Chuck Burton

Operations Director.

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: 2nd Thursday, Produce ONLY 9-11 am and 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

Janet Allen


Hope in Action: our volunteers are essential!

The 5:15 Workshop Series


the hungry

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.

Alicia Jallah

Executive Director.

Currently seeking Excutive Director


We are accepting applications, resume and cover letter for the Executive Director position unti June 30th. Please, email them to or mail 124 W Cherry St. Paris 75460.


those in need

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

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 22.1%. This means that almost 1 in 4 or 10,970 people in our community are "struggling to avoid hunger." 

In 2017 we served:

People: 12,260.

32% children and 15% seniors

Families: 4,261

Nutritious Meals: 1.65 million

Pounds of Food: 1.98 million

956,508 pounds of fresh produce and 221,359 pounds of protein,

Clients only returned to the pantry to receive food on average 8 times out of a possible 26 times.

Serving times

Meet Our Team

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

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

In collaboration with the United Way of Lamar County, we are offering workshops to the community at the pantry the first Tuesday of every month from 5:15-6:15. Topics will be presented by local organizations and business leaders. 

Watch our Facebook for current topics and upcoming dates. 

Financial advisor Stephen Gerrald leading our first workshop, "Financial Fitness."

The Numbers


for people

Downtown Food Pantry - Paris Texas