Food Pantry


Food Drive Fun

The Serving Center food pantry is always in need of food and must rely on the community for supplemental food drives. The Serving Center is a partner agency of the Central Texas Food Bank, which serves 250+ food pantries in Central Texas. Because the CTFB does not have enough inventory to meet all of the needs of the Serving Center food pantry to accommodate the number of families being served, your food drive is instrumental in helping many, many families. The food pantry processed more than a million pounds of food in 2017.

Tips to Get Started

• Select your dates. A two-week period works well.
• Select a location to collect the food. The Serving Center loans its food collection barrels.
• Promote your food drive. The Serving Center shares its logo and flyers.
• Collecting cash is easier than collecting food. The Serving Center stretches cash donations by paying $.10 per pound at the CTFB.
• Deliver your food to the Serving Center.
Let us know when you are coming, and we’ll give you a tour of the food pantry.

Most Needed Items to Collect

• Canned vegetables ~ corn and green beans are the most popular
• Canned fruit
• Canned soup
• Top Ramen
• Peanut Butter
• Macaroni ‘n cheese
• Canned meat and tuna
• Pasta ~ spaghetti, macaroni
• Rice and pinto beans
• Cereal
• Toilet paper
• Diapers

Fresh Food for Families

This food distribution is conducted on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday of each month. This is a great opportunity for volunteer groups ~ youth groups, businesses, church groups, schools. The distribution is conducted outside from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Community Gardens

The Serving Center operates 34 community gardens that teach client families how to grow their own vegetables and also produce fresh vegetables for the food pantry.