Food Pantry


Families wishing to receive groceries from our Food Pantry should click on the tab “I Need Help” and complete the Basic Services application form. Once the form is submitted, please call our Main Office (972) 727-9131 to set up an appointment to see a Case Manager and to schedule a Food Pantry shopping time.

Kids Summer Food Program:  our Food Pantry also offers children enrolled in school and participating in free or reduced lunch program summer food assistance. For families interested in more information about it, please click here.

Do you want to support our Food Pantry?

We depend on our community members and businesses to help support our Food Pantry.  Below you will find a list of needed food and non-food items. Individuals, groups, businesses, churches, schools and organizations can help by dropping off donations of food items and hygiene products.  Also, there are different ways that one can collect donations of food and household items, including:

  • holding local food drives
  • organizing bake sales or lemonade stands to raise money to donate towards the Food Pantry
  • on birthdays or gatherings, ask family members and friends to donate personal hygiene or food items instead of giving birthday presents
  • making a donation in honor or in memory of someone you care
  • volunteering their time at the Food Pantry

Information to make donations or to volunteer is available by contacting Janis Christie, Director of Volunteers at

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 Food Pantry, our focus this year is to keep collecting healthy food items 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. The Food Pantry is also equipped with a large walk-in freezer and refrigerator to accommodate fresh foods and meats.

The Food Pantry offers emergency and supplemental food to families living in Allen and surrounding communities. Canned food items, non-perishables, frozen meats, fresh produce and dairy are often available to families in need. We are grateful for our community supporters and the North Texas Food Bank for helping us provide enough food items to stock our Food Pantry.

 Make a financial donation to help support our Food Pantry
or Donate items from the lists below. 



ACO Food Pantry Most Needed Items for Winter 2017/18

Chili and Other Hearty Canned Soups
Canned Spinach and Mixed Vegetables
One-pound Bags of Rice and Dried Beans
Pancake Mix and Syrup
Cooking Oil
Flour and Sugar
Boxed Potatoes
Boxed Hamburger and Tuna Helper
Canned Tomatoes and Pasta Sauce
Salt, Pepper, and Spices

Allen Community Outreach
Main Offices
Food Pantry
Resale Shop

801 E Main St.
Allen TX 75002
(972) 727-9131

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On The Road

Watters Creek Shopping Center
Bethany & Highway 75
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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301 W. Boyd Dr.
Allen, TX 75002