The pantry is open to residents of Collin, Grayson, Hunt, and Fannin Counties every Monday (excluding holidays) from 9:00AM to 11:00AM and on the third Saturday of the month from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. Clients are admitted to a waiting area where they are assigned a number on a first come, first served basis. First time clients complete an application for assistance that verifies that they are eligible for services based on the State of Texas guidelines. Repeat clients are signed in and their paperwork is checked to verify that their information on file is current and up to date. Required documents include proof of residence (water bill, electric bill), current drivers license or state issued Photo ID, and birth certificate or school records for each child. First time clients are allowed to shop even if they do not have all the required documentation but must present the documents on their next visit. Visits are limited to once a month.
When a client’s number is called, they are given a shopping cart and allowed to select the items that their family needs. The shopping area is arranged in a grocery store type environment. Items are organized into limited weight (limit 15 pounds/family member) and free weight categories. The allowed weight is subject to change based on the availability of food. Free weight items consist of meat, eggs, cheese, bread , pastries, snacks, and produce.
Only four clients at a time are allowed into the shopping area because of space limitations. Volunteers are available to answer questions and help those clients needing assistance.
Four Corners Food Pantry serves clients regardless of race, creed or religion.