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 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.
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