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Garden of Eatin' believes everyone deserves access to healthy, nutritious food, and we do our best to help meet that need through our Community Food Truck.

We don’t currently have a truck schedule. To stay informed, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

Updated within the last 3 months.

To find the closest free meal site, simply text the word "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 304-304.

This program focuses on summer meals for kids because that is when the need is most acute, but the service operates year-round.

Updated within the last 3 months.

Provides senior adults, 60 years and older, and spouses, in Bexar County, with a nutritionally balanced lunchtime meal in a congregate setting with supportive services consisting of:

  • Companionship
  • Nutrition Education
  • Basic Health Screenings
  • Social Services
  • Outreach activities
  • Recreation and Dance
  • Computer Classes*
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise Classes*
  • Transportation*

*Not available at all centers.

Age 60+ and spouse.

Free.

Call for program hours and other details.
Updated within the last year

Head Start children receive specialized quality education and comprehensive social services that provide opportunities for our children to learn and succeed when they enter kindergarten.

Education and disability:

  • Individualized teaching
  • Low child/staff ratios
  • Structured routines and schedules
  • School readiness skills
  • Culturally diverse
  • Services for children with disabilities
  • Screenings and ongoing assessments
  • Individualized activities
  • Inclusive classrooms
  • Parent advocacy and training

Health:

  • Medical and dental case management
  • Staff certified in first aid & CPR
  • Clean and safe environments
  • On-site dental exams and fluoride varnish
  • Hearing and vision screenings
  • Indoor/outdoor physical development

Nutrition:

  • Healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • Menus developed by registered dietitians

Family support:

  • Parent engagement activities and leadership opportunities
  • Supporting families to meet their needs and achieve goals
  • Community resources and services
  • School district transportation may be available

The age requirement for our Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Program is 6 weeks – 35 months of age.

Our Early Head Start-Childcare Partnership (EHS-CCP) Program recruits families receiving Child Care Services (CCS). Often, CCS requires a co-payment, and families are responsible for paying their own co-payment directly to each childcare center.

Register at: City of San Antonio
(210) 206-5500
Healy Murphy Child Development Center
(210) 224-9569
Updated within the last year

Head Start children receive specialized quality education and comprehensive social services that provide opportunities for our children to learn and succeed when they enter kindergarten.

Education and disability:

  • Individualized teaching
  • Low child/staff ratios
  • Structured routines and schedules
  • School readiness skills
  • Culturally diverse
  • Services for children with disabilities
  • Screenings and ongoing assessments
  • Individualized activities
  • Inclusive classrooms
  • Parent advocacy and training

Health:

  • Medical and dental case management
  • Staff certified in first aid and CPR
  • Clean and safe environments
  • On-site dental exams and fluoride varnish
  • Hearing and vision screenings
  • Indoor/outdoor physical development

Nutrition:

  • Healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • Menus developed by registered dietitians

Family support:

  • Parent engagement activities and leadership opportunities
  • Supporting families to meet their needs and achieve goals
  • Community resources and services
  • School district transportation may be available

The age requirement for our Head Start Prekindergarten Program is three years old on or before September 1.

Head Start is a federally funded program provided at no cost for qualifying families.

Register at City of San Antonio
(210) 206-5500
Margil Elementary Schoo
(210) 738-9805
Updated within the last 6 months.

Each Sunday morning we provide a warm breakfast, showers, clothes, art therapy, and haircuts to our clients in downtown San Antonio.

Clients can also attend the Corazon Medical Clinic at the same location. 

Sunday: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Carol Gamble Send email
Chef Robbie Rodgers Send email
Updated within the last year

Young Adult Stability and Support Program (YASS Center) is a youth drop-in center exclusively for young adults (ages 18-24) experiencing homelessness.

The YASS Center provides youth access to:

  • a safe place to rest
  • career guidance
  • education
  • employment
  • housing assistance
  • ID recovery
  • computers and charging 
  • mental health support
  • and more

YASS center is located on the third floor of the Travis Park Church in downtown San Antonio. YASS services are delivered in a confidential, judgment-free zone. All who seek our assistance are treated with respect. 

Young adults 18-24 who are homeless or at risk.

Free

Connectivity Resources
  • Computer Skills Classes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Computer Use
Hours Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last 2 months.

