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.
Most open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and freely accessible to all, removing barriers to food access.
Free-standing, weather-proof, and conveniently located
Maintenance and up keep provided by Community First.
No cost, no registration, no sign-up
Take what is needed and give back what and when you can.
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
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:
Macaroni and cheese
Dry Baby Food and diapers
Canned lunch meats
Pop top food items
Soap & Shampoo
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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
Need additional help or resources near you? Visit CommunityFirstResources.com.