Food giveaway Saturday

Groceries will be distributed – while supplies last – from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept 26 at Helping Hand M.B. Church, 538 N. Lavergne Ave. PPE also will be available. Walk or drive up.

Church launches community pop-up pantry Saturday

Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield Ave., is launching an outdoor pop-up pantry on Saturdays from 10 a.m. till noon, starting this Saturday, July 11. The pantry will distribute non-perishables, such as canned goods and possibly fresh produce. There will also be household items available, including cleaning supplies, toilet paper, diapers, hand sanitizer and face masks.

Don’t go hungry

Most days of the week, there are food pantries and other organizations offering help to West Side residents in need. Find the list here.

Free food pop-up in Austin Thursday

West Side residents can pick up free food on Thursdays starting May 14 at By The Hand Club For Kids, 415 S. Laramie. The pop-up pantry will be available on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through June 18. It’s one of several being held throughout the city.

Austin food banks see big demand

West Side residents needing help feeding their families can visit weekly food banks operated by St. Martin de Porres Church, Hope Community Church and Fraternite Notre Dame. The Police Department’s 15th District has also been distributing food.