Reaching the county

  • Produce Bagging: Mondays, 9:00 am & Wednesdays, 12:00 pm
  • Stocking Groups: Tuesday, 6:30 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am. Call to schedule.


for people

Food Insecurity and the Working Poor


Many of our clients are working poor caused by stagnant wages and underemployment many times having to choose paying bills and medical care over groceries. Children who are in food insecure households are more likely to be sick and suffer developmental delays.

To learn more about the hunger problem in our nation go to

  • Sorters and Baggers
  • Client Assistance
  • Bag Folders
  • ​Prayer Ministry

Faces of hunger

Chuck Burton

Operations Director.

Hunger isn't seasonal, which is why our pantry is open year-round. We are open 2 days a week to clients. Clients are able to receive assistance every other week. 

The pantry is open to clients:

Tuesday: 1:30-4:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30-11:30 am

124 W. Cherry St.  Paris, Tx 75460          903-737-8870


those in need

  • Greeters
  • Stockers
  • Computer Operators
  • Delivery/Distribution Assistance (unloading)

Alicia Jallah

Executive Director.

Janet Allen


Hope in Action: our volunteers are essential!

Downtown Food Pantry - Paris Texas

Ending hunger in Lamar County is a community effort. We serve as a distribution center for the following satellite pantries:

Hometown Food Pantry, 255 N. Cedar Blossom: 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month 9-10 am.

Dorothy West Ministry, 312 Honey Grove Roxton: 4th Thursday of the month 10 am- 1 pm

Open Door Food Pantry, 133 CR 44060 Powderly: 3rd Tuesday of the month 1-3 pm.

Get Involved

Distribute more than just food to those in need

Serving times

Meet Our Team


the hungry

In 2016 we served:

People: 11,819

Families: 4,026

Meals: 1.12 million

Pounds of Food: 1.3 million

Clients only returned to the pantry to receive food on average 8 times a year.

The Numbers

For more than 8 years, the Downtown Food Pantry has served the hungry of Lamar County. Our county has one of the highest food-insecurity rates in the state at 22.3%. This means that almost 1 in 4 people in our community are "struggling to avoid hunger."