Emergency Assistance

COVID-19 Update: All clients will receive pre-packaged food boxes at the door (including whole grains) in order to maintain a safe distribution process.

Natural disaster, loss of home, loss of a family member, loss of employment, major health set-back… all put immense pressure on all of us. Sustaining ourselves through such a crisis and restoring equilibrium and self-sufficiency takes time and a support network.

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

Download 2020 Program Calendar here.



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 45 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