About The Food Pantry


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First Refuge Food Pantry assists people in our community (Denton County, north of Lake Lewisville) who are hungry and in need of food during a financial crisis. 

Clients may come to the Food Pantry once every 30 days during operation hours.

Please bring a current proof of identification for yourself and all members of your household. (Birth certificates, current medicaid cards or government issued picture ID)

First Refuge Food Pantry is a “Choice Pantry” This method provides the client an opportunity to choose foods based upon their dietary needs as well as the convenience of choosing items that will supplement what they already have at home.

 North Texas Food Bank is piloting a program in Denton County to bring in fresh produce for its partner agencies. They will be bringing a truck every Tuesday starting with 1,000 lbs. of fresh produce to Vision Ministries and First Refuge Ministries. NTFB guarantees up to 6 different varieties of produce, which is a huge benefit for our community. it provides the high quality, most expensive food to people who need it. We get a choice on what they send us.

The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these [the hungry, thirsty, stranger, sick and needy] my brothers of mine, you did for me.
— Matthew 25:40
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          When We Are Open

  • Monday: 9 am–12 pm

  • Wednesday:  1–4 pm

  • Thursday:  6–8 pm

You must arrive fifteen minutes prior to closing to select your food.  Otherwise you will receive a prepackaged selection.

The Food Pantry is closed on all major holiday.