Food Pantry

Food Pantry Volunteers
Food Pantry Volunteers

How the Food Pantry Works

When participants meet with our C.A.R.E. Counselors, they will receive food at the time of their appointment, if needed. The quantity of food available is based on family size, need and current resources. Our C.A.R.E program assistance is available for residents of Mansfield ISD.

Food is also available through our open Food Pantry each Friday from 10am to 2pm. The Food Pantry is open to anyone in need of food assistance, you do not have to live in the Mansfield ISD area. You must bring a photo ID and something else showing your current address. Access to the walk-in food program is limited to once every 30 days. Each bag of food is designed to feed a family of four for two days and cost about $25 to provide. Hygiene and baby products are available by appointment or by request on Fridays.

Pet food is available through a partnership with Don't Forget to Feed Me, and is also available by appointment or on Fridays through our Food Pantry.

How to Donate

Food and hygiene items are always needed! You can help in any of these ways:

  • Bring items to our center at any time during our regular hours of operation. Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm.

  • Donate funds online or by check. Please designate your gift to the Food Pantry.

  • Host a Food Drive! We would be happy to help you plan a food drive for your neighborhood, church, workplace, or organization.

  • A recent article in the Huffington Post explains the 8 Impossible Choices People Who Can't Afford Food Make Everyday.  Read the article here.


List of Needed Items

  • Dry Pasta (12-16 oz.)

  • Canned Spaghetti Sauce (24-27 oz.)

  • Boxed Breakfast Cereal (9-24 oz.)

  • Oatmeal (18-24 oz.)

  • Peanut Butter (16-18 oz.)

  • Jelly (18-22 oz.)

  • Macaroni and Cheese (7.25 oz.)

  • Canned Fruit (15-29 oz.)

  • Soup (chicken noodle/vegetable/cream of chicken) (10-12 oz.)

  • Tuna (in water) (5-7 oz.)

  • Tuna Helper (5-8 oz.)

  • Long Grain Rice (12-16 oz.)

  • Dry Pinto Beans (12-16 oz.)

  • Canned Beans (pinto/pork and beans/Ranch Style) (15-16 oz.)

  • Canned Pasta (Spaghetti O’s/Ravioli) (15 oz.)

  • Canned Vegetables (14-16 oz.)

  • Shampoo (12-18 oz.)

  • Conditioner (12-18 oz.)

  • Lotion (10-18 oz.)

  • Bar Soap (any size)

  • Baby Lotion (10-18 oz.)

  • Baby Powder (10-18 oz.)

  • Baby Wipes (any count)

  • Deodorant (male and female) (1.4-2.7 oz.)

  • Toilet Paper (any count)

  • Dish Detergent (20 fl. oz.)

  • Laundry Detergent (42-64 fl. oz.)