Capital Area Food Bank


Resources for You

Your Right to Receive Food

When you get food from a Food Bank partner, you are entitled to these basic rights: 

  • to receive food and/or meals at no cost
  • to NOT be required to participate in a religious event, or pay dues as a condition of receiving food
  • to NOT be refused service or discriminated against based on your race, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation
  • to be treated with respect and dignity at all times
  • to NOT be required to show proof of income, identification, citizenship, driver's license, social security card, birth certificate, or any other documentation 

If you feel your rights have been violated, please contact us at 512-282-2111.

What to Expect When Visiting a Food Pantry, Food Distribution or Mobile Food Pantry

When you arrive, the agency representative will ask you to fill out a basic form to show that you live in the area and ask that you declare that you need help with food.

Consider bringing a food cart or several reusable bags to take your food to your final destination. Assistance may be limited. Be sure to ask how often you may visit or use services.

Many of our partners provide additional support services such as help paying for bills, job training, health services and help with transportation. You may be required to provide additional information to the agency to receive help.     

Is the weather bad? Is it a holiday? Call our hotline to see if any of our food distributions are cancelled:  512-684-2559.


Help with Food Stamps

Join the 3.5 million Texans stretching their budget with food stamps (SNAP). We can help you enroll in the program and make healthy food more affordable for you and your family. 



Eat Healthy

Start learning and discover free classes in your neighborhood.   



Help for Kids and Seniors

We provide good food choices for all stages of life. Discover our programs specially designed for every age.    



Career Phase:
  • No Requirement
Discharges Allowed:
  • No Minimum Discharge
Military Branch:
Programs for Family Members:
Service Counties:
  • Bastrop
  • Blanco
  • Williamson
  • Burnet
  • Caldwell
  • Hays
  • Travis
  • Bell
  • Coryell
  • Falls
  • Lampasas
  • McLennan
  • Milam
  • Gillespie
  • Llano
  • San Saba
  • Fayette
  • Lee
  • Freestone
  • Limestone
  • Mills
Services Category:
  • Basic - Food
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
  • No Disability Requirement
Vet Plus:
  • No Requirement