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First Call's Food Pantry


Monday - Friday 8:00am -12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:30pm


1x a month per household (at least 30 days between visits)


Must bring a valid ID to sign up.

Must reside in Ellis County


Want to donate?

Suggested donation list:

  • Pancake/waffle mix & syrup

  • Granola/Fruit Breakfast Bars

  • Oatmeal

  • Cereal

  • Individual Coffee / Tea / Juice Packets

  • Dry Milk

  • Pop-Tarts

  • Ramen

  • Mac & Cheese / Hamburger & Tuna Helper

  • Spaghetti-o’s / Chef Boyardee products

  • Dried pastas & canned/jarred sauces

  • Canned Fruit

  • Peanut Butter / Jelly

  • Canned meats (Chicken/Tuna/Roast Beef/Vienna sausage etc.)

  • Canned Vegetables

  • Canned Beans

  • Rice

  • Crackers (saltines/cracker rounds)

  • Instant potatoes / gravy

  • Applesauce (individual or containers)

  • Pudding snack packs


What not to donate:

  • Expired items

  • Any Medications or pharmaceuticles

  • Broken items or items with broken seals

  • Partially used items 


Where to donate

All donated items can be dropped off at our main location, 607 E 13th Street. Our hours are the same as the pantry hours listed at the top of the page!

Monetary donations:

Cash/Checks can be mailed or dropped off at our location. Please make checks out to FCFH. If you want your donation to specifically be for the food pantry, please mark that in the memo!

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