We will continue to serve families in need, as we are able!
Our mission is to help neighbors in need. During this unexpected and trying time, Provisions will continue in our mission for as long as we are able.
We will make all efforts to remain open during our normal hours of operation–
- Tuesdays, 10:00a to 6:00p
- Wednesday, 9:00a to 3:00p
- Thursday, 9:00a to 3:00p
We are working with clients using a “zero / minimum contact” plan in which clients go through a very brief intake (barrier shield in place between client and intake personnel; no signatures or exchange of documents required) and then wait in their vehicle for their food. We have temporarily ceased the “client choice” shopping model of food selection. We are allowing only one person at a time into our waiting room at the door, and no clients are going into the food pantry area. Volunteers are preparing the food selections for each client and delivering them to the end of our loading dock, where the clients pick them up themselves to load into their vehicle. (There is a zero contact plan for loading if a client is physically unable to load his/her own groceries.)
Many of our volunteers are very generously still serving in our pantry, knowing that our services will be needed more now by more families than what is normal. We expect to serve many new families who have been directly affected by COVID-19 related closures and quarantines. We expect to see many of our established clients more frequently. It is our goal to serve all who need us as we make our way through this public health crisis.
How Can You Help?
Our first and foremost need will be additional funding–with additional funds, we are able to purchase exactly what we need when we need it.
Obviously, more clients means that more food will be needed. Your monetary contribution will make a difference for our client families.
Because we are a partner agency of the San Antonio Food Bank, we are able to make your dollar stretch much farther than what you are able to buy at retail prices. If particular items are unavailable or in short supply at the SAFB, we will use alternative vendors for purchasing needed items. Having the flexibility to do that is an important option for us to have when we need an item quickly.
You may make a monetary donation electronically via our PayPal CLICK HERE
Or you may send a check to PO Box 343, Bulverde, TX 78163. Checks should be made payable to “Provisions”
Our next most pressing need will be donations of food–canned goods and staples that can go directly onto our shelves and immediately into the hands of our clients. These “in-kind” donations of canned & dry goods helps us fill in the gaps between deliveries from the San Antonio Food Bank and our other vendors. It also helps us to keep our expenses down–the more food that is donated is just that much less than we need to purchase.
With this “minimum contact” method of food distribution, we are working from a specific list of groceries. A donation of these specific items would be greatly appreciated. CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST.
We welcome these donations of food, but respectfully ask that you do NOT leave any kind of donation on our doorstep or loading dock when we are closed. Food that is left unattended overnight or over the weekend is exposed to the elements and vermin; all food left unattended –even canned goods– will be discarded. We accept donations of food when we are open for client services (see above), and also on Monday mornings from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. There are a few other donation sites around Bulverde where you can drop off during each location’s posted hours of operation.
As always, we appreciate the generous support we receive from our community. It is our calling to serve our neighbors in need. It is by God’s grace and your help that we will continue to be able to do so.
Provisions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
We are located at 2295 Bulverde Road, Unit 1 (behind Vine in the Village), Bulverde, TX 78163