Families wishing to receive groceries from our pantry should contact the ACO Office for an appointment to receive a voucher. The office is located in the Allen Community Outreach Center at 801 E. Main Street. The ACO Food Pantry is also located at the Main Street location. Contact 972-727-9131 for an appointment.
Individuals, groups, businesses, churches, schools and organization all support the ACO Food Pantry with donations, holding local food drives and volunteering their time. A list of most needed items is available below.
CURRENT FOOD PANTRY NEEDS (August 2014):
Canned fruit (any)
Pork and Beans
Personal Hygiene Products (shampoo, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes)
Cleaning Items (dishwashing liquid, dishwasher soap, laundry detergent)
Gift Cards to local grocery stores
Information to make donations or volunteer may be available by contacting Janis Christie, Director of Volunteer Services or Michelle Clough, Asst. Director Community Development at 972-727-9131
Thanks to our partners in the pantry- North Texas Food Bank, Market Street, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target stores, Walmart stores, Kroger stores, Panera Bread, Papa Johns, Elke’s Market Cafe, Petco and other generous retailers.
Focus on Healthy Food Options
In addition to all non-perishables that are accepted at the ACO Food Pantry, ACO’s focus for 2014 will be on collecting healthy food choices for our local families in need. You can help us achieve our goals by choosing low-fat, fat-free, whole grain and low-sodium food items to donate. ACO’s Food Pantry is also equipped a large walk-in freezer and refrigerator to accommodate fresh foods and meats.