Emergency Assistance

Natural disaster, loss of home, loss of a family member, loss of employment, major health set-back… all put immense pressure on all of us. Sustaining ourselves through such a crisis and restoring equilibrium and self-sufficiency takes time and a support network.

The Food Pantry serves as in recovery for individuals and families experiencing hunger…with a program that encompasses as needed emergency food, counseling and referrals and assistance in applying for benefits under the Texas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”).

 

Eligibility: An applicant must be a Bastrop County resident at least 18 years of age, a head of household and in need of food because an emergency:

  • Lost, stolen or delayed income check
  • Natural disaster, such as fire and flood
  • Illness, loss of job or unemployability
  • No other support services are presently available to address food needs
  • Homeless

Intake Process at the Food Pantry office is required. Households may visit the Food Pantry once every 45 days.

Application Process: Walk-ins are welcomed, no appointment needed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m.). Spanish translation available. If seeking SNAP application assistance, please call beforehand to ensure that a staff member is available to assist.

Program Fees: None

Documents:

  • Proof of identification (a photo i.d. such as driver’s license or student or work identification) If you are homeless, please inform the staff.
  • A recent utility bill or other proof of Bastrop County residency
  • The household is 185% below the federal poverty guideline or a household that has a crisis situation.

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.