We are who we are because of the tremendous heart of this community!

Our Mission

Cedar Hill Shares - the Food Pantry is a community-wide effort to alleviate hunger in our city. We pledge to provide food and other assistance, without discrimination, to eligible needy families living in the 75104 zip code and within the Cedar Hill Independent School District boundaries.

Our History

Our organization, which is a Texas non-profit 501(c)(3) agency, began with $25 in November of 1989, as a grass-roots organization headquartered in the kitchen of the First United Methodist Church. At the start, seven volunteers opened the Pantry only on Saturdays.

Several years later, a local Realtor donated space in his strip mall. The Pantry moved there and increased its operating hours. In 2000, the Pantry once again outgrew their facilities. A community wide appeal was made for donations of money, materials and labor for a new building. Land was donated at 403 Houston Street and the current 1,800 sq. ft. building was constructed totally with donated materials and labor. It includes a wheelchair accessible bathroom, walk-in freezer and commercial refrigerator.

In 2018, through a generous donor, we transformed an office into a "Produce Room" complete with a 2-door and 3-door sliding cooler to better serve our clients.  This has helped preserve the freshness and integrity of our donated produce.  

On August 15, 2006, we opened New2You Thrift Store to help support the Pantry's efforts and serve our community. 


Meet Our Staff

Melisa Johnson, Executive Director

Gunniga Charles, Operations Manager

Brittaney Humphrey, Food Pantry Manager

Maggie Rios, Assistant Food Pantry Manager

Edward Boyd, Food Services Coordinator

Timothy Harper, Warehouse Supervisor




Cedar Hill Food Pantry

PO Box 2694

403 Houston Street
Cedar Hill, Texas  75106
972-293-2822 voice
972-293-9009 fax

Board of Directors

  • Shawn Quildon - President
  • Patricia Deeds - VP Administration
  • Kathy Draxler- Secretary
  • Debbie Gallagher
  • Richard Coffey
  • Sandra Barber
  • Stephen Mason
  • Terry Popham
  • Toshiro Murphy
  • Neil Bolton
  • John Monroe
  • Janet Deal
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