Open Arms

The Food Pantry’s “Open Arms” program provides a supplemental supply of nutritious food and hygiene items to low income individuals and families who are disabled.

Open Arms 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.

Download Open Arms Flyer here.

Eligibility: An applicant must be a Bastrop County resident under 55 years and receiving Social Security and/or SSI disability benefits.

Application Process: No appointment needed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m). 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 current year disability monthly income (Social Security Income and/or SSI Disability Income award letter, or direct deposit bank statement)
  • Contact Program Manager, Beverly Anderson for more information.