Emergency Food Assistance

Emergency Assistance is available for individuals or families in need through our on-site Drive Thru Emergency Pantry Distributions.

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Update:

In the interest of the health and safety of our community, our Emergency Food Pantry at the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley has now moved to a mobile distribution model..

The Food Bank RGV is located at 724 N. Cage Blvd. in Pharr, TX 78577.

The Drive Thru Emergency Pantry (DTEP) at the Food Bank RGV should be used when there is no food in the home or on an emergency basis. You may only use the pantry or Emergency services at the Food Bank once within a 30 day period.

At our on-site DTEP distributions:

  • You must wear a face covering.
  • Please bring your picture I.D. and proof of address.
  • Vehicle trunk must be empty. Food will not be placed in the front or back seat of the vehicle.
  • Maximum of 2 people in car / 2 families max per car. All occupants must wear a face covering.

Please check back regularly for updates, as this information is subject to change. We appreciate your patience during this critical time.

Referrals

If you are unable to attend our Drive Thru Emergency Pantry, assistance is still available. Our food bank has a network of 275 partner agencies in the community, we can refer you to a partner pantry that is closer to you.  Please call us at 956-682-8101 and select option 2 for a referral to a pantry close to you.

DTEP SCHEDULE

7/14/21 | General Public from 7am – 10 am or until capacity is reached.

7/21/21 | Seniors 60 and Older from 7am – 10 am or until capacity is reached.

7/28/21 | General Public from 7am – 10 am or until capacity is reached.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For more information about obtaining food assistance or for referrals,
please call 956-682-8101 and select option 2.