In this guide we will provide you with a listing of 5th Ward food pantries. In addition you will also find alternative 5th Ward food options like WIC offices, Meals on Wheels and Congregate Meals.
HISD Curbside Food Pick Up (Coronavirus Assistance)
The Houston Independent School District has partnered with Houston Food Bank to offer curbside pick of food at a number of Houston area schools.
You can pick up food in your car or walk there although HISD is encouraging “social distancing” if you choose to walk there.
Below is a map of the curbside picks. This program will likely be extended as long as schools remain closed.
For more information on HISD curbside picks contact HISD at 713.556.6005 or visit their website.
Who Qualifies For 5th Ward Food Pantry Assistance?
Anyone living in the neighborhood of 5th Ward definitely qualifies. In addition, those living in Denver Harbor, North Central, Trinity Gardens and Kashmere Gardens are also encouraged to use this guide.
Zip Codes That 5th Ward Food Pantries Serve
When seeking food assistance you want to start with the agencies that assist your zip code first. The sites who serve your zip code are more likely to provide you with assistance, as opposed to visiting a pantry that serves all zip codes.
Zip codes that 5th Ward Food Pantries are likely to offer help to include:
5th Ward Food Pantries
Below are listings of NE Houston food pantries. Should you live in this area, these agencies can provide you with the best opportunities to receive food assistance.
Be sure to call these agencies before you visit to confirm dates and times of operations.
Wesley Community Center
1410 Lee St, Houston, TX 77009 – 713-223-8131 or 713-821-8900 – Wesley House Houston Food Pantry
Hours of operation: Enrollment is Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This is not a free food pantry. Wesley House does double your groceries for each $1 you spend. $30 gets you $60 worth of groceries.
County or Zip Codes Served: Harris County
3300 Lyons Avenue, Suite 103, Houston, TX 77020 – 832-767-1677 – Target Hunger Food Programs
Hours of operation: M – F: 9 am to 5 pm
County or Zip Codes Served: 77016, 77020, 77026, 77028 and 77078
Gano Mission Center
1815 Gano St, Houston, TX 77009 – (713) 227-0304 – Gano Mission Center Food Pantry
Hours of operations: Call during business hours 8 am to 5 pm.
County or Zip Codes Served: 77008, 77009, 77022, 77026, 77028 (Call 713-227-1146)
Lewis and Joan Lowenstein Foundation Pan De Vida Food Pantry – Catholic Charities
326 South Jensen Drive, Houston, Texas 77006 –713-227-9981 – Lewis and Joan Lowenstein Foundation Pan De Vida Food Pantry
Hours of operation: 9 am Tuesday – Thursday to the first 100 families
County or Zip Code Served: Harris County + Houston area
Our Mother of Mercy SVDP
4000 Sumpter Houston, TX 77020 – 713.672.0026
Hours of operation are Friday 8:30 am to 11:30am.
Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center
6402 Market Street, Houston, TX 77020 -832.393.8690 – Website
Hours of operation are Wednesdays 10 am to 1:30 pm.
Kashmere Multi-Service Center
4802 Lockwood, Houston, TX 77026 – 832.767.2392 – Website
Hours of operation are Friday 12 pm to 2 pm
Prison Prevention Ministry
2619 Sumpter, Houston, TX 77026 – 832.552.7407 – Website
Hours of operation are Thursdays 1 pm to 5 pm and Saturdays 1 pm to 5 pm
Church of Christ – Kashmere Gardens
4315 Leffingwell Street, Houston, TX 77026 – 713.674.3308 – Website
Hours of operation are Saturdays 9 am to 11 am
Victory Family Outreach
222 Royder St, Houston, TX 77009 – 713.699.4357 – Website
Hours of operation are Mondays 11 am to 4 pm.
New Mt. Calvary Church
4711 Kelly St, Houston, TX 77026 – 713.635.1955 – Website
Hours of operation are Wednesdays 11 am to 2 pm
Trinity Garden First Baptist
6610 Willeyvale, Houston, TX 77028 – 713.633.7828 – Website
Hours are Fridays 9 am to 12 pm and Saturdays 9 am to 12 pm
Visions of Faith Ministries
4812 Bennington St, Houston, TX 77016 – 713.631.8424 – Website
Hours of operation are Tuesdays 9 am to 12 pm
Trinity Gardens Church of Christ
7725 Sandra, Houston, TX 77016 – 713.631.9601 – Website
Hours of operation are Saturdays 9 am to 11 am
New Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
4301 Weaver Rd, Houston, TX 77016 – 713.631.0305 – Website
Hours of operation are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 1 pm to 3 pm
WIC – A Source Of Food For Women and Children
WIC stands for Women Infants and Children. This program provides nutrition assistance to expecting mothers, current mothers and babies.
WIC can help help your family with food purchases like:
- Whole Grains
- Low-Fat Milk
- Peanut Butter
To find the closest WIC to 5th Ward or any other neighborhood start by visiting our guide called How To Apply For WIC In Houston. Once you are there use our map or list to find a WIC office near you to call and sign up for the program.
Meals For Seniors In 5th Ward
Seniors in 5th Ward have two additional options for food assistance.
Meals On Wheels Houston
Meals on Wheels Houston can deliver lunches to seniors in 5th Ward and other areas.
To find the provider for your neighborhood first checkout our guide called How To Apply For Meals On Wheels in Houston. Once you are there type your zip code into the search and you’ll see the agency that provides meal assistance in your area.
The next food assistance option for seniors in 5th Ward is Congregate Meals.
Congregate Meals is a lunch program that offers one meal to low-income seniors. These meals are provided at Houston community centers and churches.
To find the closest Congregate Meals to you see our guide titled How Congregate Meals In Houston Works. Next scroll through the list of providers until you see your zip code.
If you are seeking a 5th Ward food pantry (or you live in another neighborhood) always start with the local agencies that are close to you. These agencies have food that is designated for your neighborhood/zip code.
Note: You will find even more Houston food banks at the Houston Food Bank website.
Larger food banks in Houston are another option,, but keep in mind that these agencies sometimes assist the entire city, therefore their supply may be limited. It’s still worth a shot.
Lastly, be sure to call the 5th Ward food pantries above prior to visiting to confirm their hours of operation because times can change.
Nick Bryant is a Counselor with 11 years of experience working in community health. He enjoys concerts, walks with the doggo and wife, mocking Dallas Cowboy fans, and sharing community resources. Jump on the Houston Case Managers email list to receive weekly community resource guides delivered directly to your inbox.