Keeping Everyone Young in Spirit through fellowship, encouragement, and friendship by loving Christ, loving one another, and loving the city.

The main speaker program on Fridays begins at 11:00 AM with lunch starting at noon. Groups meet in Westminster Hall.

Also, monthly we celebrate birthdays of the month at a local restaurant.

The speaker program is available through live stream if can't attend.

Contact Joe Moore at [email protected] for more information.

To RSVP: Contact the church front desk at (210) 226-0215 or email [email protected].

 

$13.00 for lunch

Friday: 11:00 AM
Updated within the last month

We provide sack lunches six days a week.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sunday: CLOSED
Diane Trujillo
(210) 223-6648
Updated within the last year
0.62 miles away, 504 Avenue E, San Antonio, TX, 78215 , D1

We provide warm meals, showers with CAM, ID Recovery, respite, small groups, computer lab, street outreach, and personalized case management.

This program is in partnership with Grace Lutheran Church, the City of San Antonio, and local nonprofits including Christian Assistance Ministries (CAM), Haven for Hope, SA Hope Center, First Presbyterian Church, and Communities Under the Bridge (CUB).

The center is for anyone experiencing homelessness, about to experience homelessness, or in need of respite during the day.

All services are free.

Hours
Monday: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

A warm meal is served at 12:00 PM. Case Management is available Monday - Friday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Harm Reduction is available Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. ID Recovery is available Monday: 9:30 AM (first come, first served). Showers are available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.
Brittney Ackderson Send email
Updated within the last 4 months.
0.69 miles away, 400 N Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

Provides senior adults, 60 years and older, and spouses, in Bexar County, with a nutritionally balanced lunchtime meal in a congregate setting with supportive services consisting of:

  • Companionship
  • Nutrition Education
  • Basic Health Screenings
  • Social Services
  • Outreach activities
  • Recreation and Dance
  • Computer Classes*
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise Classes*
  • Transportation*

*Not available at all centers.

Age 60+ and spouse.

www.palaciodelsolapts.com

Free.

Program Hours: Monday: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Thursday: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Friday: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last year

Provides senior adults, 60 years and older, and spouses, in Bexar County, with a nutritionally balanced lunchtime meal in a congregate setting with supportive services consisting of:

  • Companionship
  • Nutrition Education
  • Basic Health Screenings
  • Social Services
  • Outreach activities
  • Recreation and Dance
  • Computer Classes*
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise Classes*
  • Transportation*

*Not available at all centers.

 

 

The SNP is funded by the City and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) through the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG), and currently offered at various senior centers throughout the City.

Age 60+ and spouse.

Provide continental breakfast and lunch as well as social and educational opportunities, art program and seasonal-themed activities.

Free.

Senior Center Hours: Monday: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Regina Blankenship
(210) 352-2000
Updated within the last 5 months.
0.80 miles away, 910 N Flores, San Antonio, TX, 78212 , D1

This program provides financial assistance to households who have become homeless and require short or mid-term assistance to be able to regain housing stability.

Clients/households are referred by the Coordinated Entry system and through the hotline from the City of San Antonio.

Case Management is required to participate in this program.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Mario Cuevas Send email
(210) 352-2020
Updated within the last 3 months.

The shelter provides immediate, short-term housing for women and families experiencing homelessness. The objective is to move these individuals and families from crisis to stability with emergency shelter.

Rooms become available most days on a first-come, first-served basis.

Women, mothers and children, and intact families. (Couples must show a marriage certificate.)

Free.

Open 24 hours
Updated within the last 5 months.

We provide sack lunches at this location for people experiencing homelessness or food insecurity.

Monday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Thursday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Stephanie Sills Send email
(210) 352-2020
Updated within the last 5 months.
0.81 miles away, 920 N Flores, San Antonio, TX, 78212 , D1

A nutritious hot meal is served to older adults, age 60+, through the city's Comprehensive Nutrition Program.

Programming also includes monthly food distribution, games, arts and crafts, fitness and exercise, health screenings, special events, and field trips.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last month

A nutritious dinner is served three days a week, followed by a worship service with a gospel message and contemporary Christian music.

After a balanced meal, individuals can receive a change of clothes, hygiene products, or special items we may have in stock (like blankets, hats, and gloves in winter months).

Most of our dinner guests and church members are currently unsheltered, but all are welcome.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dianne Talbert Send email
(210) 569-4026
Updated within the last 5 months.

