Emergency Assistance

POLICY UPDATE! We are now serving clients every 30 days instead of every 45!  

Natural disaster, loss of home, loss of a family member, loss of employment, major health set-back… puts immense pressure on all of us. It takes time and a support network to sustain ourselves through such a crisis and restore our equilibrium. The Food Pantry is there to support you in this time of crisis. 

The Food Pantry assists in the recovery of individuals and families experiencing hunger with a program that encompasses as needed emergency food, financial assistance for utilities, counseling and referrals, and assistance in applying for benefits under the Texas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”).




Eligibility: An applicant must be a Bastrop County resident at least 18 years of age, a head of household and in need of food because an emergency:

  • The household is 185% below the federal poverty guideline or a household that has a crisis situation
  • Lost, stolen or delayed income check or SNAP benefits
  • Natural disaster, such as fire and flood
  • Illness, loss of income or disability
  • No other support services are presently available to address food needs
  • Homeless

Intake Process at the Food Pantry office is required at each visit. Eligible Households may receive repeat emergency food assistance after 30 days.

Intake Process: Walk-ins are welcomed.  No appointment needed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m.). Spanish translation available. 

Assistance is available on the 1st Thursday of the month by appointment only.

SNAP application assistance is available by appointment only.

Documents Requested At Each Visit:

  • Proof of identification (a photo ID such as driver’s license or State-issued ID card; or passport, foreign consulate ID, or a birth certificate)
  • A current utility bill or other official business mail as proof of Bastrop County residency. If you are homeless, please inform the the Intake Coordinator