The Harvest Food Pantry is a small location with a very limited amount of storage room. Therefore, we ask that you please give through financial donations rather than physical grocery items. This helps to ensure that everyone receives equal support.
The best way that you can help support the work of the Harvest Food Pantry is to donate money. Funds raised are used to purchase items from the San Antonio Food Bank and at local grocery stores, where the Pantry gets a special discount. For example, a box of cereal that would cost over $2.00 at the grocery store can be purchased from the SAFB for about $0.20!
The Pantry does not take food donations for several other reasons: the Pantry operates out of a very small space, so we have to fill our shelves very carefully. When our once-a-month SAFB delivery comes, the room is filled to the brim! Also, the Pantry packs a very specific list of food items in the weekly grocery bags, based on a nutrition model that shows healthy choices for 4 meals, for a family of 5.
Depending on what is available from the SAFB, it costs about $25 to pack a bag for a family of 5. The retail cost of the bag is over $40! Every penny donated goes directly to the Harvest Pantry and into the grocery bags. Therefore, any amount donated will be used to feed families in need.
1. You can mail your donation to Oakwood Baptist Church at 2154 Loop 337 N, New Braunfels, TX, 78130. Be sure to mark the donation as being for the Harvest Pantry.
2. If you attend Oakwood Baptist Church, you can donate cash (in an envelope marked "Harvest Pantry") or a check (made out to OBC and listing Harvest Pantry on the memo line) by placing your offering in the plate during Sunday services.
3. To make a donation in person and see the Pantry, please call Laurie Tieman at (830)643-9775. Tours are offered on Friday mornings. The Harvest Food Pantry is located at 1024 B San Antonio Street, in the back of the Communities In Schools Thrift Store. The Pantry is open on Friday mornings for volunteer shifts, and Saturday mornings for food distribution. Please schedule a visit if you'd like to come by.
4. Does your workplace donate to local charities? Please contact Laurie Tieman at email@example.com if your company gives community grants or cash donations and we will contact them directly to apply for the donation.
The Harvest Food Pantry is located at 1024 B San Antonio Street, in the back of the Communities In Schools Thrift Store. The Pantry is open on Friday mornings for volunteer shifts, and Saturday mornings for food distribution. Please schedule a visit if you'd like to come by.
If you would like to volunteer to work at the Harvest Food Pantry, please email Laurie Tieman at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and volunteer opportunities. Volunteers must be 18 years of age, and have already graduated from high school to participate.
Loaf of wheat bread
Pkg 20 count flour tortillas
Box of cereal
2 lb bag of rice
2 - 15 oz. cans tomato sauce
2 - 15 oz. cans corn
Fresh vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions)
1 dozen eggs
2 lbs fresh meat (chicken breasts
or ground beef)
2 cans tuna or canned chicken
18 oz. jar peanut butter
1 gallon 2% milk
1 - 2 lb. cheese (depending on SAFB availability)
46 oz. bottle fruit juice
29 oz. can fruit (applesauce, peaches, pears)
Fresh fruit (bananas, apples, oranges, etc)
48 oz. bottle vegetable oil
Harvest Food Pantry | 1024 B San Antonio Street | New Braunfels, TX