Emergency Food Pantry

EAC_Pantry_5776.jpgEmergency Food Pantry

535 Portwall Street

Houston, TX 77029

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Last client served at 7:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The purpose of the Emergency Food Pantry is to serve working families who can’t access their neighborhood pantry.

Policy for early arrivals
Fact Sheet 


  • The pantry requires proof of employment in the form of a paycheck or paystub from an employer.
  • The pantry generally does not accept any type of letter from employers as proof of employment.
  • If a client is homeless, disabled, elderly or not working, we will give them a food package and refer them to their local pantry.
  • To find a pantry near you, call 832-369-9390.

Emergency Food Pantry Information 

Emergency Food Pantry Verification 

SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) Application Assistance 

A “Your Texas Benefits Station” is available in the emergency food pantry. The “Your Texas Benefits Station” provides clients easy access  to  sign up for state funded benefits such as SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), TANF and Medicaid. Clients can also check the status of their case, see which benefits they will receive, and benefit amounts. On-site instructions on how to use the “Your Texas Benefits Station” are available. 

If  you need additional assistance, please ask emergency food pantry staff or call 832-369-9390 and a representative will be able to assist you. 


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The emergency pantry is operated by the Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC).  Emergency Aid Coalition has been a partner agency of the Houston Food Bank for almost 25 years. The organization’s mission is to serve as an interfaith association of congregations covenanted to promote the self-sufficiency of its clients by assisting them with basic needs.  In addition to food, clients will receive references for food pantries in their neighborhoods.

Those interested in volunteering at the emergency pantry can contact EAC Volunteer Coordinator Marian Bryant.

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