Food Security

Resources for Food Security

City of Harlingen

The City of Harlingen partners with the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley to host food distribution events. You don’t have to live in Harlingen to receive the food, but you do need to wear a mask and bring an ID.

Location: Harlingen Soccer Complex, 4515 E. Harrison

Harlingen Neighborhood Food Pantry

The Harlingen Neighborhood Food Pantry distributes food along with baby supplies to Harlingen residents Wednesdays, 9:00AM-11:30AM.  Please bring ID and utility bill or other proof of address.

Location: Church of Christ, 801 E. Harrison, Harlingen

Contact: (956) 428-3972,

Food Bank RGV

The Food Bank RGV serves Hidalgo, Willacy, and Cameron Counties. They distribute food through a weekly Emergency Pantry and support local food drives.

Location: 724 Cage Blvd., Pharr

Contact: (956) 682-8101, option 2, for a referral to a food pantry close to you.

Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes distributes food bags in Harlingen through their Friday Food Bags program from 9:00AM-12:00PM. Open to Harlingen residents. They also provide meals seven days a week through their Bread of Life Dining Hall.

Location: 514 S. E. St., Harlingen; 688 W. Kimball Ave., Raymondville

Contact: (956) 423-1014 (Harlingen), (956) 699-2170 (Raymondville),

Faith Pleases God Food Pantry

Faith Pleases God Food Pantry is an approved partner agency of the RGV food bank. They provide free groceries to qualified residence of Cameron county.

Location: 4501 W. Expwy. 83, Harlingen

Contact: (956) 412-5600,

Limitless Church Limitless Food Pantry

Limitless Food Pantry distributes groceries Wednesdays from 12-2pm (times are subject to change). There are no restrictions and the only requirement is that you have a need.

Location: Limitless Church, 1021 E. Madison Ave., Harlingen. Line starts on Madison Ave – 11th – Jefferson.

Contact: (956) 202-2662

Texas Health and Human Services

Benefits that assist people experiencing food insecurity include the following:

Your Texas Benefits  Learn about benefit programs, apply for new benefits, and manage your account or applications.

Calling Texas Health and Human Services  If you are unsure how HHS can help you, call 855-937-2372 to talk to a trained professional. Check here for phone numbers to whatever HHS resources you may need.

Lower Rio Grande Valley Area Agency on Aging  Connects people ages 60 and older with resources. 

Location: 1501 N. 28th St., Ste. A2, Harlingen (Map)

Contact: 956-412-0958 (Phone); 956-440-8678 (Fax)