Food Assistance (Health & Social Services)

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Step 1.Getting Started

I am unable to purchase food or groceries at this time. How can I get help finding food?

  • The San Antonio Food Bank can help you find food through their mobile pantries, distribution centers, kids meal programs, and mega food distribution events. They can also help register you for other programs like SNAP that help you buy groceries.
  • If you are an at-risk senior who is unable to make your own meals, leave your home, or drive, Meals on Wheels may be able to deliver meals to your home.

Step 2.What you need to know

San Antonio Food Bank

The San Antonio Food Bank serves residents of the following counties:

  • Atascosa
  • Bandera
  • Bexar
  • Comal
  • Edwards
  • Frio
  • Guadalupe
  • Karnes
  • Kendall
  • Kerr
  • La Salle
  • Medina
  • Real
  • Uvalde
  • Wilson
  • Zavala

Meals on Wheels

If you are an older adult living in Bexar, Frio, and Atascosa Counties who has difficulty leaving your home, is unable to cook for yourself, and lack outside support you may be able to receive free meals. On a limited basis, disabled individuals under 60 may be eligible for meals if funding is available.

SNAP Food Benefits

SNAP helps people buy the food they need for good health. SNAP food benefits are put on to the Lone Star Card and can be used just like a credit card at any store that accepts SNAP. SNAP is for people who don’t have a lot of money as long as they meet program rules.

Step 3.How It Works

San Antonio Food Bank

In order to receive help from the San Antonio Food Bank, you will need to provide basic information like:

  • First and Last Name
  • Street address
  • Zipcode
  • Phone number
  • Number of residents in your household

If you want to apply for help buying groceries with SNAP, you may need to give other information like proof of income, bank statements, rent/mortgage expenses, and medical expenses.

Meals on Wheels

In order to receive help from Meals on Wheels, you will need to provide basic information such as:

  • First and Last Name
  • Home Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Phone number

Step 4.Complete Request

San Antonio Food Bank

Register or fill out a form for SNAP help

Check the website daily for updated information and registration openings.

The fastest way to seek help from the Food Bank is to call 210.431.8326.

Meals on Wheels

Get services from Meals on Wheels

Step 5.What Happens Next

San Antonio Food Bank

The Food Bank will contact you and let you know next steps in receiving your food.

Meals on Wheels

If qualified, Meals on Wheels will register you for meal delivery and let you know next steps in receiving your food.

Paper Form

This service is not available using a paper form.

Phone

Step 1.Getting Started

I am unable to purchase food or groceries at this time. How can I get help finding food?

  • The San Antonio Food Bank can help you find food through their mobile pantries, distribution centers, kids meal programs, and mega food distribution events. They can also help register you for other programs like SNAP that help you buy groceries.
  • If you are an at-risk senior who is unable to make your own meals, leave your home, or drive, Meals on Wheels may be able to deliver meals to your home.

Step 2.What you need to know

San Antonio Food Bank

The San Antonio Food Bank serves residents of the following counties:

  • Atascosa
  • Bandera
  • Bexar
  • Comal
  • Edwards
  • Frio
  • Guadalupe
  • Karnes
  • Kendall
  • Kerr
  • La Salle
  • Medina
  • Real
  • Uvalde
  • Wilson
  • Zavala

Meals on Wheels

If you are an older adult living in Bexar, Frio, and Atascosa Counties who has difficulty leaving your home, is unable to cook for yourself, and lack outside support you may be able to receive free meals. On a limited basis, disabled individuals under 60 may be eligible for meals if funding is available.

SNAP Food Benefits

SNAP helps people buy the food they need for good health. SNAP food benefits are put on to the Lone Star Card and can be used just like a credit card at any store that accepts SNAP. SNAP is for people who don’t have a lot of money as long as they meet program rules.

Step 3.How It Works

San Antonio Food Bank

In order to receive help from the San Antonio Food Bank, you will need to provide basic information like:

  • First and Last Name
  • Street address
  • Zipcode
  • Phone number
  • Number of residents in your household

If you want to apply for help buying groceries with SNAP, you may need to give other information like proof of income, bank statements, rent/mortgage expenses, and medical expenses.

Meals on Wheels

In order to receive help from Meals on Wheels, you will need to provide basic information such as:

  • First and Last Name
  • Home Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Phone number

Step 4.Complete Request

San Antonio Food Bank

Call 210.431.8326 between the business hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Meals on Wheels

Call 210.735.5115 between the business hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Step 5.What Happens Next

San Antonio Food Bank

The Food Bank will contact you and let you know next steps in receiving your food.

Meals on Wheels

If qualified, Meals on Wheels will register you for meal delivery and let you know next steps in receiving your food.

In Person

This service is not available in person. Please use Online or Phone.