COVID-19 Food Resources for the Community

In light of COVID-19, below is a list of food access resources for our Central Texas community, including farmers’ markets, resources for low-income families, restaurant to-go food, grocery delivery options, CSA’s, and more. This is not meant to be an all-encompassing list of resources. For the latest updates, we recommend visiting the City of Austin’s COVID-19 page, the World Health Organization and/or the Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 pages.

If you have a helpful resource that you’d like for Urban Roots to add to this page, please submit the information to Angela Flawn-Chopp at angela@urbanrootsatx.org with the subject line: Helpful Resource for UR’s COVID-19 Page.

Food Resources:

***A large portion of the following food resources are from this very helpful SFC Farmers’ Market blog post, shared on March 18th. Please click here to view their full blog post for more details. 

Grocery Stores & Delivery/Online Order Options:

HEB Curbside *Fee: Free for First-time users. Service is free or $4.95

Favor Senior Support Line: Seniors across Texas, aged 60 and older, will be able to place orders with Favor using a curated list of grocery essentials available from H-E-B.

Walmart Pick-Up

Favor *Fee: $7.95 for delivery with $4.95 personal shopper fee

-Instacart *Fee: Free delivery on your first order, $3.99 if order is over $35.00, $7.99 if order is under $35.00 (They also charge 3% fee to the price of each product, 5% service fee and 5% for tip for the driver)

-If you do not drive or have a friend, family or neighbor who can pick up items and deliver them to your home or if you need help buying food, please call 512-972-6240.

Lettuce Networks: Austin-based meal kit delivery with local, sustainable ingredients.

Prep to your door: Austin-based, work with farmers like Johnson’s Backyard Garden to prepare and deliver healthy meals.

Snackshare: 100% locally sourced, full-service grocery delivery to home selected zip codes.

Braune Farms: On-farm pick up/farm stand open Wednesdays. 3100 Link Rd Seguin, TX.

-Peeler Farms Beef: Pick-Up in Floresville and Delivery Available; email orders@peelerfarms.com. 3007 FM 539 Floresville, TX 78114

Hat and Heart Farm: Fredericksburg. Drive-up pickups of produce bags and eggs

Green Bexar Farm: Serving the San Antonio area

Farmers’ Markets: 

-SFC Farmers’ Markets (Accept and Match up to $30 for SNAP and WIC purchases). Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm.

-Downtown: 422 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX 78701.

-Sunset Valley: 3200 Jones Rd. Austin, TX 78745.

-Learn about their additional safety precautions here.

Texas Farmers’ Markets (Accept and Match up to $30 for SNAP purchases).

-Mueller: 10 am -2 pm, Sundays. 4209 Airport Blvd. Austin, TX 78722.

-Lakeline: 9 am – 1 pm, Saturdays. 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr. Cedar Park, Texas 78613.

-Learn about their additional safety precautions here.

Barton Creek Farmers Market: 9 am -1 pm, Saturdays at the Barton Creek Mall parking lot.

Lone Star Farmers’ Market at Hill Country Galleria: 10 am – 2 pm, Sundays. 12700 Hill Country Blvd.Bee Cave, TX 78738

Elgin Farmers’ Market: 5-8 pm, Thursdays at Elgin Depot Museum.

Waco Farmers’ Market: 9 am-12 pm, Saturdays at 500 Washington Ave. Waco, Texas 76701 

New Braunfels Farmers Market: 186 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, Texas 78130

Round Rock Farmers’ Market: 10 am – 2 pm, Saturdays. University Oaks shopping mall behind IKEA.

Dripping Springs Farmers’ Market: 3 pm – 6 pm, Wednesdays. Veterans Memorial Park, 160 E Mercer St, Dripping Springs, “In the Triangle” off 290 & RR12

Preorders and Pickups Available at SFT Farmers’ Markets:
Hairston Creek Farm is starting a limited add-on CSA Pickup at SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Texas Farmers’ Market at Lakeline, or Pedernales. 

La Belle Vie Farm: Farmers’ market pickup and home delivery of fresh duck (whole, breast, quarter) and fresh whole chicken

The Cake and Spoon Bakery: (quiche, scones, Chelsea buns, pies, baby cakes, shortbreads/cookies, fruit Galette, English Sausage Rolls, Savory Hand Pies). Contact Melissa at 512-426-7697 or melissa@cakeandspoon.com by Wednesday for Saturday pickups

Chow Hound Raw: (Raw dog food, Treats, Chews). Home delivery or market pickup, text 512-787-2031 or email chowhoundraw@gmail.com by Friday at 3 pm for market pickup.

Native Roots Salsa Company and Goldenwood Mushrooms: email Brenda.adamson@goldenwoodmushrooms.com by Friday at 5 for market pickup.

Ninja Pig: (Brisket, pork belly & pulled pork by the 1/2 pound and fresh made tortillas) text 512-980-0072 by Friday at 5 for pickup order at the market.

