We all have different food needs as we grow older and affording the right foods can be a challenge. But with your Food Bank by your side, Central Texans of any age can be on the right track to healthy eating.
During the Summer
When school's over for the summer it can be an expensive time for many families. Any child age 18 and under can visit a summer meal sites to receive free meals, snacks and participate in fun activities. They don't need an ID or a reservation. Just come to the table. To find a site near you see our SFSP page, or call 211 or text FoodTX to 877-877.
We make it easy for kids to practice healthy eating habits after the school day has ended. At Kids Cafe sites, children attending enrichment and after-school programs at area schools and other programs can also get free, nutritious meals. At select sites, kids can receive a backpack filled with easy-to-prepare food they need for the weekend.
Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE) (55+)
Receive services, socialize, and relax with seniors age 55 and older just like you. We invite you to join us at our monthly HOPE distribution sites where you can take home a 15- to 20-pound bag of groceries especially created for the needs of our older neighbors. Eligibility guidelines are available here. View the monthly calendar.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) (60+)
Each CSFP participant receives a free monthly box of 25 to 30 pounds of groceries. Although exact contents vary, every box includes cereals, juices, proteins, peanut butter or dry beans, milk, grains, cheese, and canned fruits and vegetables. Seniors age 60 and older who meet the eligibility guidelines are welcome to apply at a CSFP distribution. You may request a paper application on site or download an application to complete beforehand. Please bring proof of ID and income from the list of approved documents. Qualifying seniors will begin receiving boxes or be added to a waiting list, depending on current enrollment. View the monthly calendar.