Drive-thru Food Pantry
The Food Pantry provides groceries for Collin County individuals and families in need. Any Collin County families can come to ACO’s 801 E. Main Street drive-thru location on:
Tuesdays 9AM – 11AM and 5PM – 7PM
Thursdays 9AM – 11AM
Saturdays 9AM – 11AM
Proof of Collin County residency is required
For new clients, a QR code will be emailed after completion of a brief application in the drive-thru line. The QR code is required for future visits
Sometimes the need for food is NOW. For those extreme situations ACO’s 801 E. Main Street location stocks a limited number of basic food supplies in our main office. If you are in need of emergency food, call ACO’s office at 972-727-9131.
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The ACO Cares Center allows clients to shop for select clothing, household necessities, small appliances and personal hygiene products while receiving personalized assistance. A large variety of clothing and items will be available, all in top condition and variety, in stylish options for all ages and needs.
Rent assistance is available for Collin County residents who qualify. If you need emergency shelter, please see crisis resources.
Utility assistance is available for Collin County residents who qualify. Assistance may be available for non-Collin County residents that have CoServ.
ACO provides financial assistance for medical sick visits, prescriptions, lab work, X-Rays, and immunization for Collin County individuals who qualify.
The number one reason many of our neighbors need ACO services is unemployment and underemployment. ACO has a staff of professionals who can help you define your skills, detail your experience, revise your resume, and prepare for interviews, etc. The Employment Services are available for Collin County residents 18 years or older.
ACO provides Collin County residents that have not obtained a high school diploma an opportunity to receive the following:
Online study prep courses
Computer lab space
GED Testing Fee Support
Requirements- Cannot be enrolled in a public, private, home, online or charter high school. If 17 years old or younger, you need Texas Education Agency approval to enroll in a GED preparatory class
Financial Coaching Services
ACO provides financial coaching to help you become more financially stable. Here are a few of the tools offered:
Develop income and expense budgets that align with your goals and income level
Improve your Credit Scores and credit building
Strategies to paydown and off debt
Develop savings plans
Assist with making informed financial decisions