Food insecurity has been linked with negative public health outcomes. Food environments may play a role in contributing to or alleviating aspects of food insecurity, yet the available literature often excludes an analysis of food pantries. This study examined distance traveled from home to food pantries (i.e., three miles or greater compared with under three miles) among a sample of 4,816 food pantry users between March 1–December 31, 2016, and associations between individual-and census tract-level characteristics. Approximately 25% of the sample traveled greater than 3 miles. Adjusted analysis found significant relationships for primary languages of Arabic (OR 21.57, CI 9.98-46.59, p<0.001), Mandarin (OR 11.39, CI 6.67 - 19.45, p<0.001), and Tagalog (OR 7.85, CI 2.39-25.79, p<0.001) as all more likely to travel greater than three miles compared to the reference group. Additionally, percent unemployment level was significantly associated with traveling greater than three miles (OR 1.07, CI 1.05-1.10, p<0.001). Findings suggest some groups are traveling farther to access private food assistance. Further research is necessary to better understand the individual-and neighborhood-level factors that may be driving the increased distance traveled, especially as people continue to rely increasingly on private food assistance to meet nutritional needs. A deeper and more nuanced understanding of the relationship between the neighborhood food environment, utilization of private food assistance, and distances traveled is essential to inform policy that supports access to healthy and affordable foods and decreases food insecurity.