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New Braunfels Food Bank (Nonprofit )

FIGHTING HUNGER AND FEEDING HOPE IN NEW BRAUNFELS AND SOUTHWEST TEXAS.

Founded in 2010 by the San Antonio Food Bank as The Kitchen Table, the New Braunfels Food Bank is an expansion of this effort to more fully serve the Comal and surrounding counties. Our focus is for clients to have food for today but to also have the resources to be self-sufficient in the future.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Monica Borrego - Chief Operating Officer Send email
(830) 327-6011
Eric Cooper - President & CEO Send email
(830) 327-6000
Online and Virtual Assistance

This FREE, bilingual diabetes lifestyle education initiative is a series of 7 weekly sessions with hands-on culinary demonstrations and a variety of nutrition, healthy cooking, exercise and gardening topics to better manage or prevent diabetes.

The series is taught by registered dietitians and other highly qualified food, nutrition, physical activity and gardening professionals. Register to start today and bring your spouse, a friend or other family members along!

Click here for current class schedule and registration.

All Classes held virtually on Zoom.

Nutrition, Health, and Wellness Division Send email
(210) 431-8330
Updated within the last 5 months.

The New Braunfels Food Bank assists clients with application and renewal assistance for various federal benefits including:

  • SNAP
  • Adult Medicaid
  • Children's Medicaid
  • Long-term Care
  • NBU Utility Assistance
  • WIC
  • TANF
  • Healthy Texas Women

Click here for more information or to download an application.

For application assistance via telephone, call 830-327-6014.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Gloria Angel Send email
(830) 327-8381
Updated within the last 4 months.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) aims to improve the health and nutritional well-being of elderly individuals, 60 years and older, who are vulnerable to malnutrition and are income eligible.

The USDA provides approved USDA Food for grocery packages that are used for home consumption. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) administers the CSFP through contracts with individual food banks and provides oversight of their operations.

Local organizations distribute the food packages and provide nutrition education to more than 34,000 eligible participants through an agreement with their respected food banks.

Click here for more information.

Yomei Flores Send email
Updated within the last 5 months.

Our Culinary Training Program addresses hunger through training the unemployed and underemployed, who in turn nourish those in need.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Through an 15-week course, individuals are taught basic kitchen and culinary skills, safety and sanitation procedures, and gain hands on training needed to achieve meaningful employment in the food service industry and achieve self-sufficiency.

The program has grown from San Antonio to New Braunfels and averages 50 graduates per year who work in kitchens throughout Southwest Texas.

As part of their training, students help nourish our community by preparing meals for area shelters, Kids Cafés, and summer feeding sites. Students may also have an opportunity to intern with a full-service caterer through the San Antonio Food Bank’s social enterprise, Catalyst Catering.

Eligibility requirements:

  • 18 years or older
  • US Citizen or legal resident
  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Must prove reliability and interest to pursue career in culinary arts.
  • Must have experienced job loss due to COVID-19 pandemic

Click here to apply.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Christopher Nelson Send email
(830) 327-6012
Updated within the last 1 month.

Get healthy and have fun! We offer a variety of classes including:

Zumba - Come join our dance exercise class led by a certified group exercise instructor.

Click here to check the Activity Calendar for upcoming classes.

Melanie McGuire
Updated within the last 5 months.

Bringing loved ones together for a family experience!

Family Dining – Come and enjoy a nice dinner experience with your family. Appreciate time away from the busy world we live in and share your life at The Kitchen Table.

Kids Kitchen- Does your child enjoy cooking? Do they want to learn to cook?

To participate in Family Dining or Kid's Kitchen, make a reservation with Jennifer at 210-431-8479.

Jennifer
(210) 431-8479
Updated within the last 5 months.

The Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) allows qualified participants to buy nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables using FMNP vouchers from participating Farmers' Market Associations to improve their diets.

The program promotes the routine consumption of healthy and fresh produce from Farmer's Markets as part of the daily diet of the families and individuals we serve.

