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!

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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.
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Because we value your safety, applications will be done via telephone.*

To request home delivered food for elderly and other high risk individuals:

Food Assistance Hotline (Free Food Delivery for Seniors and High-Risk individuals) - CALL 936-978-0823 - Hotline staff are available to help seniors request food delivery by phone
 
Brazos County: BVFB is partnering with Crowdsource Rescue to get food home delivered in Brazos County to homebound elderly and other high risk individuals during the Shelter in Place order. Visit Crowdsource Rescue to apply for home delivery.

Madison County: Call Sonshine Outreach Center at (936) 348-5282

Washington County: Call Bread Partners at (979) 836-1553

Faith Mission Call Center  1-800-845-8035

Call Center provides resources and assistance for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic:

• information regarding the virus, medical services, current declarations and executive orders

• volunteer opportunities

• other community services

• home delivered groceries for seniors over 60 who are sick or shut-in

Franklin ISD: Call Ferman Richards (Franklin Food Pantry) at (979) 676-0416

Distribution Partner Changes:

Anderson Food Pantry: Will only distribute in the morning 9am-12noon on the 1st Thursday of each month (no distribution in the evenings 5-7pm) until further notice.


Are Food Pantries still open?  

New Openings/Re-Openings:

The Boys & Girls Club of the Brazos Valley (Bryan) - REOPENING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6th

Wellborn Food Expo (College Station) - REOPENING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6th

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:

Food Pantries

The Bridge Ministries - Closed, will reopen the week of July 6th-12th

Fresh Food (Produce) Drops

Teen Challenge Food drop (Brenham) - Closed


Click here for a list of all Public BVFB Food Distributions

 

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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