2009- Began in a Sunday School classroom on the bottom floor of the United Methodist Church. Served approximately 100 families.

2009 - DFP moved into the old co-ministry building (700 sq ft.) and 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.

2014 - Awarded the Gerald Bawcum award for Community Service from the St. Joseph's Community Foundation.

2015 - Served 12,450 people and distributed 1.69 million pounds of food.

2016 - Became a United Way partner agency. 

Pantry History

Our Partners & sUPPORTERS

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.)

Need food?

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.

our board of directors

President:Sam Player

​Vice-President: Greg Kee

​Treasurer: Lori Benson

Secretary: Linda Flippen

Stephanie Dillen

Benny Dollins

Rocky Dority

Ronnie Grooms

Steve Smith

Dr. Marc White

Don McCaskill

Dr. Stan Prock

We thank our Board of Directors for their service and guidance!

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.

Downtown Food Pantry - Paris, Texas


More than 300 people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of thousands. 

North Texas Food Bank

Load Trail 

RPM Staffing

Dr. Robert Young

Salvation Army

New Hope Center

Home Depot

Paris Kiwanis 

​Roy and Skeeter Davis   
​        Family Foundation

State Farm Insurance

Calvary United Methodist

First Christian Church

Paris Legacy Foundation

First United Methodist Church

RAM Foundation

Campbell Soup

First Federal Community Foundation

Liberty National Bank

Guaranty Bank

New Hope Baptist Church

Calvary Chapel

His Place Fellowship

Cowboy Church

Holy Cross Episcopal Church

East Paris Baptist Church

State Farm- Scott Kennedy

Everett Toyota

Platinum Home Health

Sonic - the Homer family

Christ Community Church

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Turner Industries