For over 40 years, the Greenhouse/Key Care Mission food pantry and clothes closet has served homeless and underserved visitors with food and clothing at no cost. No appointment is needed, only an ID for each family member. Located at 921 E. Houston in Sherman, The Greenhouse is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1-4 pm. In 2017 they served 2,886 Families, and 7,554 individuals. 127,750 pounds of food and 27,561 clothing & household items were given out. In 2016 over 45 volunteers served 6290 hours.

The Green House program continues to grow throughout the county. It currently requires approximately 30 regular weekly volunteers. Because of the efficiencies of the volunteer program coordinators, procedures are streamlined and distribution time is reduced.


The Green House – Food & Clothing Pantry Accepts Donations of the Following Items 

Food: We welcome all food items

Food Items that are not usually available from the North Texas Food Bank: 


Macaroni and Cheese (Box Mix)

Raman Noodles

Peanut butter

Ground Beef or Ground Turkey

Dry Milk (Bulk is fine – we will divide into baggies)

Salt, Pepper, Spices, Seasonings, Sugar, Flour

Clothing Items: Currently we are in need of children’s clothing items. We accept all kinds/all sizes (baby-adult) of clean wearable clothing including shoes, socks, underwear, coats, pajamas, pants,. We especially need: Men and boys clothing, and children’s clothing ages 3-11, steel-toed boots, and blue jeans

Personal Care Items: 

Powdered Laundry Detergent (Bulk is fine – we will repackage in baggies)

Paper Towels & Toilet Paper

Baby and Adult Diapers of all sizes

Feminine Products

Small Hotel Toiletry Items

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Dental Floss, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Soap (partially used bottles okay)

Deodorant, Combs & Brushes

Household Items: 

Sheets, Pillowcases, Blankets, Sleeping Bags, Pillows, Curtains, Rugs, and Towels

Small Appliances

Can Openers, Flatware, Dishes, Glassware, Pots and Pans

Toys, Books, Baby Gear

Miscellaneous Items for In-House Use: 

Baggies (sandwich, quart & gallon sizes)

Tall Kitchen, and Large, 30 Gallon Trash Bags

Plastic Grocery Bags, Department Store Bags and Large Paper Sacks