Our food services ensure people have healthy food as they rebuild their lives.
Caritas of Austin’s Food programs build physical wellbeing as people are transitioning out of homelessness. Hunger is an important issue in our community. In Travis County, nearly 20% of households are food insecure, meaning they lack consistent and reliable access to adequate, nutritious food. Together with our other services, food assistance builds a strong foundation as people work toward their life goals.
Our Food Programs
Caritas of Austin provides a free, nutritious lunch to individuals Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch in Caritas’ Community Kitchen may be the only meal someone eats on a given day. The Community Kitchen is primarily volunteer-operated – consider signing up to volunteer.
The Caritas Pantry provides take-home groceries to our clients. When you are struggling to make ends meet and must choose between putting food on the table and paying the electric bill, weekly groceries bring great relief to families.
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Community Kitchen Diner
Support Through Food Donations
The Caritas Community Kitchen and Pantry rely on food donations from the community. If you are interested in donating food or hosting a food drive, click here.
If you would like more information, please contact Tanya Greenough at firstname.lastname@example.org.