The Sourdough Project: (Sourdough Crackers and sourdough starter) contact by 4 pm Friday for pickup at market.

Lemon Tree Herbs: (Herbal tinctures, elixirs and cordials for supporting immune system, managing stress and lifting the spirits.) DM on instagram by Friday at 2 for market pick up.

Shirttail Creek Farm: (Grass fed Beef, Pasture Raised Chicken, Pasture Raised Eggs) Order online at the website by 3 pm Fridays for market pickups.

Medicine Woman Herbs: (teas, herbal blends, and tinctures) Offering local delivery and pickup options, email MedicineWomanHerbs@gmail.com for more information.

-Austin Honey Co: Email austinhoneyco@gmail.com or call 512-784-3279 by Fridays at 3 pm for pickup at market.

Flintrock Hill Farm: (seasonal vegetables and pastured eggs) Call 830-481-4272 by Thursday at 3 for market pickup.

CSA’S:
-Central Texas Farmers Coop: Drive-thru neighborhood pickups from San Marcos to Austin starting March 31

-CSA’s now closed to new registrations:

-MRC New Leaf Agriculture: Now closed for new sign-ups.

Johnson’s Backyard Garden: Due to overwhelming demand, they are no longer able to accept new sign-ups at this time.

Green Gate Farms: Spring CSA vegetable season is full, but they do have weekly and biweekly shares available for the Summer Season.

Restaurants:

Restaurants offer free meals to anyone struggling through coronavirus changes

Bento Picnic: (wholemeal prepacked plant and animal protein, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free available). Delivery and pick up available

Confituras Little Kitchen: 2129 Goodrich Ave. Austin, TX 78704

Dai Due: To-go food and butcher shop still open

Holy Roller: Curbside takeout and future scheduling of pick up orders

Salt & Time: Butcher shop still open

Thai Fresh: Curbside pickup and grocery items

Cocoa Puro Chocolates: (CocoaPuro@yahoo.com) for orders shipped anywhere

-More lists on other sites:

CultureMap Austin: Master list of restaurants offering to-go and delivery.

-Austin360 – “Getting groceries in Austin during a pandemic: Where to shop, how to help employees

Austin Restaurant Takeout Tracker – project aims to track restaurants that are open during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Access Points for Low-Income Families: Local school districts are providing meals for their students. All others should call 211 for information on where to access emergency food resources. 

AISD Curbside Meal Delivery

Double Up Food Bucks at various Farmers’ Markets

Central Texas Food Bank

School Meals Information (all of Texas)

Del Valle ISD Food Services: March 16 – Letter from Superintendent regarding school closures. Food delivery options for students.

El Buen: Food pantry, currently operating during regular hours open on Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-12 pm.

Hope Food Pantry: Currently implementing a no-contact, curbside mode of distribution on Thursday, Friday, and first Saturday of each month from 9 am – 10:30 am.

Meals on Wheels: Delivering food to Central Texas seniors.

-To search for food pantries, Aunt Bertha has created FindHelp.org, a free social services search platform available in any language (Google translation). To search, select your preferred language, add your zip code, select the category “food” and subcategory “food pantries.” To help Spanish speakers and/or low literacy people you can follow instructions using Spanish instructions food pantries.

-USDA Hunger Number: If you require food during the COVID-19 pandemic contact the UDSA National Hunger Hotline: 1-866-3-HUNGRY. 

-Use ConnectATX from the United Way to find food and other resources in the Greater Austin community.

If you are looking to donate food, contact 512-222-7769 or fill out this online survey. Central Texas Food Bank, Keep Austin Fed, and Save the Food Austin are pooling resources to get this food to those in need in our community.

General COVID-19 Community Resources:

City of Austin’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Web Page

Order of Control for Mass Gatherings and Critical Infrastructure (Austin) − March 21, 2020

Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 Web Page

World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Web Page

Telehealth Services

Flatten The Curve Texas Facebook Group Page

Collective care

Resources for COVID-19

COVID-19 Communication Symbols

Coronavirus Resource Kit

List of resources for people, businesses affected by COVID-19 in Austin-Travis County

Johns Hopkins Corona Virus Map

Public Health On Call Podcast – Daily podcast from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health featuring scientific and evidence-based insights on C19. Watch local and state public health department web sites for up-to-date guidance.

Senior Guide to Mental Health During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

-–Free Stress Management Program: The Anxiety & Stress Clinic at UT Austin is providing up to three free, remote stress management therapy sessions for people in Texas that are experiencing significant distress due to COVID-19.

Resources in Spanish / Recursos en Español:

Recursos sobre la pandemia del Coronavirus

***A large portion of these food resources are from this very helpful SFC Farmers’ Market blog post, shared on March 18th. Please click here to view their full blog post for more details. 

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