The Brazos Valley Food Bank began the Mobile Food Pantry program in 2008 with the goal of bringing fresh, frozen and non-perishable food directly to food deserts - communities with inadequate access to nutritious foods needed to maintain a healthy diet. Currently, the Mobile Food Pantry provides 50-75 lbs. of food a month to approximately 250 food insecure households in Madison and Grimes Counties. To learn more about rural hunger, click here.
Mobile Food Pantries can operate inside a building or outside in the elements and utilize a system called Client Choice that allows individuals to pick the food they want. The flexibility of the structure of a Mobile Food Pantry means the distribution can occur where it is most needed, even if a physical building is not available, and when volunteers are available to run it. The Brazos Valley Food Bank’s current Mobile Food Pantries operate at the County Fairgrounds of each county, one inside and one outside.
The Brazos Valley Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantries are overseen by Food Bank staff and volunteers who determine individual eligibility for the program and help load food into the vehicles of those in need.
Volunteers are needed to setup, sign clients up, and hand out food. Click on “Get Involved” to learn more about how you can help at the Mobile Food Pantries.
Interested in learning more about Mobile Food Pantries? Email our Mobile Pantry Coordinator, Emily Van Horn, at firstname.lastname@example.org.