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.

24/7 access

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 outdoors

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.

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?

Currently, our Food Pantries can be found at the following locations:

 

  • Church of God Northwest
  • 5914 Silvercrest, San Antonio, TX 78228 (established July 29, 2021)
  • Gardopia Gardens
    619 N New Braunfels Ave San Antonio, TX 78202 (established August 19, 2021)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas
    10843 Gulfdale Street San Antonio, TX 78216 (established September 20, 2021)

Church of God Northwest

(live 7/29)

Gardopia Gardens

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas

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

Tuna

Beans

Rice

Macaroni and cheese

Chili and soups

Baby food and diapers

Canned lunch meats

Pet food

Full meals (can/box)

Pop top food items

Get Started

How can I 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 your non-perishable donation(s). See a list of suggested items above.
  • Volunteer your site to house a Food Pantry.
  • 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 availability of needed items.

Please use the resources below if you or someone you know is in immediate need.

Visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for the latest vaccine information, updates, and frequently asked questions.

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