 24, 2020. As an essential business providing food to nearly 46,000 people each week, we will remain open and be accepting volunteers, in accordance with Order issued by the City of Austin. They’ve adjusted their volunteer shifts to maximize social distancing and are taking even more sanitary precautions than usual to minimize risks. If you’re healthy and not in a high-risk group, please consider helping out. Volunteers must sign up online prior to showing up: Click here to volunteer.
  • The Sustainable Food Center: contains links that are included above, and additional information on Farmer’s Markets, CSAs, Austin Food Delivery Services, Food Pickup and Delivery, and Access Points for low-income families in Central Texas.

Food and Meals in Bastrop

  • Bastrop County Cares Organization offers a variety of assistance programs through churches, schools, and local pantries
  • Eligibility requirements and/or appointments must be made for some of these services  
  • Please contact Bastrop County Cares by telephone: 512-581-4013  or by email: with further questions
  • Visit to see detailed lists of establishments offering food:
  • Bastrop Country Emergency Food Pantry is available to every resident of Bastrop County for emergency assistance only!! Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 11:30 am-1 pm (walk-in basis/ no appointment neccesary). For additional information visit:

Food Delivery/Pickup for Seniors

Local Meal Kits and More

Farmer’s Markets and Local Agriculture

City of Austin and Travis County have officially mandated that Farmers’ Markets are an ‘essential service’ and can remain open to the public. They are all operating with new safety precautions for both sellers and shoppers. (As it currently stands, Texas Farmers’ Market at Lakeline on Saturdays 9am-1pm and Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller on Sundays 10am-2pm will continue to be open, with major adjustments to our operations in our efforts to keep our food safe and available to the communities we serve.)

CSAs/Produce (CSA = Community Supported Agriculture)


Takeout Tracker aims to track restaurants that are open during the Covid-19 health crisis. Please visit:


Texas School Meal Finder 

Webpages and Info from specific ISDs


Bastrop ISD

Del Valle ISD

Dripping Springs ISD- general updates found here:

Eanes ISD- email for required assistance to email found on:

Elgin ISD

Hays ISD

Leander ISD- Food service updates posted on:

Manor ISD  (general COVID19 page)

Pflugerville ISD

Round Rock ISD

San Marcos ISD

KIPP Schools:

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.