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Resources due to COVID-19

Food Pantries

San Antonio Food Bank Pantries……………………………………………2-1-1

Catholic Charities…………………………………………………………(210) 226-6178

Christian Assistance Ministry (walk-in 110 McCullough)…………(210) 223-6648

Ella Austin Community Center………………………………………(210) 224-2351

Salvation Army…………………………………………………………(210) 352-2020

San Antonio Christian Hope Resource Center……………………(210) 732-3776

Kids Eat Free in San Antonio by Day

Click Here to view names of restaurants that allow kids to eat free, categorized by days of the week.

(211) 2-1-1

2-1-1 Texas is a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission that provides a registry of resources and services by zip code.  It is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services and resources they need.

Simply dialing the 2-1-1 Texas/United Way Help Line, calls are answered by trained volunteers and staff with a database of community resources at their fingertips. If you or someone you know needs: Food, Clothing, Health care, Employment, Child care, Elder care, Utility/rent assistance, Counseling/mental health, Adult literacy, Drug treatment, or many other services. 2-1-1 Texas/United Way Help Line is a public/private partnership between the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.

Breastfeeding Resources Packet

Packet includes information on lactation resources, support groups, WIC, proper handling and storage of human milk, and instructions on how to keep your breast pump clean.

Breastfeeding Resource List 2018 

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding in Combat Boots– website full of info for military moms
La Leche League– free support group
Baby Cafe USA– there are several SA locations with free support groups and resources for breastfeeding mothers
The Milc Group– they have a free support group and a variety of classes to register and pay for
Latched– free breastfeeding in home consultation and support for low income and minority
San Antonio Breastfeeding Coalition– website with info for SA moms and families

General Community Resources

Agape Ministry (210) 590-6655 127 Lanark SAT 78218 Food, clothing, rent, utilities Call M-W-F only (limited zip codes served)

Alamo City Christian Fellowship (210) 654-7880 6500 IH 10 35 N. SAT 78218 Food & Clothing

Alamo Service Connection – ASC (210) 477-3275 Access Public Benefits 8700 Tesoro Dr. #700 SAT 78217 Utility assistance, rental assistance, services for those with disabilities and age 60.

Center for Working Families (210) 207-7830 Utility assistance, rent assistance, plumbing assistance.

City of San Antonio Utility Assistance (210) 207-7830

Ella Austin Community Center (210) 224-2351 1023 N. Pine SAT 78202 Food, clothing, utilities, early childhood development, youth services, senior services. Serves primarily East side residents.

Furniture For A Cause (210) 340-1678 5254 Blanco Rd. SAT 78213 Bargain prices for furniture.

Goslinowski Social Services Program (210) 352-2020 910 N. Flores St. SAT 78212 Emergency food, clothing, utility assistance

Guadalupe Community Center (210) 226-6178 1801 W. César E Chávez Blvd SAT 78207 (only 07 zip code) Rent, utilities, GED, food, clothing, financial assistance, teen parent support, refugee & immigration services, after school/summer youth program.

San Antonio Food Bank (210) 431-8326 Food, assistance with completing food stamp application & Medicaid/CHIP.

WIC – 1-800-942-3678 Call for clinics and process

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary, free maternal and childhood health program that gives first-time moms valuable knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and until their babies reach two years of age. Partnering first-time moms with an experienced Registered Nurse empowers these women to confidently create a better life for their children and themselves.

Nursing Mothers Advisory Council

The Nursing Mothers Advisory Council is a volunteer organization that offers free support and counseling for breastfeeding mothers. NMAC is comprised of trained volunteer women who have breastfed their children and who wish to help others breastfeed. Learn more at download the New Mom Notebook herefor helpful information and tips on breastfeeding

San Antonio Food Bank

The San Antonio Food Bank actively fights hunger and feeds hope in San Antonio and Southwest Texas. Our focus is for clients to have food for today but to also have the resources to be self-sufficient in the future. Through our network of 500 partner agencies, the San Antonio Food Bank distributes thousands of pounds of food through mobile pantries and food fairs. These programs work to move perishable and non-perishable food items quickly to qualifying families and individuals.

5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78227

(210) 431-8326; (210) 337-FOOD (3663)

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County

United Way has become synonymous with caring and helping children, families and individuals. We have a long tradition of helping people with basic needs – food, clothing, shelter and safety – and changing lives through strong, well-managed programs. United Way is also engaging the community to get to the heart of problems.

  • The Briscoe Center
    700 South Alamo
    San Antonio, TX
     (210) 352-7000

WIC (Women, Infant, and Children’s Program)

WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program funded by federal and state governments to make nutritious foods available to women, infants and children. The following persons may be eligible: Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have given birth within the past 6 months, Infants, Children under 5 years old.

Call 800-942-3678 (800-WIC-FORU) to learn more about Texas WIC.

Downtown: Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. 401 North San Saba. (210) 704-4180.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:30 pm. Walk-ins Welcome.

Medical Center: 5500 Babcock Rd, Suite 123. (210) 340-1161.

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 6:30 pm. Walk-ins Welcome.