We serve dinner in a family-style setting in downtown San Antonio to homeless men, women, and children on Saturday evenings. We have been serving and loving on the impoverished and homeless for 9+ years and have seen this ministry grow and change lives.

We serve from 724 Chestnut Street, which is the gated parking lot of Church Under the Bridge. In inclement weather, we serve inside the church in the fellowship hall.

We serve dinner every Saturday night, rain or shine!

Registration is NOT required for individuals.

Saturday: 6:00 PM
Kenny Sides Send email
Mike Russell Send email
Updated within the last year

Here’s how Safe Place works:

Step One – A young person enters a Safe Place and asks for help.

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency. For the greater San Antonio area that is Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA).

Step Three – An RMYA staff member will talk with the youth to get more information and explain that an SAPD officer can escort them to the RMYA Bridge Emergency shelter.  If the child is agreeable, the RMYA staff will contact SAPD to transport the youth to the shelter. 

Step Four – Once at the Bridge, direct-care staff and counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff ensures the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need.

This program is for youth under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.

Free.

Open 24 hours
Youth Hotline
(210) 340-8090
Updated within the last 5 months.

Provides senior adults, 60 years and older, and spouses, in Bexar County, with a nutritionally balanced lunchtime meal in a congregate setting with supportive services consisting of:

  • Companionship
  • Nutrition Education
  • Basic Health Screenings
  • Social Services
  • Outreach activities
  • Recreation and Dance
  • Computer Classes*
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise Classes*
  • Transportation*

*Not available at all centers.

Age 60+ and spouse.

Free.

Call for program hours and other details.
Updated within the last year

The Courtyard offers indoor sleeping to all individuals age 18 and older.

Haven's Promise

  • You will always be treated with kindness, compassion, dignity, and respect.
  • You will always sleep indoors.
  • You will receive three hot meals a day and any clothing you need.

Services Available

  • Housing through Haven Housing and our partners
  • Employment opportunities
  • ID Recovery: Social Security card, birth certificate, driver’s license
  • Application Assistance for Social Security, Disability, Medicare, SNAP
  • Substance use recovery
  • Detox
  • Sober living
  • LGBTQ services
  • Medical care
  • Eyecare
  • Dental care
  • Psychiatric services
  • Counseling
  • Help with abuse, trauma
  • GED classes
  • Support for parents
  • Support for school-age kids
  • Legal services
  • Showers, laundry
  • Computer use

For additional information, contact [email protected].

There are no ID or drug test requirements.

All services are at no cost to Haven clients.

Connectivity Resources
  • Computer Skills Classes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Computer Use
Hours of Operaton 24/7 Intake Office Hours Monday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Haven For Hope Courtyard
(210) 220-2480
Updated within the last 2 months.
0.92 miles away, 300 Labor St, San Antonio, TX, 78201 , D1
This program is active from April 28, 2024 until July 27, 2024

Our Summer Meals For Kids campaign aims to fill the summer meal gap by providing no-cost nutritious meals, groceries, and snacks for children over the summer. When kids eat great, they can play great!

For questions about our Summer Meals For Kids campaign, please contact Mary de Marigny Gary.

Kids 18 and under are eligible to access no-cost summer meals from any of the Summer Meal sites.

Children do not need to be enrolled in a specific San Antonio Food Bank program to receive a meal.

Tue, Thu Lunch Service: 12:00 AM - 1:30 PM Snack Service: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Closed: June 19, July 4
Updated within the last month

Join us for breakfast before Sunday services.

Free.

Sunday: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Rev Dr Melvin Wilson, Jr. Send email
Melvin Braziel Send email
Updated within the last 5 months.

Provides senior adults, 60 years and older, and spouses, in Bexar County, with a nutritionally balanced lunchtime meal in a congregate setting with supportive services consisting of:

  • Companionship
  • Nutrition Education
  • Basic Health Screenings
  • Social Services
  • Outreach activities
  • Recreation and Dance
  • Computer Classes*
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise Classes*
  • Transportation*

*Not available at all centers.

Age 60+ and spouse.

Free.

Call for program hours and other details.
Updated within the last year

St Vinnys Bistro is not a soup kitchen. We provide three hot nutritious meals each day, 365 days a year, to adults in the Courtyard area of the multi-agency, multi-service Haven for Hope homeless campus.

