Margaret’s Place

Emergency Pantry Support

Margaret’s Place is Family Service’s emergency pantry support for our clients. As we work with families to overcome the challenges in their lives, Margaret’s Place provides immediate comfort. Family Service provides resources and referrals as well as case management assistance to families in need when they most need it.

Assisting families with basic needs is one of our immediate priorities. Many times, families are in need of basic items, such as soap, deodorant, or diapers.

These needs should be addressed as we work to connect them with long-term support services. Accessing Margaret’s Place is tied to enrollment into our programs and community partner referrals based on the family’s overall needs.

Most Requested Items for Margaret’s Place

If you would like to donate items, you can select needed items through our Amazon Wish List or drop off items at our San Pedro office.

  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Diapers-all sizes
  • Wipes
  • Baby hygiene products
  • Bottles
  • Formula
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Winter jackets and sweaters for the whole family (when in stock)
  • Board Games
  • Puzzles
  • Adult Diapers and Under Pads
  • Ensure
  • Books of all kinds
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Folders
  • Binders
  • Paper (plain paper, graph paper, ruler paper)


We have two Margaret’s Place locations

Both locations accept donations and are open to our community.

  • Margaret’s Place is located at Family Service’s main office, 702 San Pedro Ave.
  • Margaret’s Place Too is located at Family Service Neighborhood Place, 3014 Rivas St.


Find the answers to your questions here

Where should I drop off donated items?

Thank you for donating to our San Antonio families! Donated items can be dropped off at our main office, 702 San Pedro Ave., or Family Service Neighborhood Place, 3014 Rivas Street. You will be provided with a receipt of your donation.

What are the most needed items?

Many of our clients need soap, laundry detergent, cleaners, school supplies, and baby supplies. For a full list of needed items, view our Amazon Wish List.

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Are you a family looking for resources? Call us at 210-299-2400 for us to learn more about how we can help.