Chuck Burton

Operations Director

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


for people

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.

Allan Hubbard
Executive Director

Hope in Action: our volunteers are essential!

Downtown Food Pantry - Paris, Texas

124 W. Cherry St.  |  903-737-8870

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

Get Involved

Distribute more than just food to those in need.

Reaching the county

Meet Our Team

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


the hungry

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

GuideStar profile.

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


those in need

The Numbers

Josh Mullens

Operations Assistant

Serving times

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

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