Community Food Pantry in Tool
Fighting Hunger,
Feeding Hope

SINCE 1983

Community Food Pantry in Tool

Your Nonprofit Food Pantry In Tool, Texas

The Community Food Pantry in Tool exists to extend a helping hand by providing nurturing support of body and soul to those in need. We provide food, support, and love for those in our community dealing with difficult and stressful life circumstances. We support individuals and families in addition to providing extra help for Seniors. 

Background & History

The Community Food Pantry in Tool, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, has provided supplemental food, support, and education to families in the Cedar Creek Lake area in Henderson County, Texas for over 30 years. We began operating out of a small closet in 1983. Driven by need and with Community support, we distributed 270,000 lbs. of food resulting in the provision of 224,800 meals to children, adults and Seniors in 2020. 

Community Food Pantry in Tool

HOW WE SERVE

We purchase and accept donated food from the East Texas Food Bank, the King’s Storehouse Food Bank, Brookshire’s, Individuals and Businesses, and various Food Pantries with excess supplies around Henderson County, Texas. We sort, organize, store, and distribute over 270,000 pounds of food to low-income families living in the Cedar Creek Lake area. The number of clients we serve has increased each year since inception.

WORKING TOWARDS GREATER SELF-SUFFICIENCY

The work we do allows us to learn more about our client’s needs; we have found that most face numerous obstacles.

In our quest to help address these issues, we offer:

  • SNAP application assistance
  • Healthy Cooking education classes
  • Computer 101 classes
  • Facilitate supplemental support for utility needs (with support from the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church)
  • Available support awareness such as Housing, Utility & Medical assistance, pet neutering services, etc.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Any time commitment by a volunteer makes a difference in someone’s life.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday – Wednesday – Friday:
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

In addition to volunteering during our business hours, we are always in need of assistance to pick up donated food, pack boxes for distribution and other tasks.

TEACHING

It is our goal and our mission to provide all the necessary support to empower their existence. Our Volunteers are caring individuals who are ready to reach to assist them and discuss possible avenues of support. We have helped many receive additional benefits through SNAP and other sources of assistance within our community through this method.

Donations

If anyone is willing to help others through donations, we provide you the opportunity.

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Your gift can change someone's life

The Community Food Pantry touches the life of many individuals, children & families who are hungry, low-income families, single parents, struggling seniors, the unemployed and disabled and any one in need.

Mail Donations

To donate by mail, please make your check payable to Community Food Pantry and mail to:

Community Food Pantry
P.O. Box 43175
Tool, TX 75143

Food Donations

Food donations are also accepted. Click Here to see a list of items needed.  Call (903) 432-3003 to arrange pick up.

Other types of Donations

For other kind of donations, please contact Vicki Dumont (903) 432-3003 or e-mail information@foodpantryintool.org.

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