Find help at food distribution locations, pantries & assistance programs in Houston

Courtesy of Houston Food Bank

Reach out for relief by dropping by these food distribution locations and pantries, or enrolling for nutrition assistance at national and local programs available in the Greater Houston area.

If times are tough and you’re an individual or family in need of food, there are many organizations around the city of Houston and beyond that are here to help.

We’ve compiled national and local programs, food distribution sites, food pantries, and other resource programs available through nonprofit organizations, local governments, ministries and more that want to help provide nutritional needs to those in crisis. Scroll down to find the resources nearest you.

National Food Assistance Programs

Courtesy of Houston Food Bank

Local Food Assistance Programs & Services

Food Finders & Assistance Resources

These resources help to connect those in need with nearby food distribution sites or other community services based on their essential needs.

Food Distribution Sites & Pantries in Houston

These resources are food distribution sites, food pantries and other food assistance resources found in Houston.

Food Distribution Sites & Pantries Outside Houston

These resources are food distribution sites, food pantries and other food services available through organizations outside the city of Houston.

Food & Essential Needs Programs Requiring Client Appointments

In order to access these food assistance programs, those in need will be required to complete an appointment or screen for eligibility. Different conditions apply so be sure to check each organization’s requirements.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.