We are pledged by our bylaws to provide food and other assistance without discrimination to eligible needy families living in the Cedar Hill Independent School District.

How to Qualify for food

 Applications are taken Mon, Wed 1:00-3:30, Fri. 9:00-11:30 and Sat. 10:00am - 12:30pm. No appointment is needed.

We will assist you to submit an application with information on residency, number of people in family, employment situation, Federal assistance and expenses.

The Client Benefit Committee reviews the application to verify eligibility.

If accepted, the application is good for six (6) months or twelve (12) visits, whichever comes first. Each member of the family will receive food every two weeks.

Clients may reapply up to three times (services may not extend for more than two (2) years without medical or “special” circumstances.

Each case is reviewed by the Client Benefit Committee on an individual basis.

We do not discriminate

Cedar Hill Food Pantry operates in accordance with the US Department of Agriculture and Texas Department of Human Services policy, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, political belief, or national origin.

Basic Food Unit

Each member of the family receives one "basic food unit" every two weeks. A unit consists of:

  • 1 Tomato Product
  • 2 Vegetables
  • 1 Can of Soup
  • 1 Can of Beans
  • 1 Can of Fruit
  • 1 Can of Meat
  • 1 Starch (pasta, rice, or dry beans)
  • 1 Cereal
  • "Extras" (discretionary – depending on what we have on hand and number of people in family). 

Each November and December, clients receive a complete meal for Thanksgiving & Christmas

  • Turkey
  • Stuffing
  • 2 Canned Vegetables
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Pie Shell & filling

Documentation required

  • All the following information is needed to document your eligibility. Please gather these materials in preparation for your interview.
  • Current pay check stub
  • Rental/mortgage agreement
  • Entitlement Certificate (AFDC, Food Stamps, SSI, VA, etc.)
  • Retirement, Social Security benefits, Unemployment , workers comp.
  • Copy of two utility bills
  • Copy of driver’s license for all household drivers
  • Proof that children attend Cedar Hill Schools (Report card, Free/reduce Lunch Program letter, Medicaid card with address)

TXU Electric Bill Assistance

Call 972-293-2822 Mondays only from 9am until noon.

Through the welcome assistance of TXU Energy Aid and its generous contributors, the Pantry can assist those that have a critical need for help with paying their electric bill.

If you need help paying your electric bill, please contact us on Mondays only, from 9am until noon. We will schedule an interview to complete the application.

Our shelves can easily go from stocked to bare in a matter of 3 hours.

Cedar Hill Food Pantry


Mon & Wed 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tue & Thu 9:00am - 12:00pm
Fri 9:00am - noon
Sat 9:00am - noon


Mon & Wed 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fri 9:00am - noon
Sat 9:00am - noon

PO Box 2694
403 Houston Street
Cedar Hill, Texas  75106
972-293-2822 voice
972-293-9009 fax

Our Monthly Needs

  • 1.460 tomato products
  • 2,920 cans of vegetables
  • 1,460 soups
  • 1,460 cans of fruit
  • 1,460 cans of meat
  • 1,460 pkgs of pasta, rice, or dried beans
  • 1,460 boxes of cereal

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