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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.

Federal Benefits


Through our Federal Benefits Program, Caritas serves as the largest outreach provider in McLennan County of personalized enrollment assistance for state/federal programs. Clients are guided through the application process with one-on-one assistance by an intake counselor who can set up the applicants with an online account or help apply with a paper application. Assistance is available in both English and Spanish. No appointments are necessary. Call SNAP Program Director, Esther Morales, at  254-753-4593 ext. 208, or email for more information.

Clients can apply for SNAP, Medicaid for Children and Seniors, Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the Medicare Savings Program.

Documents Needed for SNAP Enrollment:

  • Picture ID
  • Social Security Number
  • Proof of Income
  • Utility Bills
  • Medical Information

Programa de beneficios federales

A través de nuestro Programa de Beneficios Federales, Caritas sirve como el mayor proveedor de asistencia en el condado de McLennan para la inscripción personalizada para programas estatales / federales. Los clientes son guiados a través del proceso de solicitud con asistencia personalizada de un asesor de admisión que puede configurar a los solicitantes con una cuenta en línea o ayudarlos a presentar una solicitud en papel. La asistencia está disponible en inglés y español. No son necesarias citas. Llame a la directora del programa SNAP, Esther Morales, al 254-753-4593 ext. 208, o envíe un correo electrónico a para obtener más información.

Los clientes pueden solicitar SNAP, Medicaid para niños y personas mayores, Programa de seguro médico para niños (CHIP), Asistencia temporal para familias necesitadas (TANF) y el Programa de ahorros de Medicare.

Documentos necesarios para la inscripción en SNAP:

  • Identificación con foto
  • Número de seguridad social
  • Prueba de ingreso
  • Recibos de servicios públicos
  • Información médica

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

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