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DAWN Centers

Houston Health Department established DAWN to offer free wellness programming to those diagnosed with, and at risk for, diabetes. Members will make lifestyle enhancements to improve their disease management and quality of life.

Third Ward Multi-Service Center
3611 Ennis, Houston, Texas 77004
832-393-4055

Edible Houston

Edible Houston is an independently owned, community-based bi-monthly Edible Communities publication that celebrates the seasonal food culture of the Houston area.

Gardening

This website provides links to sites that are tailored to gardening in Houston

Go Healthy Houston

Go Healthy Houston is improving the health of all Houstonians by increasing access to healthy foods, physical activity, and tobacco-free places. The initiative was launched by Mayor Annise Parker in 2012 and is led by a coalition of public and private partners.

HFB Social Service Outreach

Houston Food Bank's Social Services Outreach Program (SSOP) is focused on raising awareness in the service area of available social services and provides application and
technical assistance for state-funded social and health services.

535 Portwall Street
Houston, Texas 77029

HFB-emergency pantry

The purpose of the Emergency Food Pantry is to serve working families who can’t access their neighborhood pantry. The pantry requires proof of employment in the form of a paycheck or paystub from an employer.

535 Portwall Street
Houston, Texas 77029

Houston Food Bank

As a member of the nation's largest non-governmental, domestic hunger relief organization - Feeding America - our goal is to make food accessible to hungry people in their greatest times of need.

535 Portwall Street
Houston, Texas 77029

Houston Parks and Recreation Department

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has six playgrounds where all children and families can play together, regardless of their abilities. Located throughout the department’s park system, these playgrounds were built through a variety of programs, but all aim to provide inclusive environments for children of all abilities.

Kids Meals Houston

Kids’ Meals is a first-responder to children ages five-years-old and under facing debilitating hunger due to abject poverty. Every weekday, year-round, from 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers prepare thousands of healthy lunches consisting of a sandwich, snack and 100% juice or milk.

METRO

METRO's local bus service runs mostly along city streets, making stops at every other corner along the designated route. Routes are color-coded based on service frequency during the midday and weekends. 

My Plate

MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future.

Urban Harvest

From this simple concept grew Urban Harvest, a nonprofit organization with three hardworking programs at its core: Community Gardens, gardening and youth Education, and Farmers Markets. Urban Harvest inspires and empowers people of diverse backgrounds to grow and share healthy foods, in the process enriching the city we all call home. Find gardening advice here!

USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP

USDA’s nutrition programs like SNAP have a long-standing commitment to improve the nutrition of children and low-income families and help ensure that all of America’s children have access to safe, nutritious, and well-balanced meals.

YMCA of Greater Houston

The YMCA of Greater Houston offers programs for families that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. At their local YMCA, Houston-area families will find activities for youth & teen, including afterschool programs, camps, sports leagues, fitness classes and more.

Crossroads Community Services

This organization aims to ensure that all people in Dallas County have ready access to nourishing foods and that they are offered life-skills education that can help reduce obesity in impoverished areas. They provide families with a variety of nutritious food, including lots of fresh produce.

Crossroads Community Services
1822 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201
214-560-2511

Edible Dallas

Edible Dallas & Fort Worth is a community-based publication that promotes the local food, farms and cuisine of the Dallas Fort Worth Texas area.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

This program is designed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed-behaviors necessary for nutritionally sound diets, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.

Dallas County EFNEP
7610 N. Stemmons Frwy.
Suite 140
Dallas, TX 75247
214-688-0912

Jubilee Park and Community Center

Offers healthy meals to kids in their afterschool program as well as healthy snacks on the weekend. Exercise classes are offered 4 days per week to adults and Jubilee’s youth athletics program targets the issue of childhood obesity among resident children.

Jubilee Park and Community Center
917 Bank Street
Dallas, TX 75223
214-887-1364

My Plate

MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future.

North Texas Food Bank

Dallas nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of more than 200 Partner Agencies in 13 counties. As a member of Feeding America, we support the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. We strive to be the best nonprofit. Including access provided through SNAP application services, NTFB provides access to nearly 170,000 nutritious meals every day. 

South Dallas Community Food Center

This organization provides low-income families with nutritional food on a weekly basis by distributing groceries, hot meals, bus passes, and gas cards.

South Dallas Community Food Center
3119 Pine Street Building I
Dallas, TX 75215
214-565-9136

USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP

USDA’s nutrition programs like SNAP have a long-standing commitment to improve the nutrition of children and low-income families and help ensure that all of America’s children have access to safe, nutritious, and well-balanced meals. For more information about how to apply for SNAP benefits please visit

West Dallas Multipurpose Center

Offers a food pantry program to individuals and families in need. They have special holiday programs including Thanksgiving food baskets as well as preventative health services and a nutritional program. They also host an annual wellness expo.

West Dallas Multipurpose Center
2828 Fish Trap Rd.
Dallas, TX 75212
214-670-6530

White Rock Center of Hope

The food pantry program helps families in need, many of who have children.

White Rock Center of Hope
10021A Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218
214-324-8996

YMCA of Dallas

The YMCA of Dallas offers programs for families that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. At their local YMCA, Dallas-area families will find activities for youth & teen, including afterschool programs, camps, sports leagues, fitness classes and more.

Central Texas Food Bank

Founded in 1981, the Central Texas Food Bank of Texas provides food and grocery products through a network of over 300 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 46,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas, an area about twice the size of Massachusetts.

Edible Austin

Welcome to Edible Austin. We are a bi-monthly publication promoting local food in Austin and Central Texas.

Farmers' Markets in Austin Accepting SNAP

SNAP benefits are accepted at several farmers' markets in Austin:

- Green Gate Neighborhood Farm Market
- Springdale Neighborhood Farm Market
- Texas Farmers' Market at Lakeline
- Texas Farmers' Market Mueller
- SFC Farmers' Market Sunset Valley
- SFC Farmers' Market Downtown
- SFC Farmers' Market at Triangle
- SFC Farmers' Market East
- Sierra Ridge Neighborhood Farm Market
- Cunningham Neighborhood Farm Market
- Sanchez Neighborhood Farm Market

Farmer’s Market – calendar

A map and list of farmer's markets in Central Texas.

Green Corn

Green Corn Project (GCP) is a grassroots, volunteer-run organization dedicated to helping Central Texans in need grow their own organic vegetables. GCP installs organic food gardens for elderly, low-income, and disabled community members as well as for elementary schools, community centers, and shelters in underserved areas of Austin. We turn unused land into garden beds that provide food, education, and a sense of accomplishment and pride for all involved in their creation and maintenance.

Keep Austin Fed

Keep Austin Fed is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that gathers wholesome and nutritious surplus food from commercial kitchens and distributes it to area charities that serve hungry people in need.

My Plate

MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future.

PEAS Farm

PEAS (Partners for Education, Agriculture, and Sustainability) Farm is a collective of educators, students, parents, and community members operating the community and school organic farm at Cunningham Elementary in Austin.

Sustainable Food Center

Sustainable Food Center's mission is to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. SFC envisions a food-secure community where all children and adults grow, share, and prepare healthy, local food.

Urban Roots

Urban Roots is a youth development organization that uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community.

USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP

USDA’s nutrition programs like SNAP have a long-standing commitment to improve the nutrition of children and low-income families and help ensure that all of America’s children have access to safe, nutritious, and well-balanced meals.

YMCA of Austin

The Y is dedicated to building programs for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility that promote strong families, character values, youth leadership, community development and international understanding. The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive by providing supportive and inclusive environments that nurture the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation's health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.