Hope in Hand Food Pantry

The Food Pantry has been providing food to needy families since 2001.
This is an ongoing ministry based solely on donations of food and time from the
congregation, the community, scout, troops, area churches, and GISD schools.  


In 2001, the youth of the First Christian Church Rowlett, eager to find a way to help and serve the members of the community, began collecting food from the congregation to start a food pantry. When it opened, the food pantry had no name and only had a few shelves of food.  50 people benefited from the efforts of the youth and the congregation in that first year. As the client list grew and the youth graduated, the Food Pantry was given a name that represented what the members of FCC were trying to extend to the community and it was put under the guidance of the Outreach Ministry of FCC Rowlett, FUMC Rowlett, and various other community individuals, organizations, and churches. We are continually amazed at the growth and dedication of our volunteers and community.  


  • Work in the food pantry to distribute food
  • Donate food, toiletries, and other household/dietary needs
  • Hold a food drive to benefit the Hope in Hand Food Pantry
  • Have your group open an additional distribution time
  • Make a tax-deductible monetary donation to the Hope in Hand Food Pantry
    (mailed, dropped off to 7301 Miller Road, Rowlett, Texas 75088 made out to FCC Rowlett) 
    or securely through PayPal by visiting  Donation Page

Seeking Food Assistance?

Pantry Hours

  • Monday | (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • Tuesday | (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
  • Wednesday | (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • Thursday | (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
  • Saturday | (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Areas We Serve

  • Rowlett
  • Garland
  • Sachse


  • You may receive assistance one time per week.
  • No pre-registration is required to receive assistance.
  • Please bring a photo ID (and utility bill with proof of current address.)
  • For safety during COVID, please form a line under the covered driveway and wait for your turn.
  • Remain in your vehicle until under the covered drive. 
  • Walk to the doors and ring the doorbell, a volunteer will be with you directly.
  • Show the volunteers your ID and provide the necessary information, as required.
  • Return to your vehicle. A volunteer will bring a wagon out to load into your vehicle. 

What We Provide

Much of our stock is provided by donations from the community or monetary donations received from the community. We have varying items depending on donations. Thanks to many area organizations and other nonprofits, we try to maintain a stock of produce, dairy, and other deli-type items (but not guaranteed.) Likewise, toiletries are donated off and on and while we cannot guarantee stock of these items, we provide these to families when available. Dry and canned-type items are always available in differing quantities. If you have a dietary restriction, let our volunteers know and we will do our best to accommodate. Unfortunately, we do not offer clothing, gas cards, or other monetary assistance at this time.