Resources for West Texans During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Permian Basin Relief Funds, Meals and more

Marfa Public Radio is compiling resources for residents of the area. If you are offering services and would like to be included on this list, please email diana@marfapublicradio.org.(Last updated Thursday, April 2, 2020)

Relief funds

  • Permian Basin Area Foundation – Permian Basin Area Foundation has opened its Emergency Relief Fund for donations in response to the COVID-19 health crisis. Donations to the fund will be used for dispersing grants to nonprofits addressing immediate needs of the pandemic. PBAF aims to provide a vehicle through which donors may contribute financially  towards organizations serving communities for disaster relief or emergency hardships.

West Texas Senior Shopping Hours

  • Dollar General Stores – All locations offering senior shopping hours first hour of opening.
  • Market Street in Midland – Senior shoppings hours from 6 am to 9 am.
  • Walmart in Midland – Senior shoppings hours on Tuesday 6 am – 7am.

Federal Food Assistance Programs

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Food BenefitsSNAP is a federally funded program that helps low-income families buy food from local stores. SNAP assistance is available to families, elderly people and single adults that qualify. Applicants must reside in Texas, and must apply in the county in which they reside.
  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) – In order to be eligible to receive assistance from certain food banks in West Texas, you’ll need to fill out a TEFAP application. The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that provides low-income Texans with emergency food assistance at no cost.

Meals

  • West Texas Food Bank Midland & Odessa– Starting Monday March 23, the Client Choice Pantries in both WTFB locations will begin serving with modified hours. The food bank’s social service workers can assist you over the phone to apply for SNAP benefits. Call 432-580-6333 for assistance.
    • Odessa Pantry Hours
      • Monday 1 pm – 4 pm
      • Wednesday 9 am – 12 noon
      • Friday 9 am – 12 noon
    • Midland Pantry Hours
      • Tuesday 9 am – 12 noon
      • Wednesday 1 pm – 4 pm
      • Thursday 9 am – 12 pm

Odessa

  • Ector County ISD – The district is providing breakfast and lunch at no cost to students. Find out more about distribution times and locations here.
  • Odessa Boys and Girls Clubs – Shelf-stable weekend meals for kids available at 800 E. 13th or 1476 N. Knox. Distribution from 4 pm – 7 pm on Fridays. More information at (432) 337-8389.
  • Bethlehem Baptist – 1000 W Clements. Distribution from Fridays at 8 am to 9:30 pm. More information at (432) 337-8389.
  • Catholic Charities – 2500 Andrews. Distribution Tuesday through Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm. More information at 432-332-1387.
  • Mackey Chapel United Methodist Church – 306 W Clements. Distribution last Wednesday of the month from 4 pm to 6 pm. More information at 432-332-7707.
  • Odessa Meals On Wheels – 1314 E 5th St. Distribution Monday through Friday from 8 am to 1 pm. More information available at 432-333-6451.
  • Permian Basin Mission Center – 208 N Adams. Distribution Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 12:30 pm. More information available at 432-337-0554
  • Salvation Army Odessa – 811 E 10th St. Distribution Monday through Friday from 9 am to 12 pm. More information available at 432-332-0738.
  • Shadow of Christ – 16015 S Hwy 385. Distribution on the 1st & 15th of each month from 10 am to 12 pm. More information available at 432-332-0024
  • St John’s Episcopal Church –401 N County Rd. West. Distribution on the third Saturday of Month from 8 am until 10 am. More information available at 432-333-6022.
  • St. James Missionary Baptist Church – 2212 E 11 St. Distribution on the second Friday of every month. More information available at 432-580-3306.
  • Westminster Presbyterian – 4901 Maple. Distribution on the last Saturday of the month fro 10 am until 1 pm. More information available at (432) 366-1321.

Midland

  • Midland ISD – The district will provide free breakfast and lunch during the COVID-19 school closure. All children 18 years old and younger are eligible, as well as those who receive services from the school. Find out more about distribution times and locations here.
  • Amos – 908 S. Loraine. Distribution Monday through Friday from 9 am to 12 pm. More information available at 432-687-2667.
  • Midland Boys and Girls Club – 1321 S. Goode St. Shelf-stable weekend meals for kids available from 4 pm to 7 pm on Fridays.
  • Bethel Baptist – Christ Grocery Store – 410 S. Calhoun. Distribution every third Thursday of the month from 10 am to 1 pm. More information available at 432-683-9465.
  • Casa De Amigos – 1101 Garden Lane. Distribution Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. More information available at 432-682-9701
  • Greater Ideal Baptist Church – 303 N. Lee St. Distribution every Tuesday from 11 am to 1 pm. More information available at 432-349-9354.
  • Midland Baptist Crisis Center – 806 S. Baird. Distribution on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm. More information available at 432-685-1467.
  • Midland County Greater Works – 922 S. Main. Distribution Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 12:30 pm, delivery only. More information available at 432-694-2501.
  • New Harvest Fellowship – 4010 N. CR 1130. Distribution on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month from 10 am to 1 pm. More information available at 432-924-2341.
  • One Hope Church Of Christ – 2515 Ohio. Distribution on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 12:30 pm to 2 pm. More information available at 432-684-9800.
  • Redeemed Church of God – 406 N. Midland Dr. Distribution on the first Saturday of the month from 10 am to 12 pm. More information available at 347-737-8952.
  • Salvation Army Of Midland – 300 S. Baird. Distribution Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. More information available at 432-683-3614.
  • Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen – 410 E. Florida St. Distribution Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 pm. More information available at 432-689-2339.
  • The Seed Food Pantry – 4210 W. Illinois. Distribution on the last Saturday of the month from 8 am until 12 pm. More information available at 432-352-3763.

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