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We are here to help

If you are a Neighbor in need, we are here to help you out in times of hardship and to rejoice with you in times of success.


Waxahachie CARE is a select choice food pantry which allows our Neighbors to choose what best fits their needs while providing curbside service.

The food pantry serves Ellis County residents (with exception of Midlothian & Ennis; please visit their food pantries if you live in these areas) by following TEFAP & TEXCAP guidelines for low income.  Selection and quantities are determined by how much food we receive from our donors each day.


Our Ellis County Neighbors can also apply for assistance with utility bills.


See if you qualify & Apply

Utility Assistance

Utilities we work with:

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

  • Reliant Energy: We service all of Ellis County

  • Atmos Gas: We service all of Ellis County

  • Water: ONLY when funds are available

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 within our approved school districts

  2. Current utility bill

  3. Current photo ID

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

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QuestionS & Answers

  • Email address

  • Income of all people in the household

  • Current photo ID

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Apply for assistance

  • Household expenses

  • Statement of current situation needing utility assistance

  • Any other information to make an informed decision

Where do I sign up for food?

1208 Ferris Ave. Waxahachie. We offer drive-through service Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM - noon 

What information do I need to bring?

  • Phone number

  • Date of birth

  • Address

How often can I receive groceries?

Once a month during distribution hours Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - noon.

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?

Once per calendar year with TXU or Reliant.  Once per 12 months with water companies but only when funds are available.  Once every 12 months with Atmos Gas.

What additional information do you need to pay my bills?

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