Food Resources

Food Assistance

Emergency Food Access

Local food pantries and school districts are providing emergency food access in your community! If you are in need of food assistance, please call 211.

The 211 number is the place to send people to start if they are in need for food assistance. This number has information about other essential community services as well (rent, unemployment, etc.)

The above statement is the coordinated messaging coming from all partners working in emergency feeding, and can be found on the City of Austin general webpage.

 

ConnectATX from United Way

Centralized list of resources on emergency food access (curbside meals, food delivery, food pantries, school meals) and other food access connections (community gardens. centralized resources, food delivery, food pantries, low cost food, meals, nutrition education, paying for food). Includes extensive resources beyond food as well.

 

Central Texas Food Bank

 

They also have need for volunteers and more information on their response here: https://bit.ly/foodbankcovid 
 

The Central Texas Food Bank is exempt from Austin’s ‘Shelter in Place’ order, issued Tuesday, March 24, 2020. As an essential business providing food to nearly 46,000 people each week, we will remain open and accepting volunteers, in accordance with Order issued by the City of Austin. 
 

They’ve adjusted their volunteer shifts to maximize social distancing and are taking even more sanitary precautions than usual to minimize risks. If you’re healthy and not in a high-risk group, please consider helping out. Volunteers must sign up online prior to showing up to help out. 

 

 

 

 

Food Delivery/Pickup

 

CSAs/Produce (CSA = Community Supported Agriculture)

 

Local Meal Kits and more

 

Food Access Resources in Central Texas from the Sustainable Food Center

 

Farmer’s Markets

City of Austin and Travis County have officially mandated that Farmers’ Markets are an ‘essential service’ and can remain open to the public. They are all operating with new safety precautions for both sellers and shoppers.

As it currently stands, Texas Farmers’ Market at Lakeline on Saturdays 9am-1pm and Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller on Sundays 10am-2pm will continue to be open, with major adjustments to our operations in our efforts to keep our food safe and available to the communities we serve.

 

Restaurants

Takeout Tracker aims to track restaurants that are open during the Covid-19 health crisis.

https://www.takeouttracker.com/

 

Schools

Texas school meal finder:  https://txschools.gov/

Baylor University Collaborate on Hunger and Poverty includes school food resources for many ISDs around the state:  https://www.covid19txfoodresources.org/

Webpages and info from specific ISDs:

AISD: https://www.austinisd.org/coronavirus/meals

Bastrop ISD: https://www.bisdtx.org/Page/7374

Del Valle ISD: http://www.dvisd.net/2020/03/25/del-valle-isd-meal-delivery-pickup-plan/

Dripping Springs ISD: general updates found here:https://www.dsisdtx.us/coronavirus

Eanes ISD: email for required assistance to email found on: https://www.eanesisd.net/coronavirus

Elgin ISD: https://www.elginisd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=86&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=5444&PageID=1

Hays ISD: https://www.hayscisd.net/Page/11181

Leander ISD: Food service updates posted on http://support.leanderisd.org/support/covid-19/

Manor ISD: https://www.manorisd.net/Page/5291 (general COVID19 page)

Pflugerville ISD: http://www.pfisd.net/Page/7672

Round Rock ISD: https://news.roundrockisd.org/2020/03/18/round-rock-isd-to-provide-breakfast-and-lunch-for-students-during-school-closures/

San Marcos ISD: https://www.smcisd.net/Page/4273

KIPP Schools: https://kipptexas.org/march-22-update-for-kipp-texas-austin-families-600p/

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