FMNP:

  • is not a statewide program;
  • provides resources to low-income women and children in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and culinary herbs from farmers markets; and
  • increases the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by helping develop or expand domestic farmers markets.

Click here to learn more.

Criteria for FMNP:

WIC Participants:

Eligible WIC clients include:

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Postpartum women
  • Children aged 1-4 years

Participants must live in the SAFB service area (16 Counties)

Each WIC participant (eligible women and children) can receive $30 in vouchers to spend at participating Farmers Markets.

Vouchers are limited to one per person per year, while supplies last.

Senior Participants:

Adults 60 and older who meet the income guidelines can receive $20 in vouchers to spend at participating Farmers Markets.

Bring your ID to the Farmers Market listed.

Vouchers are limited to one per person per year, while supplies last

Seniors may use vouchers for honey.

Click here for more Farmer's Market Locations.

2nd Monday of the month 9 AM – 12 PM
Jennifer Huff Send email
(830) 327-6005
Melanie McGuire
Updated within the last 5 months.

The Mobile Pantry program allows us to provide healthy food options to clients seeking food assistance that may live in food deserts.

It is also an opportunity for our partner agencies to bring a bigger yield of perishable and non-perishable food directly to clients.

Partner agencies dedicate funding to bring our Mobile Pantry trucks to their facility to distribute food.

On the day of the event, the Mobile Pantry comes filled with a variety of produce, frozen and refrigerated foods to provide supplemental assistance to qualified families and individuals. Each Mobile Pantry vehicle can comfortably provide 200 families with up to 50 pounds of food.

Free to clients.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Distribution Manager
(210) 431-8424
Mobile Mercado Send email
(210) 431-8358
Updated within the last 1 month.

The NBU Utility Bill Assistance Program is designed to aid customers in our service area who are experiencing extreme hardship and financial need.

What bills are covered?

This form of assistance can help pay for electric, water and wastewater charges on the bill.

NBU Utility Assistance is available to clients in the Comal and Guadalupe service area.

In general you must:

  • Actively receive utilities from New Braunfels Utilities (NBU)
  • Display hardship or inability to cover utility expenses

We can’t assist with closed accounts or deposits.

For more information Click here.

Click here to apply.

Free.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last year

New Braunfels Works is a workforce initiative to help address the issue of unemployment and underemployment in New Braunfels by working with the community and its industries.

Our goal is to lower unemployment and underemployment by giving our clients the knowledge and resources to become self-sufficient and gainfully employed.

Our Mission:

Increasing our clients’ employability and job retention through education, community-employer networking and case management.

How we can help:

  • Client Development
  • Resume and cover letter assistance
  • Interview skills
  • Education and character building
  • Computer skills
  • One-On-One Case Management
  • Attentive listening with qualified case managers
  • Personal-professional connections with clients
  • Find best-fit employment based on your strengths, skills,
    and needs
  • Opportunities
  • Free Job Readiness Classes
  • Free mock interviews
  • Potential job opportunities
  • Connections with employers

Hablo Español

Free.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Depends on program
Lisa C. Welch Send email
(830) 327-6014
Updated within the last 1 month.

Eating right for a healthy lifestyle! Our classes feature professional nutritionists educating you on:

  • Diabetes
  • Weight Loss
  • Cooking Healthy
  • Gardening
  • Healthy Eating Plan
  • Read & Understand Food Labels
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Food Safety

Click here to check our Activity Calendar for upcoming classes!

Business Hours Monday: 8 am – 5 pm Tuesday: 8 am – 5 pm Wednesday: 8 am – 5 pm Thursday:8 am – 5 pm Friday: 8 am – 5 pm Saturday: 8 am – 1 pm Sunday: Closed PANTRY HOURS Monday – Friday: Morning: 9 am – 11 am afternoon: 1 pm – 4 pm Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm
Melanie McGuire
Updated within the last 5 months.

