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Food Program Details

The Caring Place is here to help. If you live in our service area and need supplemental groceries, please come in during our office hours. For individuals and families needing food only, bringing documentation is not required, all information is self-declared

Food Pantry Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Qualifying families can visit the Food Pantry at 2000 Railroad Avenue once per month.

The Caring Place Food Pantry

This assistance is available to all individuals and families with a need in our service area

  • Food Pantry is a "Free Choice Model," meaning you may select a designated number of items from each category.  This allows households to bring home the items their family will best be able to utilize.
  • The Food Pantry is closed on Thursdays.
  • Neighbors must ensure they have an updated Food Pantry Card each year.  You can do that across the street at 2001 Railroad Avenue.

Fresh Food For Families

Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB) in Austin provides fresh fruits and vegetables which are distributed by The Caring Place.

  • Area families are invited to access this program on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 10:00 a.m.
  • Food is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Check our website calendar or Facebook for changes due to holidays or closures.
  • The distribution is a drive-through program at the south entrance at 2000 Railroad Avenue.
  • The variety of fruit and produce varies.
  • Participants must have a Food Pantry card which can be obtained from 2001 Railroad Avenue, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

HOPE (Healthy Options Program for the Elderly)

The purpose of the Healthy Options Program for  the Elderly (HOPE) is to reduce hunger among low-income seniors age 55 and older by providing them with free monthly distributions of nutritious food.  Each month, HOPE clients receive 15-20 pounds of shelf-stable grocery items to supplement their diets. 

  • The Caring Place distributes HOPE to those eligible people living in our service area.
  • A short application is required annually to participate in this age and income or crisis based program.
  • Self-declaration of name, address, number in family, age and basis for eligibility (income/crisis) is needed.

This program is made available through our partnership with Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB) in Austin.  Please call 512-943-0700 for participation information at The Caring Place.


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