Josh Mullens

Operations Assistant

Serving times

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.

In 2022 we served:

People: 10,461​​   Families: 4,112

(20% of Lamar County population)

Nutritious Meals: 1.3 million

Pounds of Food: 1.6 million


for people

Get Involved

Distribute more than just food to those in need.

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

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

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

GuideStar profile.

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

Chuck Burton

Operations Director

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

Allan Hubbard
Executive Director

Hope in Action: our volunteers are essential!

The Numbers

Meet Our Team


the hungry

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." 

Downtown Food Pantry - Paris, Texas

124 W. Cherry St.  |  903-737-8870

Reaching the county


those in need

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