The Kitchen Table is the client-choice food assistance program of the New Braunfels Food Bank created to provide a variety of services with one goal in mind – to fight hunger!

Our Client Choice Pantry exists so that anyone needing food can get groceries for temporary relief.

How will I be viewed/treated?

We get it. Asking for assistance of any kind can be difficult. For some, it can even feel shameful. But it doesn’t have to be so with us!

We work hard to create a community in which everyone who walks through our doors—regardless of gender, income, race, religion, etc.-feels welcomed and has a dignified experience.

We want you to leave more hopeful than when you entered.

Keep in mind, because we rely on the donations of the community, the food on our shelves will vary. But we strive to always have the food groups that make up a healthy meal:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Grains
  • Proteins
  • Dairy

How might I access the pantry more than once?

If you need to access our pantry more than once, you’ll first attend our Program Orientation and then connect with our Client Services Representative (CSR).

Remember, our pantry exists for temporary relief. Attending Program Orientation and connecting with our CSR is part of the strategy to ensure you’ll have food for a lifetime and never worry about your next meal again.

Once you’ve done this, you’ll be eligible to schedule a pantry appointment on an as-needed basis, but no more than one visit per month for one calendar year. After that year, if you believe you still need services, you’ll once again visit our Community Care team.

Access to the Client Choice Pantry is by appointment only.

What’s my next step to get food for today?

Getting food for today is simple:

1. COME IN to the NB Food Bank during regular business hours.
2. CHECK IN at the front desk and have a seat until your name is called.
3. CONNECT with one of our Community Care Leaders. They'll guide you from there.

Free.

Monday 9 AM – 11 AM (Seniors Only) 1 PM – 3 PM Tuesday 9 AM – 11 AM 1 PM – 3 PM Wednesday 9 AM – 11 AM 1 PM – 3 PM Thursday 9 AM – 11 AM (Priority for parents of infants 1 year and younger) Sunday: CLOSED
Erika Borrego
Melanie McGuire
Updated within the last 5 months.

Give Food

Food donations are critical to the ongoing mission of collecting and redistributing millions of pounds of food to individuals and families in Southwest Texas who don’t know where their next meals are coming from. By donating today, you’ll be helping a network of 58,000 individuals we serve weekly.

Click here to find out how you can hold a food drive.

Give Money

The San Antonio Food Bank works tirelessly to eradicate hunger throughout 16 counties in Southwest Texas. We may be called the San Antonio Food Bank, but hunger knows no boundaries. By donating today, you’ll be helping a network of 58,000 individuals we serve weekly. For every $1 donated, we can provide 7 meals.

Click here to donate.

Give Voice

We believe the voice of the community is a powerful way to affect change. You can help by using the power of social media to spread the word about our fight against hunger. Share your impact to inspire others to act. Learn more about our mission and hunger in our community.

Click here to connect with us via social media, or here to request a speaker, or here to schedule a tour.

Give Time

Fighting Hunger doesn’t always start with a meal. It starts with those who serve. The San Antonio Food Bank’s volunteer opportunities range from our sorting room, warehouse, garden and farm areas, our community kitchen, and even our off-site community kitchen at Haven for Hope. Whether you’re an individual, group, or company there are many opportunities to volunteer.

Click here to learn more, or call 210.431.8388, or email [email protected].

Advocate

As part of our mission, we lead hunger and poverty advocacy efforts in San Antonio and Southwest Texas. The San Antonio Food Bank Government Relations team works with our state and national colleagues to educate public officials in our 16-county service area about the impact of food insecurity in our communities and to identify policy solutions to help put families on the road to health. Mobilizing state and federal lawmakers to support legislative solutions for hunger relief is a critical part of our work. Advocate with us. Together we can solve hunger.

Click here to learn more about child hunger, or go to Advocacy - New Braunfels Food Bank (nbfoodbank.org)to sign up for advocacy action alerts, or here to tell your lawmakers you want them to ban lunch shaming in the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, or here to tell your lawmakers you want them to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last 5 months.