In 2020 we served:

People: 11,730​​   Families: 4,190

(23% of Lamar County population)

Nutritious Meals: 2.38 million

Pounds of Food: 2.86 million

avg 568 meals per family

​1,000 new families

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

Josh Mullens

Operations Assistant

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." 

Open year-round. We distribute groceries 2 days a week. Customers are able to receive assistance every other week. 

Open to customers:

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.

Downtown Food Pantry - Paris, Texas

124 W. Cherry St.  |  903-737-8870

Serving times

Hope in Action: our volunteers are essential!

Allan Hubbard
Executive Director

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

Meet Our Team

Chuck Burton

Operations Director

The Numbers


the hungry

  • Produce Bagging: Mondays, 8:15 am & Wednesdays, 10:30 am
  • Stocking Groups: Tuesday, 6:30 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am.
    ​Call to schedule.


for people


those in need

We're a nationally trusted non-profit agency. Find out more at our

GuideStar profile.

Reaching the county

Get Involved

Distribute more than just food to those in need.

We have satellite pantries in Blossom, Chicota, Deport, Powderly, and Roxton.

Find out what days & times they're open + where these pantries are located.