Harvest Food Pantry is closing at the end of August 2018

Last year, the San Antonio Food Bank opened the New Braunfels Food Bank, dramatically changing the food security landscape in our community. As a large, client-choice food bank providing direct client services, the New Braunfels Food Bank significantly increased the supply of food to New Braunfels residents in need. In addition, the San Antonio and New Braunfels Food Banks also offer numerous other programs – nutrition classes, benefits assistance, job training, a culinary arts school, and community gardens – that empower clients to better their lives while simultaneously meeting their immediate need for food. With its large presence, multi-pronged approach, and strong support of its parent organization, the New Braunfels Food Bank is already making a significant impact in our community and is poised to do even greater work in the future.

Clients & VolunteersOur final grocery distribution will be Saturday, August 25th. Just as we have for the past eight years, we will distribute bags the remaining Saturdays of this month (August 11, 18, and 25). During this time, English and Spanish flyers will be distributed with information regarding the change. English and Spanish speakers will be available to talk directly with clients. 

Volunteers – Without a doubt, the most difficult part of the decision to close Harvest was the knowledge that we have incredible, dedicated, passionate volunteers. And you are still needed! We want to connect you to other opportunities where you can serve with the same joy and generosity with which you have served at Harvest. There are many great places to serve in New Braunfels, including New Braunfels Food Bank, Kids’ Club, and Volunteers in Medicine.  

In this time of transition, there is joy: the joy of knowing how much God has done and the joy of knowing He still has so much in store for the future.