Brown Bag

Open Enrollment – Now accepting new members age 55 and older. Receive a special Breakfast Brown Bag if you enroll by December 15, 2017!

Addressing the thin line that many senior citizens face between the cost of essentials and the limits of income is the goal of the Food Pantry’s “Brown Bag” program. Aimed at low income seniors, the Pantry regularly provides supplemental supplies of nutritious food and hygiene supplies.

Brown Bag members enjoy additional supplemental food items throughout the month. BCEFP, in cooperation with area retailers, provides an assortment of fresh breads, baked goods, fruits, vegetables and meats on a first come, first serve basis between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. every week on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.

Download Brown Bag Flyer here.

Eligibility: The applicant must be a low-income Bastrop County resident 55 years of age or older. Intake Process at the Pantry is required.

Application Process: Walk-ins are welcomed, no appointment needed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m.). Spanish translation available.

Program Fees: None

Documents:

  • Proof of all household gross income
  • Proof of identification (a photo ID such as driver’s license or student or work identification)
  • A recent utility bill or other proof of Bastrop County residency
  • Proof of income of Social Security and/or SSI income award letter, direct deposit bank statement)
  • Contact Program Manager, Katharine Gray, for more information

To get to the Food Pantry office:

From the intersection of TX 95 and TX 21 E: proceed west on Chestnut Street (Loop 150) toward downtown Bastrop. At the first cross street after the railroad tracks (Haysel), turn left and proceed one block to the intersection of Haysel and Pine Streets. Turn left onto Pine Street and proceed to the next cross street, just before the railroad tracks (Fayette Street). Turn right to the Food Pantry office on your right, in the middle of the block.

From the west, exit HWY 71 from Austin: take the Loop 150 exit, proceed on the service road to the second light (Loop 150/Chestnut), turn left under HWY 71 onto Loop 150 (Chestnut) and proceed in a northeast direction, through old downtown Bastrop, to the last cross street before railroad tracks (Haysel). Turn right onto Haysel and proceed one block to the intersection of Haysel and Pine Streets. Turn left onto Pine Street and proceed to the next cross street, just before the railroad tracks (Fayette Street). Turn right to the Food Pantry office on your right, in the middle of the block.

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Please call if you need further information: 512-303-0033. Documents may be sent by FAX to 512-321-4544.