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We are here to help

If you are a neighbor in need, we are here to help. We strive to be the neighbor who helps you out in times of need and rejoices with you in times of success.


Waxahachie CARE has a goal to become a select choice food pantry which allows our neighbors to choose what best fits their needs while providing curbside service.

  • Quantities are determined by how much food we receive from our donors each day.


The food pantry serves those in need throughout Ellis County (with exception of Midlothian & Ennis, please visit their food pantries if you live in these areas) by following TEFAP & TEXCAP guidelines for low income.


Anyone in Ellis county can apply for assistance with Reliant Energy and Atmos Gas.


See if you qualify & Apply

Utility Assistance

We work with TXU Energy, Reliant Energy, Atmost Gas and water companies to assist in your utility bills during times of need.

To be considered for Utility Assistance, call (972) 923-2273. The average wait time is one-to-two weeks.

Documents Required:

  1. Proof of residency with our approved school districts

  2. Current paper utility bill

  3. Current photo ID

  4. Current income, names and date of birth of all in the household


Programs we work with:

  • TXU Energy: Ellis County (except Midlothian, Ennis & Red Oak)

  • Reliant Energy: We service all of Ellis County

  • Atmost Gas: We service all of Ellis County

  • Water: ONLY when funds are available

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Question & Answers

  • Email Address

  • Income of all people in the household

  • Current photo ID

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Apply for assistance

  • phone number

  • DOB

  • Address

  • Email Address

  • Any other information to make an informed decision

  • Income of all people in the household

  • Current photo ID

  • Household Expenses

  • Statement of current situation needing utility assistance

Where do I sign up for food?

1208 Ferris Ave. Waxahachie. Distribution hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:00 - 12:00. We offer drive through service.

What information do I need to bring?

  • phone number

  • DOB

  • Address

How often can I receive groceries?

Once a month during distribution hours on Monday-Thursday 9:00 - 12:00.

Who is eligible?

Ellis County residents in need.

Can I get multiple bills paid?

Depends on situation and each utility.

How many times can I get my bills paid?

One time per calendar year with TXU Energy. One time per 12 months with Reliant Energy. One time with Atmos Gas Unless there are extenuating circumstances.

What information do you need to pay my bills?

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