Downtown Food Pantry - Paris, Texas

124 W. Cherry St.  |  903-737-8870

Pantry History

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.

our board of directors

Some of our Our Partners & sUPPORTERS

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.

volunteering

More than 200 people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of thousands. 

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.

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.)

North Texas Food Bank

Load Trail 

RPM Staffing

Brookshire Grocery Corp.

Blossom Church of God

New Hope Center

​Paris Elks Lodge

​Roy and Skeeter Davis   
​        Family Foundation

Roxton UMC

Calvary United Methodist

First Christian Church

Turner Industries




Paris Legacy Foundation

First United Methodist Church

RAM Foundation

Campbell Soup

First Federal Community Foundation

Liberty National Bank

New Hope Baptist Church

Calvary Chapel of Paris

Impact Church

His Place Fellowship

Cowboy Church in the Camp

Holy Cross Episcopal Church

East Paris Baptist Church

State Farm- Scott Kennedy

Toyota of Paris

Christ Community Church

Lighthouse Mission Church

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. 


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)

President:Steve Smith

​Vice-President: Ronnie Grooms

​Treasurer: Lori Benson

Secretary: Sherry Williams

Linda Flippen

Barbara Eatherly

Rocky Dority

Don McCaskill

​Rachel Brown

​Jerrica Liggins

Jo Blackburn

Jose Beltran

Mike Viehe


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