We continue to serve families in need!
Our mission is to help neighbors in need. During this pandemic “season,” Provisions has continued to serve our client families without interruption. We have not missed a single day of service due to COVID.
We are 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
As the COVID pandemic has waxed and waned over the last several months, we have returned to our “client choice” model of pantry, in which a client may shop through the warehouse and select his/her own groceries. Because we have re-opened to the public, we have modified some of our procedures to help keep our clients and volunteers as safe as we can while still serving our mission and ministry.
We are limiting the number of clients who are allowed into our waiting room and into the food pantry area. If we are very crowded or busy, we may limit the amount of time a client may spend shopping (this is an “as needed” limitation that may be implemented periodically but not all the time). We are allowing only 1 “shopper” per family into the pantry area. We are also not allowing children into the pantry, with the exception being for babies in a car carrier or a single small toddler who will ride in the basket. Please make accommodations for someone to take care of your children when you are planning to come to the pantry. We appreciate your understanding and compliance with these few guidelines for service.
Masks are currently optional for both volunteers and clients. Please feel free to wear or not wear a mask at your own discretion.
How Can You Help?
Our first and foremost need is funding–with additional funds, we are able to purchase exactly what we need when we need it.
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 is 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 and toiletries 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 and products that are donated is just that much less than we need to purchase.
We have a list of items most typically needed at all times in the pantry. 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:
- HEB on Hwy. 46; there is a donation bin at the front of the store by the business office
- The Bulverde Thrift Store on Hwy. 46 in the shopping center where Planet Fitness and Subway are
- Bulverde Feed & Seed at 29110 US-281, Bulverde, TX 78163
If you have a donation of food or toiletries but cannot come by during the above stated hours or locations, please call us to make arrangements for us to receive your gift.
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