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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, 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.

Welcome Back Clients!

Caritas of Waco is excited to welcome back clients into the building, to be served in-person by staff and volunteers.

Client hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 – 11:00 AM and 1:00-3:00 PM. Dates and hours are subject to change due to holidays.

  • The waiting areas will be limited.
  • Please bring a photo ID.
  • Clients need to park in the spaces along Mary Avenue and enter through the door marked “Client Entrance,” to begin the check-in process.
  • In order to provide a safe and healthy environment to all community members, only one member per household is allowed in the building at a time to receive food assistance.
  • Caritas of Waco is asking that masks be worn by those not fully vaccinated and to practice social distancing while in the building.
  • Clients needing case management, SNAP, and financial assistance will continue to be served over the phone and by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 254-753-4593.

Client Resources:

Pantry Services:
*No appointment necessary.*
Waiting room is limited to 25 people at a time.
Only one member per household is allowed inside.
*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.

Case Management Services:
*Scheduled by appointment only.*
More information on Intensive Case Management services
More information on Employment Case Management Services

Utility Assistance:
*By phone only.*
More information on Emergency Services

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

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


Making A Difference Together

"I support Caritas because I believe in the mission and see the need in our community. In addition to the food pantry and the many client services that are offered, I find it very beneficial that Caritas offers job training and certifications which allow the client to become self-sufficient. I encourage everyone to consider supporting Caritas, whether it be financially or as a volunteer. You’ll be amazed by the dedication of Caritas’s staff and actually see the impact of your contribution. "

Cindy Wood, Caritas Board President

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