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Pantry Visits Are Up

With more families visiting the pantry, we need your help. Your donations keep our pantry filled, so we can fill theirs.

As you shop, please take our: 
Every item you give puts food on the tables of local families!

Donation Drop Off

Donations may be dropped off at the back of our building. A volunteers will unload your items and provide a tax receipt for your records. 

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Setting up a Food Drive is as Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1: Decide what kind of drive you want to do. Focus on one item such as peanut butter or canned fruits or collect a variety of items. Our Food Pantry Shopping List provides you with many options.

Step 2: Publicize the drive. Print posters (1 and 2) and fliers and distribute to participants. To help us keep costs down, please consider providing your own boxes.

Step 3: Set a date for the drive and call us in advance at (972) 446-2100 to schedule a drop off or pick-up time.


Have questions about organizing a donation drive at your office, school, church or club? Call us.

Feeding Families Each Week

Throughout the year we struggle to keep our pantry shelves stocked.

Clients include hard-working parents trying to feed their children, adults of all ages who may live alone on fixed incomes and multigenerational families living in one household. They are coping with food insecurities.They may not know how they'll pay for groceries or whether the items they can afford will stretch to feed everyone at the table.

80% of the food we distribute from our Food Pantry is donated. We need donations throughout the year to keep our shelves stocked and offer clients nutritious selections. 

We'll provide over a million pounds of food to families this year.

Toiletries and household cleaning supplies are available in the pantry, but supplies often are depleted.

Providing Essential Supplies, Too

Visitors to our pantry are happy to have access to much-needed personal hygiene and cleaning supplies. We try to stock a variety of items such as:

  • toilet paper & paper towels
  • bath soap & shampoo
  • deodorant
  • laundry detergent
  • feminine products
  • baby diapers & wipes
  • adult Depends
  • toothpaste, toothbrushes & denture cleaner
  • household cleaners

Unfortunately, our supplies of these essential items frequently run low. Donations are needed to avoid empty shelves.

Brighten the holidays for local families & seniors

For many families the holidays can be a difficult time of year, buying gifts and putting extra food on the table is simply not possible. Some families are worrying about more important things, like how they will keep their lights on, or where their next meal will come from.
 
As we prepare for our final distribution of the year, we ask for your support of food, toys, and coats donations. This is a community-wide effort, supported by generous donors and volunteers who help through local business, church, and individual contributions. 

Are you ready to plan your holiday drive? 

If collection drives seem too challenging, let us do the shopping! Help purchase food and toy items through a virtual drive that encourages online donations. Donate now

More Than a Meal: Thanksgiving

This large-scale food distribution is held the week before Thanksgiving where each family will receive an ample food box based on family size. 
 
Plan ahead for the 2017 Thanksgiving program. We offer a variety of options for businesses, churches, schools and other groups to help feed area families.

Check out these options for donating food for Thanksgiving.

For more information on how to get involved with our Thanksgiving and Holiday Program email Nicole Newkham or call (972) 446-2129.

Let Us Do the Shopping--at 14 Cents a Pound

Because of our affiliation with North Texas Food Bank we can procure bulk supplies of many foods for only 14 cents per pound.

That means a $1 donation becomes 7 cans of food!