Brown Bag

Addressing the dilemma that many senior citizens face between the cost of essentials and the limits of income is the goal of the Food Pantry’s “Brown Bag” program. Aimed at low income seniors, the Pantry regularly provides supplemental supplies of nutritious food and hygiene supplies.

Brown Bag members enjoy a monthly bag of nutritious groceries on the third Thursday of each month and weekly supplemental food items throughout the month. BCEFP, in cooperation with area retailers, provides an assortment of fresh breads, baked goods, fruits, vegetables and meats on a first come, first serve basis between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. every week on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.

Learn about The Facts Behind Senior Hunger, from our partner, Aging In Place.

Eligibility: The applicant must be a low-income Bastrop County resident 55 years of age or older and receiving Social Security and/or SSI benefits.

Application Process: No appointment needed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-3:30pm. Spanish translation available.

Program Fees: None


  • Proof of identification (a photo ID such as driver’s license, State-issued ID card, or Passport)
  • A current utility bill or other proof of Bastrop County residency
  • Proof of all household income and of current year Social Security and/or SSI monthly income (award letter or direct deposit bank statement)
  • Contact Program Manager, Beverly Anderson, for more information