Who We Are


We Are The Round Rock Area Service Center

We are a Texas non-profit corporation, also known as the Serving Center, carries out a community-wide mission of churches, other organizations and individuals serving human needs in the City of Round Rock and surrounding areas.

Services provided include a food pantry, clothing & furniture vouchers, Computers for Kids, community gardens, Keep Round Rock Warm, The Volunteer Center, adult computer classes in English & Spanish, a charity thrift store, and financial assistance for utilities, rent, prescriptions, transportation, and temporary lodging.

“Treasures Charity Resale Shop & Boutique” is a clothing and furniture thrift store that is open to the public. Clients shop with vouchers for clothing and furniture. Revenue from sales supports the food pantry and social service programs. Donations of clothing, books, furniture, and appliances are needed! For furniture pick up, call 244-2431.

In 2017, the Serving Center assisted a total of 46,022 underprivileged, low-income people and families-in-crisis from 12,458 households with food and financial assistance. The food pantry filled a total of 11,649 food vouchers, and a total of 21,615 households were served from the food distribution programs The caseload and food pantry experienced a 5% increase over 2016.

SINCE 1986.


Click on any year to learn more about our history.

Churches create Round Rock Area Serving Center and set up temporary office at St Williams Catholic Church. Offices will move from St Williams Catholic Church to American Legion Hall basement to Vera Bloomer’s home until a permanent location is found.

Serving Center is incorporated on April 8, 1987

Property at 1099 E Main Street is made available by Lutheran Social Services, and Lutheran Social Services donates a portable building. Palm Valley Lutheran Church pays for the permit fees, plumbing costs, and transportation costs for the building.

Serving Center assists 2,000 families.

Methodist Men from First United Methodist Church and Kiwanis Club build 12×24 storage building, which later becomes the food pantry.

First full-time Executive Director hired.

Land at 1099 E Main Street is donated by TriSun Healthcare.

Ground breaking for construction of new facility.

Ribbon cutting for new 13,000 sq foot facility. Treasures thrift stores open.

First full-time Case Manager social worker is hired with grant funding. Serving Center is assisting 950 households per month.

Due to economic downturn, caseload skyrockets by 45%.

Caseload increases over 2008 by 19%. The Volunteer Center becomes a program of the Round Rock Area Serving Center after the Round Rock Volunteer Center is dissolved.

Serving Center purchases railroad easement of .88 acres.  Serving Center celebrates 25th anniversary on April 8th, and launches the 25th Anniversary Capital Campaign to raise $250,000.  Land loan for railroad easement is paid off.

Serving Center is awarded $50,000 grant from Meadows Foundation and $245,000 from St David’s Foundation for capital campaign.  Building mortgage is paid off.  Serving Center is assisting 1,100 households per month.


These are the people that make it happen at the Round Rock Area Service Center along with our awesome volunteers.

Lori Scott
Executive Director

Matthew Mehlow
Food Pantry and Facilities Manager

Cynthia Flores
Case Manager

Judy Vanover
Administrative Assistant

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Jen Jones
Program Manager of The Volunteer Center

Susan Dotson
The Volunteer Center Assistant

Cory Aiken
Store and Receiving Manager

Roberta Miller
Saturday Manager

Ed Thomas
Saturday Manager

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Art Cardenas
Bryant Smith
Cady Clark
George Keller
Greg Rabaey
Laura Fragoso
Lori Scott
Mark Dankis
Marty Gibson
Michael Laing
Mike Freeman
Molly McGuire
Stacie Bryan
Tim Kriegel
Tony Pitts

Our Members

The Serving Center has a membership of churches and businesses.

Baha’i Faith of Round Rock
Blooming Consulting
Celebration Church
Central Baptist Church
Cityview Bible Church
Community Christian Church
CrossWalk Church
First Baptist Church
First Texas Bank
First United Methodist Church
Free Life Fellowship
Freedom Church
Free Souls Church
Good Hope Missionary Baptist
Grace Lutheran Church

Grace Presbyterian Church
Greater Round Rock West NA
Hill County Bible Church Austin
King of Kings Lutheran Church
Life Church
Life Connection Church
New Hope Christian Church
Oasis Church
One Way Baptist Church
Palm Valley Lutheran Church
Peace of Christ Church
Round Rock Christian Church
Round Rock Church of Christ
Round Rock Presbyterian Church
Shoreline Christian Center
St.John Vianney Catholic Church

St.Philip’s United Methodist Church
St.Richard’s Episcopal Church
St.William’s Catholic Church
The Fellowship Round Rock
True Life Fellowship
Union State Bank
Wells Branch Community Church

The Round Rock Serving Center collaborates with different organizations to support our community:

Footprints The Footprints Ministry’s  mission is to serve children dealing with grief in a Christian based environment that is safe and accepting of all emotions and to help the child identify and begin to understand and deal with the emotions regarding the loss. Read More

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