Eating Apart Together Initiative 

Getting you food and supplies while keeping everyone safe

The City of Austin and partners across the community created the Eating Apart Together (EAT) Initiative to get food to people experiencing homelessness through the COVID-19 response. EAT opened new doors for partnering with organizations to help meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness. As program leaders continue to monitor community needs during COVID-19, EAT's shelf-stable food operation wrapped up in June. The last prepared meals will be delivered on Sept. 30, 2021. 

See EAT in Action!


Ready to Eat Meals

Ready-to-eat meals that can be picked up at existing service locations weekdays downtown and in South Austin, now with more meals to share. These meals are packaged and can be taken to a socially distant spot to eat. 

  • Angel House Soup Kitchen (Everyday, breakfast 9:30-10:00am; lunch 11:00am-12:30pm)
  • Caritas (Monday-Friday 11am) 
  • Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center (M-F, 9:00am - 1:00pm)
  • Micah 6 Pantry at University Presbyterian Church (Thursday 6pm-7pm, Friday 2pm-3pm, Saturday 10am-11am)
  • Mobile Loaves and Fishes (see truck schedule here)
  • First Baptist (M,W,F, 11:30 - 1:00pm)
  • Mosaic Church (Sunday 9am)
  • St. David’s Episcopal Church (Saturday, 12-1 p.m.)
  • The Trinity Center (Monday-Friday 9am-9:30am)
  • Street Youth Ministry (Monday-Friday 12pm-4pm)

Find more food locations on our Basic Needs page or by calling 2-1-1/visiting

For Those not Experiencing Homelessness

Need Help:

  • If you are not experiencing homelessness but are in need of food, please call 2-1-1 or visit for help. 


About the EAT Initiative

The EAT Initiative was formed to get much needed nutrition to those who need it in a way that helps them participate in the public health response to COVID-19. It is a collective effort led by the City of Austin that includes:

  • Travis County Constable Pct 3
  • Integral Care PATH program
  • City of Austin and Travis County
  • Revolution Foods
  • Angel House Soup Kitchen - Austin Baptist Chapel (support this work here)
  • First Baptist
  • Dell Medical School
  • Kingsted
  • UNI Abolition
  • Homie Happy Hour
  • Austin Humanists at Work
  • ATX Camp Support
  • North Austin Civic Association
  • Street Youth Ministry
  • Bethel Church Austin
  • Good Work Austin
  • Socks for the Sole
  • Austin (TX) Chapter of The Links  
  • EMS Explorers
  • Hotel Van Zandt 
  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • The Other Ones Foundation
  • LINC Austin 
  • More community organizations 

EAT Surpasses One Million Meals 

EAT Surpasses Half-Million Meals

Press Release about Community Partners serving 100,000 meals

Press Release about the EAT Initiative

CityView video about the EAT Initiative

Addressing Homelessness in Austin

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