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The Caring Place Food Pantry Modifies Hours

Georgetown, TX  Over the last 2 years, The Caring Place has undergone changes to increase efficiency. The organization has identified an additional modification to enhance operations.  The Caring Place Food Pantry will be closed on Thursdays in order to better participate in remote food distribution.  Beginning in May, the Food Pantry will be open at 2000 Railroad Avenue on Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM.

Earlier this year Food Programs and Facilities Director David Earl shared, “We are excited to get back to a free choice model in our Food Pantry.  This means our neighbors can select items they know their families will enjoy. If you find money tight right now due to increased gas or grocery costs, then we encourage you to visit us.  That’s why The Caring Place Food Pantry is here. ”  The organization re-opened the Food Pantry as a free choice model in April and is already seeing positive feedback from neighbors.  

The Caring Place Food Pantry at 2000 Railroad Avenue will be open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM. The Food Pantry will be closed on Thursdays beginning in May to conduct remote food distribution. At this time, households may visit the Food Pantry once a month. Food Pantry participants with an updated Food Pantry card will check-in at the Food Pantry’s entrance at 2000 Railroad Avenue to receive food.  If you do not have an updated Food Pantry card, please visit the Programs & Services porch entrance at 2001 Railroad Avenue to enroll in the program or update your card. The Fresh Food for Families program serves produce from the drive-through on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday of the month from 9 AM - 10 AM. 

Programs & Services at 2001 Railroad Avenue is open Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM. Financial Assistance for those in The Caring Place service area includes rent, mortgage, utilities, transportation (including gas), emergency dental, and prescription assistance with verifiable proof of crisis. You can find additional information using the Get Help icon on The Caring Place website or at caringplacetx.org/gethelp. 

Additional Hours at The Caring Place include:

  • The Shops at The Caring Place Thrift Store at 2000 Railroad Avenue:  Mon-Sat, 10 AM - 4 PM.
  • Second Helping Thrift Store at 3700 Williams Drive: Tues-Sat, 10 AM - 4 PM.
  • Furniture Pick Up:  Appointments are made by calling 512-943-0711 and leaving a message. View the pick-up area at caringplacetx.org/donatemystuff.

The Caring Place service area includes Georgetown, Andice, Bartlett, Florence, Granger, Jarrell, Jonah, Schwertner, Walburg, Weir, and the portion of Hutto that lies within the Georgetown Independent School District. If you have any questions, please visit The Caring Place website at caringplacetx.org or call us at 512-943-0700, Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM.

ABOUT THE CARING PLACE

Since 1985, The Caring Place has provided for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way.  The Caring Place is a community-based, community-supported, and community-serving organization. 

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