Food Services & Resources
in Fredericksburg & Gillespie County
Located: 1407 E. Main Street., Fredericksburg, TX
Open: Second Saturday of each month. 10am - 11am
Groceries, including fresh produce, fruit. baked goods. Frequently offers medical testing & supplies through the Good Samaritan Center.
FREDERICKSBURG FOOD PANTRY
Part of Central Texas Food Bank
Located: 701 S Mustang St, Fredericksburg TX 78624
Open: Mon., Wed. & Fri., 1-5 pm. Canned goods, some "extras" such as frozen meat and poultry, produce, baked goods, when available.
FREDERICKSBURG INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Participates in School Breakfast Program (SBP) and National School Lunch Program. Both are federally-assisted meal programs offering free and reduced-cost meals to school children. Also, offers Summer Feeding (state program) during months of June & July, serving lunch on weekdays (no holidays or weekends) to anyone under 18 yrs. of age. No qualification; just show up at participating school for lunch.
GILLESPIE COUNTY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION
Organization composed of representatives from several local churches and Christ-based nonprofits. Meets monthly. Distributes $30 HEB gift cards to those who need gasoline and/or groceries. Available through contact with pastors.
GOLDEN HUB SENIOR CENTER
Located: 1009 N Lincoln St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone: 830.997.7131 Open: Mon. - Fri., 8am - 5pm
A community gathering place for seniors of every age, providing food, fun, and fellowship in a safe, friendly, and welcoming environment. Low-cost lunches served daily. The Golden Hub serves as the operations center for the Meals on Wheels (MOW) program, which began in 1976. Contact MOW coordinator for more information.
HILL COUNTRY COMMUNITY NEEDS COUNCIL
Located: 1904 N Llano St, Fredericksburg TX 78624
Phone: 830.997.9756 Open: Mon. - Fri., 9am – 5pm
Maintains a couple of on-going food-related services, including:
- Food 4 Kids - children identified by local school counselors as needing supplemental food are provided with a nutritional snack on weekends.
- Help a Senior (HAS) offers "friendly support." A volunteer establishes a one-on-one relationship with a senior in need which can be a visit, a follow-up phone call after a doctor’s appointment, a ride to the grocery store, or a ride to the food pantry.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Located: 819 Water St., Ste 230, Kerrville, TX 78028
Phone: 830.896.3933 Open: Mon-Fri
Governmental agency that provides services such as SNAP (Food Stamps) & TANF.
WIC WOMEN INFANTS AND CHILDREN
Located; 836 Sidney Baker, Kerrville, TX 78028
Located: 200 W. Windcrest Dr. Fredericksburg TX 78624
FBG office open Thursdays, 8:45am - 4:15pm
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC, is a nutrition program for pregnant, breastfeeding women and families with children younger than 5.
Program originated with the Needs Council & Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. Meals and fellowship for seniors and the disabled; volunteers cook meals, package, deliver and stay to visit. Offered once a month, 3rd Sunday of month.
For more information, contact: Sandy Birdlebough: 830.998.4504
The Good Samaritan Center
Located: 140 Industrial Loop, Suite 100, Fredericksburg TX 78624
The Good Samaritan Center (GSC), a charitable medical, dental, and mental-health clinic meeting critical health needs for Gillespie County and some of our surrounding area through direct care and community partnerships.
Our mission is to provide a safe, Christ-centered environment that gives our patients quality, coordinated, and affordable health care. All are welcome.
Open Mon. - Thurs. Medical clinic appointments are scheduled from 9am to 5pm. Monday appointments are dedicated to women's health concerns with our female Family Nurse Practitioner. All appointments must be scheduled in advance.
GILLESPIE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE
Located: 95 Frederick Rd~ Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone: 830.997.3452 Open: Mon-Fri
Has a Nutrition/Health component that includes info and occasional class/workshop instruction on meal planning and food preparation. notably; Better Living for Texans (BLT), a joint project of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Shea Nebgen is the Family & Consumer Science (FCS) agent who provides programming in nutrition, sewing, diabetes, child safety seats and healthy living. Also, offers commercial food service compliance courses & certification.
Located: 183 Industrial Loop, Fredericksburg TX 78624
Open: Monday - Thursday, 10am - 3pm. Friday,
Saturday, and other hours by appointment only.
Mission is to educate and empower women and families with skills necessary to break the cycle and effects of dysfunctional parenting and neglect. Includes nutrition and "life skills" (which includes food prep) modules.