The choice food pantry allows our clients seeking food assistance to choose for themselves what products they receive. This service is by appointment only. Sign up is the last Tuesday of every month from 12:00-2:00pm. Please understand it fills up weeks in advance and may require being on a waiting list.
Every Monday* from 11:20am-1:40pm
by appointment ONLY
West Avenue Compassion distributes food weekly to those who have difficulty purchasing enough to avoid hunger. Please see the income guidelines below. New clients must bring a photo id and proof of residency (i.e. lease, CPS or SAWS bill).
Various job listings, from healthcare to retail, are also available to look at. Stop by and browse our jobs table!
Every Tuesday* from 12:00-2:00pm
Our pantry is stocked with gently used and new clothing items such as pants/shorts, shirts, sweaters, coats, dresses, socks and shoes. We carry a variety of clothing for men, women, and children. Depending on the supply, families can receive 5-10 articles of clothing each week.
Our clothing pantry is fully supported by donations, if you have gently used or new clothing you’d like to donate, please send us a message titled “donations” on the Contact Us page.
Available every Tuesday*
West Avenue Compassion provides the opportunity for individuals ages 60 and over to participate in two food distributions each month. On the 1st Thursday of each month at 12:00pm, seniors that qualify can receive Project Hope and Commodities.
For more information or to receive an application, please come Tuesdays from 12:00-2:00pm during our weekly food distribution or call 210-573-2847
Paperwork needed to qualify for the Senior Distributions: Proof of address, Picture ID with birth date , and Proof of Income.
Clients have access to computers with internet access to complete job applications, online classes, receive help with resume writing, and/or interview preparedness.
We also offer by appointment only, our Job Readiness Clothing program. Please Call or Text for more information.
Hours of Operation
Mondays* from 10am-1:30pm
Tuesday* from 10am-1:30pm
ESL instruction and GED preparation
classes coming soon!
WAC has partnered with Methodist Healthcare Ministries to offer a variety of educational health classes for clients and their families free of charge. The classes range from nutritional basics to specific chronic diseases like Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease. WAC also partners with various healthcare providers to offer free preventative screenings for children and adults. Please check our calendar for upcoming events!
Classes are offered on Tuesdays*, prior to food distribution at 10am
WAC has partnered with San Antonio Food Bank to offer DaisyCares Pet Food Program - a program designed to provide struggling families and individuals with pet food assistance for their pets. This program was created to give back the gift of life that Daisy received, so that every pet owner is able to provide pet food for his or her pet during difficult times.
Service available on Tuesdays* at 1:45pm
Saf.Church offers a non-denominational church service for anyone to attend. Come fellowship and worship with the community! **Attendance is not required.
Tuesdays* before distribution from
In partnering with the San Antonio Food Bank, West Avenue Compassion offers Social Services Referrals. Through the application process, clients can take advantage of working with the SA Food Bank over the phone to qualify for governmental assistant programs such as SNAP, TANF/AFDC, CHIP, etc.
See us Tuesdays* from 12:00-2:00pm
for an application
West Avenue Compassion’s Community Garden was created to educate clients in gardening and producing healthy fruits and vegetables that are many times to expensive through the grocery stores. Through the Community Garden, 10 families have the opportunity to plant, harvest and care for four 4X4 boxes. Educational classes are conducted each month to provide instructional assistance on the processes and how-to’s of taking care of a garden. The clients care for their box for the spring and fall planting seasons.
For more information, contact 210-573-2847.
Girl Scout Troop 300, Muñoz & Company and Vaughn Construction teamed up with in collaboration with WAC to build and offer the Free Little Library to its’ community. All books are donated and free of charge to take or bring back when finished reading. We are often in need of adult and youth books, please contact us if you have books you’d like to donate!
*WAC is closed on all national holidays.