We distribute groceries year round: Tuesdays 1:30-4:30 p.m. and Thursdays 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Senior food box (age 60+) given out 2nd Monday of the month 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Downtown Food Pantry - Paris, Texas
124 W. Cherry St. | 903-737-8870
(You must live near the satellite pantry of your choice.)
Downtown Food Pantry Non-Discrimination Statement: The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
mission & vision
To feed the hungry of Lamar County with no regard to race, religion, sex or country of origin. To deliver the food as efficiently as possible always being cognizant of the resources we have been given.
More than 200 people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of thousands.
Bring an ID, proof of address (within Lamar County) and birth dates of all household members. Receive food every 2 weeks. Contact DFP for more information.
North Texas Food Bank
Paris Legacy Foundation
Roy and Skeeter Davis
First Federal Community
First United Methodist
Mathews Auto Group
Blossom Church of God
Paris Elks Lodge
Lamar County Farm Bureau
Liberty National Bank
Vice-President: Stacey England
Treasurer: Erik Roddy
FInance Chair: Lori Benson
Secretary: Sherry Jones
Kiwanis Club of Paris
Rotary Club of Paris United
Springlake Baptist Church
First Christian Church
Arthur City Baptist Church
Ramseur Baptist Church
Lamar Point Baptist Church
New Hope Baptist Church
Calvary Chapel of Paris
His Place Fellowship
Cowboy Church in the Camp
Holy Cross Episcopal Church
East Paris Baptist Church
State Farm- Scott Kennedy
Christ Community Church
Paris Bible Church
Southside Baptist Church
Immanuel Baptist Church
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Lamar Ave. Church of Christ
Calvary United Methodist Church
2009 - Began in a Sunday School classroom on the bottom floor of the United Methodist Church. Served approximately 100 families.
2009 - Became a partner agency with the North Texas Food Bank.
2011 - Moved to our current location at 124 W. Cherry (8,700 sq ft.).
2012 - Awarded the Community Innovator of the Year from the North Texas Food Bank. Served 11,072 people and distributed 1.1 million pounds of food.
2016 - Became a United Way partner agency.
2019 - gave out 2.7 million pounds of food, provided 2.25 million meals to 12,745 people in 4,367 households (25% of Lamar County population)
2021-22 - built new external warehouse & paved parking lot in concrete