for people

Our pantry is open year-round. We distribute groceries 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

Senior Food Box (age 60+) given out the 2nd Monday of each month from 9-11 a.m.

Get Involved

Distribute more than just food to those in need.

We serve as a distribution center for the following satellite pantries:

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

Roxton: Dorothy West Ministry, 312 Honey Grove St.; 2nd Thursday, Produce ONLY 9-11 am & 4th Thursday of the month 10 am- 1 pm

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

Since 2009, the Downtown Food Pantry has served the hungry of Lamar County, Texas. Our area has one of the highest food-insecurity rates in the state at 23%. This means almost 1 in 4 or 12,250 people in our community are "struggling to avoid hunger." 

Allan Hubbard
Executive Director

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

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

Meet Our Team

Hope in Action: our volunteers are essential!

Reaching the county


the hungry

  • Produce Bagging: Mondays, 8:15 am & Wednesdays, 11:00 am
  • Stocking Groups: Tuesday, 6:30 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am.
    ​Call to schedule.


those in need

The Numbers

Downtown Food Pantry - Paris, Texas

124 W. Cherry St.  |  903-737-8870

Serving times

Chuck Burton

Operations Director

In 2019 we served:

People: 12,745

Families: 4,367

(25% of Lamar County population)

Nutritious Meals: 2.25 million

Pounds of Food: 2.7 million