Ministries - The Shepherd's House

Who We Are

For over 20 years The Shepherd's House has provided food, clothing, and housewares to needy families in Kyle and the surrounding area.

Location And House Hours

The Shepherd's House is located on the southwest corner of Nance and Lockhart Street, behind First Baptist Church Kyle. It is open to the public every Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. If you are unable to make it to the church during these hours, please call the office so that we are able to offer you assistance!

Donations Welcome

We provide support at no cost, however, this would not be possible without the generous support from people like you. If you would like to help, we welcome your donations.

What We Accept

The Shepherd's House gladly accepts the following items:

  • Non-perishable food items
    • canned items, dry goods, ...
  • Gently used clothing
    • shirts, pants, jeans, socks, shoes, jackets, ...
  • Useable housewares
    • linens, blankets, small appliances, ...

What We Cannot Accept

Due to limited space, The Shepherd's House is unable to accept the following:

  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Large appliances

Volunteer Opportunities Available

The Shepherd's House is always in need of help. If you would like to volunteer, we have several opportunities for you to get involved:

Tuesdays: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sorting & hanging clothes
  • Bagging groceries
  • Straightening rooms

Contact: James Polk

Wednesdays: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Unloading grocery truck
  • Stocking food
  • Distributing goods to customers

Contact: JoLynn Nerren

Central Texas Food Bank

In addition to the non-perishable food items received through individual donations, The Shepherd's House also receives and distributes food through its partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank. Established in 1982, the Central Texas Food Bank works with partner agencies such as The Shepherd's House to distribute food across 21 counties in the Central Texas area. In fiscal year 2016-2017 alone, the Central Texas Food Bank and its partners distributed more than 45 million pounds of food! The need is great and the hunger is real!

To learn more about the Central Texas Food Bank, visit their website here .

Monetary Donations

While food donations are always welcome, in most cases monetary donations can do so much more. Through our partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank, we are able to purchase food at a significant discount. For example, we can purchase an 18 ounce jar of peanut butter for only 20 cents. Compare that to local grocery store prices in the $1.50 - $2.00 range and the savings are significant.

Hard To Find Items

Despite our partnership, some desirable food items are seldom available, including:

  • Jelly
  • Crackers
  • Cereal
  • Soups
  • Gluten-free foods

Your donations of food items such as these are greatly appreciated!

By The Numbers

Through your generous donations, The Shepherd's House was able to assist over 1,800 households in 2017. Your financial support and generous giving is making a real difference in Kyle and the surrounding area. Thank you for your support.

2017 Yearly Total Monthly Average
Households 1,843 154
Individuals 6,871 573


If you have any questions regarding The Shepherd's House ministry, please contact the church office. The church's contact information can be found on the About Us > Contact Us web page located here.