More Food Resources

If you are unable to find what you are looking for on the Feed ATX forum, there are other resources that may be helpful.

If You Need to Find Food

To find food donations or resources near you, call 2-1-1 or visit connectatx.com. You can also search for a convenient food pantry location through the Central Texas Food Bank website. You can also find local and national food resources, including food pantries, government food benefits, hot meals and food delivery services through Aunt Bertha.

Homelessness food resources
There are food resources available to people experiencing homelessness. Learn more about the EAT Initiative.

Financial assistance
SNAP benefits provide financial assistance for groceries. If you have a limited income, you may qualify for these benefits. Learn more about qualifying for SNAP Benefits.

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program provides financial assistance for qualifying groceries, nutrition education, and other services. These services are available to pregnant women and women with young children. Learn more about WIC benefits.

If You Run A Business and Want to Donate Food

Liability Protection
The Good Samaritan Food Donation Act provides legal protection for those wanting to donate food. If you are concerned about your legal liability, learn more about how the Act protects you and your business.

Tax Deductions
Tax deductions are available to businesses that donate food. Read about the qualifications and benefits.

Donation Guidelines
If you are a business owner or manager that is ready to support your community through food donations, read rules and best-practices for donating and handling surplus food.

Start Making Donations

Schedule a food donation with Central Texas Food Bank or get help with donation logistics through Keep Austin Fed.

SFC POP-UP GROCERY PROJECT

To provide relief to low-income residents during COVID-19, Sustainable Food Center, in partnership with Foodshed Investors and with funding by the City of Austin, announces the Neighborhood Pop-Up Grocery pilot project.

This project will convert closed restaurant dining rooms— In areas of Austin with high barriers to food access— into neighborhood pop-up grocery markets.

Participating businesses will receive high-quality meat, dairy, vegetables, fruits, and dry goods (much of which will be purchased from local farmers and ranchers) at no cost, and then sell these products to their local community at a low price point while retaining all proceeds.

This project model allows local restaurants to generate additional revenue and retain key staff while increasing food shopping options for low-income families and supports local farmers by purchasing up food that may have otherwise gone to waste during the pandemic.

These pop-up groceries will be less crowded and require less travel than traditional full-service grocery stores, all the while keeping Austinites’ food dollars in the local economy at a critically important time. This solution aims to make it easier for low-income families to buy healthy food safely and affordably.

Pop-up groceries are available during restaurant operating hours. See below for current locations and times.

BECOME A PARTICIPATING BUSINESS!

We’re looking for additional locations! Contact Hallie Casey to learn how your business can participate.

HCasey@sustainablefoodcenter.org