Community First

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

      We are always looking for new locations where our Food Pantries could benefit community members. If your organization would like to house a Food Pantry on its grounds, please fill out our Food Pantry Request Form.

      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, including:

      Peanut butter

      Cereal

      Beans

      Rice

      Macaroni and cheese

      Dry Baby Food and diapers

      Canned lunch meats

      Pet food

      Pop top food items

      Soap & Shampoo

      Deodorant

      Toothbrush/ Toothpaste

      School Supplies

      Small Toys

      Sunscreen

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      How YOU CAN help

      There are several ways in which you can help.

      Food Insecurity: Other Resources

      While our goal is for every Community First Food Pantry to be fully stocked, we cannot guarantee 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

      Need Additional Help or Resources? Visit CommunityFirstResources.com

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