We also provide sack lunches for the working homeless, as well as snacks for those who need to have food with their medication.

Additionally, we provide food service training to the homeless who wish to learn a skill that will lead them to a stable and sustainable future. Currently, we employ four permanent line cooks, all of whom were formerly homeless,  and four temporary line cooks, all of whom are currently homeless. This on-the-job training provides upward economic mobility and hope to the homeless who participate in the program, ensuring they have the means to lift themselves out of homelessness.

Click here for an inside look.

Service is limited to adult homeless individuals due to Haven for Hope Courtyard policy.

Breakfast: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Lunch: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Dinner: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Updated within the last 1 month.

A hot meal is served each evening to our guests. Our dining room (shown in the photos) can serve up to 40 men. The evening meal is prepared by SARM staff and served at the completion of the worship service.

In addition, a light breakfast (pastry, juice and coffee) is served to the men as they depart the mission each morning. The Mission obtains its food through donations by individuals, companies and churches and by spot purchasing. Our kitchen is well equipped, city approved and includes oven, gas range, microwave, large refrigerator, walk-in freezer, and high speed dishwasher.

Men Only.

Free.

Evening Meals Served Daily at 8:00 PM after Worship.
Colin MacClean
(210) 222-9736
Updated within the last 4 months.

The San Antonio Rescue Mission dormitory houses up to 40 men in bunk beds.

  • All bed linens are washed, dried and replaced on each bed every day
  • Showers and personal hygiene items are provided
  • Meal served after chapel services
  • Soiled clothing can be exchanged for clean clothes.

Men only.

SARM is now open to serve a reduced number of guests. Call us for more information.

Mission Open: 5:30 PM Chapel Service: 7:00 PM Meal Service: 8:00 PM
Updated within the last 5 months.
1.10 miles away, 626 Nolan, San Antonio, TX, 78202 , D2

We strive to provide a friendly, cozy day home and courtyard to anyone in need of a safe haven to rest, enjoy a meal, engage in conversation, garden, do laundry, watch a movie, play a board game, obtain travel-size hygiene supplies, receive postal mail, and make/send and receive phone calls or email messages.

We also have free WIFI.

We are not an overnight shelter.

Must be homeless and 50 years or older to receive services other than Coordinated Entry referrals.

Free

Connectivity Resources
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Computer Use
Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last month

Head Start promotes school readiness by encouraging parent involvement and through children's cognitive, social, emotional, language, and physical development.

Head Start aims for every child to be:

  • Achieving developmental milestones
  • Safe, healthy, and well
  • School ready
  • Forming positive relationships

Family Service Head Start is much more than child care; it’s quality early childhood education that includes:

  • Research-Based Curricula Lesson plans are built around research on children’s development and learning and promote positive progress and outcomes.
  • Family Engagement Parents' and caregivers' involvement in their children’s education has a long-term impact on their child’s success. Our Centers make it easy for parents to be involved.
  • Lower Ratios Our classrooms have fewer students per teacher, allowing for more individualized care and attention.
  • Wraparound Services Resources and services are provided to help the child and family thrive.

The age requirement for our Head Start Prekindergarten Program is three years old on or before September 1.

Register at Family Service
(210) 299-2740
Haven for Hope
(210) 220-2100
Updated within the last year

We offer a nourishing meal, clothing, and compassionate interaction to people experiencing homelessness and our other disadvantaged neighbors.

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 - 12:00 PM Sunday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ed Bakunas
(210) 488-3514
Updated within the last 5 months.
1.23 miles away, 400 Arbor Pl, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5
Notice

Showers are currently not available at this time. We will resume again in the summer months.

Our goal at Life Restored Church is that everyone who comes through our doors for a meal or a shower, clothes or healing or whatever, will feel loved, respected, and that they matter—because they are.

Tuesday: 10:30 AM - Showers/Clothes Wednesday: 10:30 AM - Showers/Clothes Thursday: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Pancake Breakfast Saturday: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Breakfast
Alex Fleming Send email
(361) 317-2219
Cassandra Fleming
Updated within the last 2 months.
1.23 miles away, 400 Arbor Pl, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

During inclement weather, we convert our church into an overnight shelter for the homeless, to keep them feed and warm.

Updated within the last 4 months.