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, email@example.com
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 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), firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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:
- SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) This used to be called food stamps. Helps buy food for good health. Some people might get help the next work day.
- TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Cash Help for Families Helps families with children 18 and younger pay for things like food, clothing, and housing.
- WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program A health and nutrition program that helps improve the diets of infants and children as well as pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women.
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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)