Catholic Charities’ Family Assistance Program is designed to provide compassionate and caring services to individuals and families facing barriers to accessing “basic needs” including food, clothing, housing, health care and more. The larger goal of moving families toward greater self-sufficiency begins with meeting these basic “human rights” thus allowing clients to work to achieve the life they envision.

Services Provided
  • Food assistance, serving the community at large
  • Health screenings and nutrition education
  • Information and referral services
  • Case management services
  • Direct assistance with applying for mainstream benefits (i.e., SNAP)
  • Limited financial assistance
  • Advocacy in obtaining community resources
  • Saturday food fairs (twice monthly, all welcome, no ID required)
  • Share Your Blessings Christmas sponsorship
  • Intra-agency referrals for Counseling ServicesPregnancy and Parenting ServicesSenior ServicesImmigration Legal AssistanceVeterans Services and Basic Needs Services in the Bay Area, Texas City and Galveston.

Contact our main office at 713.526.4611 or you may contact one of the facilities in your area:

Service Area

The Lewis and Joan Lowenstein Foundation Pan De Vida Food Pantry is located in:
Catholic Charities Guadalupe Center
326 South Jensen Drive, Houston, Texas 77006
713-227-9981

Bay Area Basic Needs Center
1300-A Bay Area Blvd., Houston, Texas 77058
281-282-6069

Texas City Basic Needs Office
712 5th Avenue, Texas City, Texas 77590
409-948-0405

Galveston Basic Needs Office
4700 Broadway, Suite F-103, Galveston, Texas 77551
409-762-2064