San Antonio Community Resource Directory
COVID-19 Notice

The Open Food Pantry is up and running, and we are preparing to open more of our services in a safe and healthy way for all of our families and volunteers.

The mission of West Avenue Compassion is to meet the immediate needs of our community while furnishing them the tools to move forward.

West Avenue Compassion started within its neighborhood. We asked the community what it needed and formed an organization to provide more than just immediate assistance. WAC offers programs to further develop its impact on the those around us so that they may stand proud on their own two feet and move forward! We've consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community!

Business Hours Monday*: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tuesday*: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday**: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *WAC is closed on all national holidays. **open on Senior Distribution days (First Thursday of each month)
Amy Aguinaga - Director
(210) 573-2847
COVID-19 Notice

The Open Food Pantry is up and running, and we are preparing to open more of our services in a safe and healthy way for all of our families and volunteers.

Our pantry is stocked with gently used and new clothing items such as pants/shorts, shirts, sweaters, coats, dresses, socks and shoes. We carry a variety of clothing for men, women, and children. Depending on the supply, families can receive 5-10 articles of clothing each week.

Our clothing pantry is fully supported by donations.

Free.

Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Amy Aguinagla
(210) 573-2847
COVID-19 Notice

The Open Food Pantry is up and running, and we are preparing to open more of our services in a safe and healthy way for all of our families and volunteers.

West Avenue Compassion’s Community Garden was created to educate clients in gardening and producing healthy fruits and vegetables that are many times to expensive through the grocery stores. Through the Community Garden, 10 families have the opportunity to plant, harvest and care for four 4X4 boxes. Educational classes are conducted each month to provide instructional assistance on the processes and how-to’s of taking care of a garden. The clients care for their box for the spring and fall planting seasons.

For more information, contact 210-573-2847.

Amy Aguinagla - Vice President of Programs
(210) 573-2847
COVID-19 Notice

The Open Food Pantry is up and running, and we are preparing to open more of our services in a safe and healthy way for all of our families and volunteers.

We offer beginner and advanced English as a Second Language classes!

Monday & Tuesday: 11:00 PM - 12:00 PM (Advanced) Monday & Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Beginner) Monday & Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Beginner)
COVID-19 Notice

The Open Food Pantry is up and running, and we are preparing to open more of our services in a safe and healthy way for all of our families and volunteers.

West Avenue Compassion has partnered with Methodist Healthcare Ministries to offer a variety of educational health classes for clients and their families free of charge. The classes range from nutritional basics to specific chronic diseases like Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease.

West Avenue Compassion also partners with various healthcare providers to offer free preventative screenings for children and adults. Please check our calendar for upcoming events.

Free.

Classes are offered before Distribution: Tuesdays: 9:30 AM
Amy Aguinagla - Vice President of Programs
(210) 385-6987
COVID-19 Notice

The Open Food Pantry is up and running, and we are preparing to open more of our services in a safe and healthy way for all of our families and volunteers.

Clients have access to computers with internet access to complete job applications, online classes, receive help with resume writing, and/or interview preparedness.

We also offer, by appointment only, our Job Readiness Clothing program.

For the time being our job listings are posted in the portico of SAF drive. Please click here to see our current job listings.?

Please reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions, comments or ways we can help find employment during this time of uncertainty.

Please call or text 210-573-2847 for more information.
Amy Aguinagla - Vice President of Programs
(210) 385-6987
COVID-19 Notice

Still taking donations. Phone Amy at the number below for more info.

Girl Scout Troop 300, Munoz and Company and Vaughn Construction teamed up with in collaboration with WAC to build and offer the Free Little Library to its community.

All books are donated and free of charge to take or bring back when finished reading. We are often in need of adult and youth books.

Free.

Call or text (210) 573-2847 for details: Monday - Friday: 8:00 PM -5:00 PM
Amy Aguinagla - Vice President of Programs
(210) 573-2847
COVID-19 Notice

New food distribution times are Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. (The parking lot opens at 10:00 am.

We are preparing to open more of our services in a safe and healthy way for all of our families and volunteers.

Click here for updates.

West Avenue Compassion distributes food weekly to those who have difficulty purchasing enough to avoid hunger.

Click here to see the San Antonio Food Bank income guidelines.

New clients must bring a photo id and proof of residency (i.e. lease, CPS or SAWS bill).

Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Parking Lot opens at 10:00 AM
COVID-19 Notice

Drive-thru only. Fellowship time has been canceled.

For more information or to receive an application, please come Tuesdays between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm (during our weekly food distribution) or call 210-573-2847.

West Avenue Compassion provides the opportunity for individuals ages 60 and over to participate in two food distributions each month.

Paperwork needed to qualify for the Senior Distributions:

  • Proof of address
  • Picture ID with birth date
  • Proof of income

For more information or to receive an application, please come Tuesdays from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM during our weekly food distribution or call 210-573-2847.

Free.

First Thursday of the Month: 12:00 PM Seniors that qualify can receive Project Hope and Commodities.
Amy Aguinagla - Vice President of Programs
(210) 573-2847
COVID-19 Notice

The Open Food Pantry is up and running, and we are preparing to open more of our services in a safe and healthy way for all of our families and volunteers.

In partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank, West Avenue Compassion offers Social Services Referrals. Through the application process, clients can take advantage of working with the SA Food Bank over the phone to qualify for governmental assistant programs such as SNAP, TANF/AFDC, CHIP, etc.

Free.

Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Amy Aguinagla - Vice President of Programs
(210) 385-6987
COVID-19 Notice

The Open Food Pantry is up and running, and we are preparing to open more of our services in a safe and healthy way for all of our families and volunteers.

WAC is powered by VOLUNTEERS!

In 2019, WAC distributed over 1/2 million lbs. of food - that’s 252 TONS! Served 1,349 families or 4,211 individuals. On average, 124 volunteer positions are needed each week to make the magic happen at WAC. Volunteers are needed for a variety of postions. Come join the WAC family!

WE couldn't do it without YOU!

WAC offers many services to its community and we need your help!

Click here for more information.

Click here to download volunteer application.

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions!

Click here to make a monetary donation.