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Food Access Resources in Central Texas During COVID-19

Updated March 27th

With the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic setting in, we have compiled a list of food access resources for our Central Texas community. From farmers' markets, CSA's, delivery options, and everything in between, we will continually update this blog with a list of ways you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table at home.

Farmers' Markets

PREORDERS AND PICKUPS AVAILABLE AT SFC FARMERS’ MARKETS

CSA's

CSA's now closed to new registrations

  • MRC New Leaf Agriculture: Now closed for new sign-ups.

  • Johnson’s Backyard Garden: Due to overwhelming demand, they are no longer able to accept new sign-ups at this time.

  • Green Gate Farms: Spring CSA vegetable season is full, but they do have weekly and biweekly shares available for othe Summer Season.

Restaurants and prepared food producers:

More lists on other sites:

Central Texas Food Pickup and Delivery

Austin Food Delivery Services:

  • Lettuce Networks: Austin-based meal kit delivery with local, sustainable ingredients.

  • Prep to your door: Austin-based, work with farmers like Johnson's Backyard Garden to prepare and deliver healthy meals.

  • Snackshare: 100% locally sourced, full-service grocery delivery to home selected zip codes.

Delivery services now closed to new members:

Access Points for Low-Income Families:

Local school districts are providing meals for their students. All others should call 211 for information on where to access emergency food resources. Visit the City of Austin COVID-19 website for up-to-date information.

  • Double Up Food Bucks at various Farmers’ Markets

  • Central Texas Food Bank

  • School Meals Information (all of Texas)

  • AISD Food Services

  • Del Valle ISD Food Services: March 16 - Letter from Superintendent regarding school closures. Food delivery options for students.

  • El Buen: Food pantry, currently operating during regular hours open on Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-12 pm.

  • Hope Food Pantry: Currently implementing a no-contact, curbside mode of distribution on Thursday, Friday, and first Saturday of each month from 9 am - 10:30 am.

  • Meals on Wheels: Delivering food to Central Texas seniors.

  • To search for food pantries, Aunt Bertha has created FindHelp.org, a free social services search platform available in any language (Google translation). To search, select your preferred language, add your zip code, select the category "food" and subcategory "food pantries." To help Spanish speakers and/or low literacy people you can follow instructions using Spanish instructions food pantries.

  • USDA Hunger Number: If you require food during the COVID-19 pandemic contact the UDSA National Hunger Hotline: 1-866-3-HUNGRY
  • Use ConnectATX from the United Way to find food and other resources in the Greater Austin community.

If you are looking to donate food, contact 512-222-7769 or fill out this online survey. Central Texas Food Bank, Keep Austin Fed, and Save the Food Austin are pooling resources to get this food to those in need in our community.

Currently Closed, but subject to change:

Do you have more to add to this list? Email us and we'll add it in!