refuge mobile food pantry


  • Refuge Mobile Food Pantry is an program of The Refuge Corporation. The Pantry is an agency of the Central Texas Food Bank and partners with Feeding America
  • People struggling with hunger live in every type of community, and it’s our job at the Refuge Mobile Food Pantry to make sure they have the food they need to thrive. Our Mobile Pantry Program is designed to provide a flexible food assistance resource in locations that don’t have access to traditional resources
  • The Food distributions remove barriers which prevent access to unserved or underserved communities, and do so efficiently with an air of care and dignity. By providing an emphasis on healthy and nutritional food such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats to needy communities, they help combat obesity

Locations for the Mobile Food Pantry Program are selected based upon the need in a given neighborhood, as judged by the number of children from that neighborhood who qualify for free lunch at their local school. Typically, clients served go home with an average of 2 to 4 produce items weighing up to 20 lbs, plus other grocery items weighting 40-50lbs Sample Mobile Food Pantry items include:
  • Assorted fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Frozen meat, including lean cuts of beef, pork, and chicken
  • Prepared meats, including bacon, franks, and cold cuts
  • USDA / commodities, ranging from canned vegetables and fruit, cold cereal, to meat or other protein items
  • An assortment of bread and bakery products
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we have temporarily switched all of our mobile pantries to a “drive-thru” distribution. We will ask that people being served remain in their vehicles and unlock their trunk or backseat so our volunteers can safely place a prepackaged food box or bag there. If you are not in a vehicle, you can simply walk through the distribution line while practicing social distancing. Clients will be asked their last name, zip code, and household size. All other sign in procedures have been temporarily waived.