Purpose/How to Qualify

The Delta Hope House, a food pantry at 440 SW 3rd street in Cooper, is run by community volunteers. Groceries for the pantry are provided by the North Texas Food Bank and local donations.

Service hours are 9:00 am - 12:00 noon every Thursday, and from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm every fourth Thursday (NOTE: evening pick-up has changed to every fourth THURSDAY, beginning in June, 2018)). Qualified persons are allowed to pick up groceries once each month.

Families who desire service must first be qualified at the Hope House on any given Thursday morning by bringing (1) proof of residence in Delta County (client/head of household name and address must be on the current electric bill; only 1 address can be used with a client/head of household application), (2) the name, Social Security number,and birth date for each member of the household receiving food (maximum 8 people in a household may receive food), and (3) wage/income verification of all working people living in each household.

As of January 1, 2018, proof of income is required to renew a client account:

  • 2018 Social Security
  • Check stubs/bank statement
  • SNAP acceptance letter

The new Commodity Supplemental Food Program is designed for Delta County residents 60 and above who meet the income guidelines.

Boxes can be picked up once each month. Each box includes canned fruits, canned meat, canned vegetables, cereals, cheese, shelf stable milk, peanut butter, dried beans, and either pasta, rice, macaroni, or spaghetti

Applicants must present:

Proof of Age
Birth Certificate, Driver's License, or Texas ID
Proof of Residency
Utility bill, Rent Receipt, or Recent correspondence
Proof of Income
SSI/SSDI, Employment, or pension

For more information, call 903.395.3303 or 903.715.0937.

Why Does the Hope House Exist?

We believe that feeding those in need is a responsibility of the community of believers.
" For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. " -- Matthew 25:35