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.

Beginning July 1, 2021:
Service hours will be 8:30 am - 11:30 am every 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Thursday.
Qualified persons will be allowed to shop for groceries once each month.
See the conditions for shopping, due to continuing COVID concerns.

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.

In January each year, proof of income is required to renew a client account:

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

The 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 on the Thursday morning of your choice. 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 903.300.3303.

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