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Caritas helps families, individuals, and veterans in need through emergency services and case management programs.
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Caritas is able to provide hope to those in need, due to the generosity of community partners and donors like you. Before the pandemic, 30% of Waco families were living in poverty and unable to meet basic needs. Now, during this unprecedented time, more families than ever before, are needing assistance. Your support helps us provide people with not only hope, but food and other emergency services, and the case management resources needed to help them begin their journey out of poverty. Thank you for donating today to support our mission.
To make a donation by mail, please send a check or money order made payable to Caritas of Waco to: 300 South 15th Street, Waco, TX 76701.

Emergency Services


Our emergency services program provides access to nutritious food through our pantry, and financial assistance for rent/mortgage*, utilities*, transportation*, clothing, household items, and prescriptions*. For additional information on emergency services, please contact Intensive Case Manager, Janie Ramon, at or 254-753-4593 ext. 226. Assistance is available is both English and Spanish. *When funds are available.

Find Help – Caritas Programs & Services PDF

Covid-19 Update: Drive-Thru Pantry Service

Monday – Friday
8:30 – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 2:00 PM
No appointment is necessary
Please bring a photo ID for each family receiving food
*Drive-thru pantry dates and hours are subject to change due to holidays and weather conditions.

Documents Needed for First-Time Clients

  • Picture ID
  • Proof of address- bill with current address
  • Under 18 yrs. old household members- school record, shots, Medicaid award letter, etc.
  • Over 18 yrs. old household members- picture ID

Clients will be issued a HMIS service point card that will need to be brought back on recurring visits with a bill that has a current address.

Caritas provides urgent support to anyone in need and does not discriminate against race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, religion, union or political affiliation, handicap, veteran status, or sexual orientation. The majority of clients are residents of Waco-McLennan County, although there are no geographical limits to receiving services from Caritas.


Servicios de emergencia

Nuestro programa de servicios de emergencia brinda acceso a alimentos nutritivos a través de nuestra despensa y asistencia financiera para el alquiler / hipoteca *, servicios públicos *, transporte *, ropa, artículos para el hogar y recetas *. Para obtener información adicional sobre los servicios de emergencia, comuníquese con la Administradora de casos intensivos, Janie Ramon, en o al 254-753-4593 ext. 226. La asistencia está disponible en inglés y español. * Cuando hay fondos disponibles.

Buscar ayuda – Programas y servicios de Caritas of Waco – PDF en español

Actualización de Covid-19: Servicio de despensa Drive-Thru

8:30 – 11:00 AM  y 1:00 – 2:00 PM
No se necesita cita.
Traiga una identificación con foto por cada familia que reciba alimentos.
* Las fechas y los horarios de la despensa están sujetos a cambios debido a los feriados y las condiciones climáticas.

Documentos necesarios para clientes nuevos

  • Identificación con foto
  • Comprobante de domicilio: factura con dirección actual
  • Menores de 18 años. antiguos miembros del hogar: registro escolar, vacunas, carta de concesión de Medicaid, etc.
  • Mayores de 18 años. miembros del hogar: identificación con fotografía antigua

A los clientes se les emitirá una tarjeta de punto de servicio HMIS que deberán traer de regreso en visitas periódicas con una factura que tenga una dirección actual.

Caritas brinda apoyo urgente a cualquier persona que lo necesite y no discrimina por raza, credo, edad, sexo, color, origen nacional, estado civil, religión, afiliación sindical o política, discapacidad, condición de veterano u orientación sexual. La mayoría de los clientes son residentes del condado de Waco-McLennan, aunque no existen límites geográficos para recibir servicios de Caritas.




Making A Difference Together

"I didn't have much to feel thankful for this year. Ever since my medical discharge, I have felt family and I would like to thank you and the Caritas Veterans Outreach Program for this blessing and help in hard times...people and services like the one you work for are growing rare. From my family to yours, thank you so much for not letting us fall between the cracks."

Caritas Veteran Client

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300 South 15th St., Waco, Texas 76701
(254) 753-4593