Help for Kids

We all have different food needs as we grow. But with your Food Bank by your side, Central Texans of any age can be on the right track to healthy eating.

Find a Meal Site Near You

This school year, we are providing free, weekly meal packs to children ages 18 and under. Stop by to pick up supper and snack for the entire week, plus breakfast and lunch for the weekend!

Parent/guardians picking up meals for children with no child present – please be prepared to present one of the following:

  • Official letter/email from school listing children enrolled
  • Individual student report cards
  • Attendance record from parent portal of school website
  • Birth certificate for children not in school
  • Student ID cards

Regular Weekly Schedule

The following locations are offering Afterschool Meals:

Montopolis Recreation Center
1200 Montopolis Dr., Austin, TX 78741
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

South Austin Recreation Center
1100 Cumberland Dr., Austin, TX 78704
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Dittmar Recreation Center
1009 W. Dittmar Rd., Austin, TX 78745
Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Dove Springs Recreation Center
5801 Ainez Dr.,  Austin, TX 78744
Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Turner Roberts Recreation Center
7201 Colony Loop Dr., Austin, TX 78724
Wednesday:  1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Givens Recreation Center
3811 E 12th St., Austin, TX 78721
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Sierra Vista Apartments
4320 S Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78745
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sierra Ridge Apartments
201 W St Elmo Rd., Austin, TX 78745
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

El Buen Samaritano
7000 Woodhue Dr., Austin, TX 78745
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Schedule

For the weeks of November 23 through November 27, December 21 through December 25 and December 28 through January 1, only.

South Austin Recreation Center
1100 Cumberland Dr., Austin, TX 78704
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Foundation Communities - Sierra Vista
4320 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

El Buen Samaritano - Cancelled

Givens Recreation Center
3811 E 12th St., Austin, TX 78721
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Turner Roberts Recreation Center
7201 Colony Loop Dr., Austin, TX 78724
Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Foundation Communities - Sierra Ridge
201 W St Elmo Rd., Austin, TX 78745
Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dittmar Recreation Center
1009 W Dittmar Rd., Austin, TX 78745
Monday: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Dittmar Recreation Center will be CLOSED on December 28th. There will be no kids' meal distribution that day.)

Montopolis Recreation Center
1200 Montopolis Dr., Austin, TX 78741
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center
5801 Ainez Dr., Austin, TX 78744
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Find a meal site using Find Food Now. You can also call 2-1-1, text FOODTX to 877-877 for help locating a site near you.

More Information

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).