Food Needs

Schools Out, Foods In (SOFI)

Many Dripping Springs children who eat free breakfast and lunch at school will not eat adequate meals once school dismisses for summer. SOFI is a summer food assistance program that delivers healthy breakfast and lunch foods to participating families every week for the entire summer. 

Many families do not have transportation.  Others work during local food pantry food distribution hours. Additionally, many families in crisis are not food pantry clients.  Those in need sign up anonymously and food is delivered directly to their door. SOFI wishes to fill the gaps of existing services so no child is left hungry.

SOFI is committed to providing quality food that nourishes the children: whole grains, low fat, low in sugar, and little or no additives or preservatives. Contact Hill Country Bible Church, Dripping Springs to learn more: https://hcbcds.com/

Center of the Plate

Feeding Our Community, One Family at a Time.

Founded in 2015 by two DSPC teenagers, Grace and Faith Baxter, Center of the Plate provides meat protein to food-insecure families in the Dripping Springs community. This ministry works with the identified families for up to 8 months in order to have a deep, positive impact on their lives.

DSPC supports this ministry by donating funds to support meat processing costs. Additionally, the freezers for storing the meat for each family are located at DSPC. There are currently eight freezers with a capacity to support eight families. The meat is donated by 4-H and FFA members. Families enrolled in the program visit the church once a week to pick-up their meat.

Need support? Contact DSPC at dspc@dspc.org to connect with our Center of the Plate coordinators.

Helping Hands

Dripping Springs Helping Hands is a local nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organization supported by local businesses, individuals, and churches. The mission of Helping Hands is to provide the community of Dripping Springs, Texas with a framework of compassionate care designed to assist neighbors in time of need, regardless of their age, creed, or ethnic origin.
Food pantry hours: Wednesdays from 1:30-3pm and Thursdays from 5-6:30pm.
Visit https://www.helpinghands-drippingsprings.org/ for details.