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.
2018 - gave out 2.2 million pounds of food
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
North Texas Food Bank
Brookshire Grocery Corp.
Blossom Church of God
New Hope Center
Paris Elks Lodge
Roy and Skeeter Davis
Calvary United Methodist
First Christian Church
More than 200 people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of thousands.
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.)
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.
Paris Legacy Foundation
First United Methodist Church
First Federal Community Foundation
Liberty National Bank
New Hope Baptist Church
His Place Fellowship
Cowboy Church in the Camp
Holy Cross Episcopal Church
East Paris Baptist Church
State Farm- Scott Kennedy
Paris Ford Lincoln
Sonic - the Homer family
Christ Community Church
Lighthouse Mission Church
Vice-President: Steve Smith
Treasurer: Lori Benson
Secretary: Linda Flippen
We thank our Board of Directors for their service and guidance!