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
Distribute more than just food to those in need.
Reaching the county
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
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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.