WARM began in 1998 when the food pantry at Central Church of Christ merged into an outreach for area churches in the Wise County, Texas, area. Combining efforts with local civic organizations, large corporations, small businesses, churches and individuals WARM is a joint civic ecumenical project and is thereby non-denominational. WARM is the largest food pantry in Wise County, Texas, providing food assistance and other services to all Wise County residents in need, without discrimination.
WARM provides the household a box of free quality food, once every 30 days, as determined by the federal income guidelines. Food items vary according to availability and family size. They might include rice, pasta, corn, green beans, cereal, beef, chicken, soups, tuna, peanut butter, and/or snacks. There may also be frozen meats and vegetables and/or refrigerator items and fresh produce.
The pantry is open four days per week, Tuesday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WARM serves only residents of Wise County. It does not have a specific program for veterans, but low-income Wise County residents who are veterans are welcome to apply for assistance.
The first time a client comes to our office they will fill out our application and show proof of Wise County residence. We must update the application at least annually for food. If the client requests assistance with services other than food, the application must be current within the past six months.