In Bell County, hunger affects our most vulnerable neighbors —kids, seniors, veterans and working families. There are more than 62,000 individuals, or 18.7 percent of residents, facing hunger.
The Central Texas Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas, including Bell County.
Bell County residents who need food assistance can get help at one of the Central Texas Food Bank’s pantry partners located in Killeen, Belton, Temple, Nolanville, Salado and Harker Heights. Individuals can find a pantry near them by clicking here.
In addition to our partner food pantries in Bell County, families in need can also get help at the Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry distributions:
- Holy Temple Church: every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
- Ferguson Park: every fourth Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
We have also partnered with the Temple VA Clinic for a monthly, veteran-only food distribution. Veterans and veteran families who need food assistance can attend our Mobile Food Pantry distributions every fourth Thursday from 9-11 a.m. at the Temple VA Clinic.
For the most up-to-date schedule information on our Mobile Food Pantry distributions, please call our hotline at 512-684-2559.
Individuals seeking food assistance at a pantry partner or Mobile Pantry will receive food at no cost. When you arrive, you will be asked to fill out a basic form declaring that you need help with food.
Please bring a food cart or several reusable bags to take your food to your final destination. Be sure to ask how often you may visit or use services.
If you need assistance finding a pantry near you, please give us a call at 512-282-2111. For more information on other resources the Food Bank provides, click here.