About Us

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

 

Our Mission

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 History

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 refrigerator, commercial shelving for food, waiting room for clients, offices for staff and interviewing clients, and a 5,000 sq. ft. parking lot.

On August 15, 2006, we opened the New2You Thrift Store to help support the Pantry's efforts.  See the  brochure for more details.


Gene Sims
Cedar Hill Food Pantry Executive Director


Sandy Eddy
New 2 You Store Manager

                               

Edward Boyd - Warehouse Manager
Andrea Wright - Volunteer Coordinator


Gunniga Charles - Office Manager