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Food Pantry

Our Community First Food Pantries are designed to provide members of our community who are facing food insecurity essential non-perishable items in accessible and trusted locations throughout San Antonio and surrounding counties.

Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Community First Food Pantries is to help in the fight against food insecurity by supplying food and other items without barriers for those in immediate need while acting as a catalyst, inspiring others to give alongside us. 

Our vision is a Community First Food Pantry in every local community, so those in need can access food and other items when needed.

What is a Community First Food Pantry?

Our Food Pantries are designed with several unique features to help achieve our mission and vision.

Food Pantry 24/7 Access

24/7 access

Most open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and freely accessible to all, removing barriers to food access.

Food Pantry 24/7 Access

Free-standing, weather-proof, and conveniently located

Maintenance and up keep provided by Community First.

Food Pantry 24/7 Access

No cost, no registration, no sign-up

Take what is needed and give back what and when you can.

Conveniently located

Helping communities where people may be affected by food insecurity.

Working with key community partners

Collaborating with schools, public libraries, civic organizations, businesses, churches and other groups to facilitate donations and bring Community First Food Pantries to their communities.

Where are Community First Food Pantries located?

Outdoor Food Pantry

Outdoor Food Pantry

Outdoor Food Pantry

Indoor Food Pantry

      Adopt a Community First Food Pantry

      Community First Health Plans has installed food pantries across South Central Texas, and you or your organization have the opportunity to fight food insecurity in your community by adopting one!

      What does adopting a pantry look like?

      • Commit to visiting and stocking a pantry on a regular basis
      • Fill your pantry with non-perishable goods and other essential items like hygiene products, clothes, school supplies,
      • Report data from the door counter placed inside your pantry
      • Inform Community First of any damage or maintenance issues that may need addressing

      What is the process to adopt a pantry?

      • View the map of our currently installed pantries and find one near you
      • Fill out the form linked below with you/your organization’s information as well as the pantry you would like to adopt
      • Community First will contact you to confirm your pantry adoption and provide additional information

      Adopting a Community First Food Pantry will be a great philanthropic effort and team-building activity for you or your organization, and your generous commitment can help relieve the effects of food insecurity in San Antonio and beyond.

      What items can I find / donate to a
      Community First Food Pantry?

      Our goal is to provide community members access to non-perishable food and other items (ENG | SPN), including:

      Peanut butter




      Macaroni and cheese

      Dry Baby Food and diapers

      Canned lunch meats

      Pet food

      Pop top food items

      Soap & Shampoo


      Toothbrush/ Toothpaste

      School Supplies

      Small Toys


      Get Started

      How YOU CAN help

      There are several ways in which you can help.

      • Stop by one of our Food Pantry locations when it’s convenient for you and drop off needed non-perishable donation(s)
      • Volunteer your site to house a Food Pantry by filling out the form below
      • Contact Us for other ways you can help

      Food Insecurity: Other Resources

      While our goal is for every Community First Food Pantry to be fully stocked, we cannot guarantee the availability of needed items.
      Please use the resources below if you or someone you know is in immediate need.

      • San Antonio Food Bank
      • 2-1-1 Texas
      • SNAP Food Benefits
      • Meals on Wheels
      • City of San Antonio Food Assistance Resources

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