refuge mobile food pantry

  • Refuge Mobile Food Pantry is an program of The Refuge Corporation. The Pantry is an agency of the Central Texas Food Bank and partners with Feeding America
  • People struggling with hunger live in every type of community, and it’s our job at the Refuge Mobile Food Pantry to make sure they have the food they need to thrive. Our Mobile Pantry Program is designed to provide a flexible food assistance resource in locations that don’t have access to traditional resources
  • The Food distributions remove barriers which prevent access to unserved or underserved communities, and do so efficiently with an air of care and dignity. By providing an emphasis on healthy and nutritional food such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats to needy communities, they help combat obesity

Locations for the Mobile Food Pantry Program are selected based upon the need in a given neighborhood, as judged by the number of children from that neighborhood who qualify for free lunch at their local school. Typically, clients served go home with an average of 2 to 4 produce items weighing up to 20 lbs, plus other grocery items weighting 40-50lbs Sample Mobile Food Pantry items include:
  • Assorted fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Frozen meat, including lean cuts of beef, pork, and chicken
  • Prepared meats, including bacon, franks, and cold cuts
  • USDA / commodities, ranging from canned vegetables and fruit, cold cereal, to meat or other protein items
  • An assortment of bread and bakery products

Mobile food pantry in Action

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Matthew 25:35