The Cedar Hill Food Pantry is a community-wide effort to alleviate hunger in our city. We are pledged by our by-laws to provide food and other assistance, without discrimination, to eligible needy families living in the Cedar Hill Independent School District.
Our organization, which is a Texas non-profit 501(c)(3) agency, began with $25 in November, 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.
On August 15, 2006, we opened the New2You Thrift Store to help support the Pantry's efforts.
Sandy Eddy, New2You ManagerEdward Boyd, Warehouse Manager Gunniga Charles, Office Manager