Downtown Food Pantry

"feed my sheep" John 21:17

aka Downtown Food Pantry   |   Paris, TX   |  www.downtownfoodpantry.org

Mission

To feed the hungry of Lamar County, Texas, 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.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Allan Hubbard

Main address

124 W. Cherry St.

Paris, TX 75460 USA

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EIN

47-4531021

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Lamar County, Texas (capital: Paris) in northeast Texas has a food insecurity rate of 23%. The population of the county is 50,000, meaning 11,500 people regularly have no food in their households and/or are rationing food among the members of the household.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

food/groceries

We distribute groceries to 700 families per week in Lamar County, Texas.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

food/groceries

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Just over 2.86 million pounds of food was distributed in 2020, which created 2.38 million meals for the customers we served.

Pounds of fresh produce distributed per year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

food/groceries

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Almost half of all food we distribute is fresh produce and frozen proteins - healthy & nutritious fruits & vegetables plus meats for a better quality of life for our clients.

Number of clients receiving the grocery shopping services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

food/groceries

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents 24% of our county's population. In 2020, we served 1,000 few families who had never received groceries from us before.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is 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. We aim to alleviate the hunger aspect of poverty in the Paris, Texas, area.

We distribute preparable grocery food items to more than 700 households every week (11,730 people in just under 4,200 households in 2020). Customers can receive food every two weeks, or 26 times per year. Groceries are distributed two times per week (Tues & Thurs).

The community of Paris, Texas (Lamar County) is very generous and highly supportive of our efforts. We have more than 20 churches and 15 businesses who donate monetarily to us each year. In addition, six foundation grants are received and countless individuals regularly donate funds. More than 200 energetic, supportive and faithful volunteers keep the well-oiled machine of our agency in constant working order. We partner with the North Texas Food Bank (based in Plano, Texas) and receive food shipments from them twice weekly, maintaining a warehouse of food and distributing thousands of pounds of fresh produce and non-perishables each week.

We've steadily increased each year the amount of food each household receives and in 2020, we gave out 2.86 million pounds of food. We plan to never turn away a family in need and to continue to provide them more food on each visit.

Financials

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Operations

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Downtown Food Pantry

Board of directors
as of 6/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ronnie Grooms

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

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