COVID-19 Food Assistance

Despite COVID-19, the Brazos Valley Food Bank (BVFB) plans to remain open, as do the majority of our food distribution partners (at this time). You matter!

Please keep reading for FAQ.

SNAP benefits help people buy the food they need for good health

You can contact the Brazos Valley Food Bank for help applying for:

  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • Medicaid
  • CHIP
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

For free, no cost help in applying for SNAP call 979-779-3663 ext. 105 and ask for Cheryl Butler.
Because we value your safety, applications will be done via telephone.*

Are Food Pantries still open?  

New Openings/Re-Openings:

Brazos Church Pantry will temporarily serve Grimes and Burleson County residents, as well as Brazos County residents.

Christian Community Service Center (Navasota) – re-opening March 31st. Tues/Thurs  9am - Noon drive thru distribution.  Call the day before to verify openings (936) 825-7454

Beginning Monday, 3/23, Salvation Army will be open to serve those affected by COVID Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 9a-4p; Friday 9a-2p; Regular food pantry (non-COVID) Wed. 9-3:30p or until they run out

The following pantries are closed:

Fresh Food (Produce) Drops

Teen Challenge Food drop (Brenham) - as of 03/20/2020 to 04/03/2020

Food Pantries

Caldwell Christian Care - closed until April 7th (at least), as of 3/18/2020

The Boys & Girls Club of the Brazos Valley (Bryan) - closed until further notice

Wellborn Food Expo (College Station) - closed until further notice


Click here for a list of all Public BVFB Food Distributions


Is the Food Bank doing anything while school is out?

Yes, emergency food boxes have been/are being delivered to the following schools:

  • Anderson Shiro ISD
  • Bremond ISD
  • Brenham ISD
  • Burton ISD
  • Caldwell ISD
  • College Station ISD
  • Iola ISD
  • Navasota ISD
  • North Zulch ISD
  • Snook ISD

Is there anything new that I need to know about getting food assistance?

  • Mobile Food Pantries will be drive through only.  This is for everyone’s safety
  • Food Pantries in buildings will distribute differently – they may only allow one household inside at a time; they may bring your food out to your car and do paperwork through the car window.  Other differences like this may happen – for your safety.  Please be flexible. 
  • Volunteer should be wearing gloves


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