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Hunger isn't seasonal, which is why 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
124 W. Cherry St. Paris, Tx 75460 903-737-8870
Downtown Food Pantry - Paris, Texas
124 W. Cherry St. | 903-737-8870
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 11,500 people in our community are "struggling to avoid hunger."
In 2018 we served:
Nutritious Meals: 1.85 million
Pounds of Food: 2.2 million
1.1 million pounds of fresh produce & 300,000 pounds of protein. Clients only returned to the pantry to receive food on average 8 times out of a possible 26 times.
Distribute more than just food to those in need.
Reaching the county
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.
those in need