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Caritas helps families, individuals, and veterans in need through emergency services and case management programs.
Make A Donation
Caritas is able to provide hope to those in need, due to the generosity of community partners and donors like you. Before the pandemic, 26% 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


Food Assistance

Monday-Friday from 8:30 – 11:00 AM and 1:00-3:00 PM.
Hours are subject to change due to holidays.
*No appointment necessary.*
Please bring a picture ID.
Waiting rooms are limited.
Only one member per household is allowed inside.
We ask that masks be worn by those not fully vaccinated and to practice social distancing while in the building.
*You will receive a pre-loaded cart at the pantry door to take to your vehicle*
Staff and volunteers will be available to help load your vehicle, if assistance is needed.

Other Emergency Services

In addition to nutritious food through our pantry program, clients have access to (when inventory is available) diapers, toiletries, and feminine hygiene products. We also provide emergency financial assistance for rent/mortgage, utilities, transportation, clothing, household items, and prescriptions, when funds are available. For additional information on emergency services, please contact Lead Case Manager, Janie Ramon, at or 254-753-4593 ext. 226. Assistance is available is both English and Spanish.

Additional Programs

Case Management Services:
*Scheduled by appointment only*
Lead Case Manager, Janie Ramon 
254-753-4593 ext. 226
More information on Intensive Case Management services

Employment Case Management Services:
*Scheduled by appointment only*
Employment Case Manager, Jennifer Jimenez 
254-753-4593 ext. 226
More information on Employment Case Management Services

Utility Assistance:
*By phone only*

Federal Benefits Assistance:
*Scheduled by appointment*
Federal Benefits Specialist, Maribel Garcia
254-753-4593 ext. 208
More information on Federal Benefits 

Veterans Case Management:
*Scheduled by appointment*
Veterans Case Manager, LaTasha Davis
254-753-4593 ext. 233
More information on Veterans Case Management

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.




Making A Difference Together

"I had reached out to another local agency for help and it was over 30 days before I heard back from them. I was able to connect with a Caritas case manager the day I called and she answered all of my questions immediately…it was amazing what Caritas was able to do for my family. I have never needed help like this before. It's hopeful to have an organization that didn’t make me feel bad about the situation I was in."

Caritas Client

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