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, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops area churches and GISD schools.  More than 125 families per month are being served regularly!

Hope in Hand Food Pantry

an emergency recourse for residents of Rowlett, Garland, Sachse, Wylie, and Rockwall.

7301 Miller Road, Rowlett, 75088

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday // 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Tuesday Evenings // 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Photo ID required with current address (or proof of residence such as bill or lease)

Clients may get help up to six times yearly, only every thirty days.

If you have any questions or want to make a donation of time or food please call the church office at 972-475-3559 for information.



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 and FUMC volunteers.


The food pantry is still operated out of the same kitchen closet it was started in, but has now grown into the entire kitchen closet, 2 sections of floor to ceiling cabinets in the kitchen, an additional storage closet and space in a storage facility @ FUMC. It is currently run SOLELY on the donations of food and money of individuals, businesses, schools and groups.  As well as the time put in by volunteers to distribute food.




Work in the food pantry to distribute food


Donate food, toiletries, baby items


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