These non-profit organizations help meet people’s basic needs in Brewster County and receive support from the Disaster Relief Fund. Please phone or email the organization to ask for assistance; many offices are closed for safety during the pandemic.

Food Pantry of Alpine

Provides free monthly food and staples to any residents of northern Brewster County in need of food assistance. Also offers supplement senior food box for anyone over age 60.
108 1/2 S. Neville Haynes Rd in Alpine | 432-294-5053
The old US Cable Building, near SRSU and train tracks

Big Bend Community Action Committee

Provides assistance with utility bills and energy-saving weatherization, as well as medical transportation, throughout tri-county area.
607 W. Gallego Ave. in Alpine | (432) 837-2142

Sunshine House

Provides Meals on Wheels and emergency food boxes to seniors in Alpine area.
402 E Holland Avenue in Alpine | 432-837-5402

Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend

Crisis shelter and other assistance for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent crime.
606 N 5th St in Alpine |  (432) 837-7254

Alpine Humane Society

Supports adoption and foster placement of dogs and cats in Alpine area, as well as a pet food pantry and vet bill assistance.
2900 E Old Marathon Hwy in Alpine | (432) 837-9030

Terlingua Crisis Center

Provides free food and other services in south Brewster County

Salvation Army – Alpine Service Unit

Provides help paying for housing, utilities, prescriptions, and other needs.


Brewster County Sheriff

Offers utility assistance to seniors through Brown Santa Fund.

Ministerial Alliance

Offers assistance with bill payments.

Presidio-Brewster County Indigent Healthcare Program

Offers assistance with medical care services and expenses.

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid

Provides free legal assistance to low-income individuals and groups with civil legal issues, such as employment, eviction, foreclosures, public benefits, estate planning, domestic violence/family law and other legal issues.

Big Bend Area Supply Assistance

Facebook group for people offering and requesting help during the pandemic.