We didn't think we'd ever be in this situation.

COVID-19 is putting us all through hard times. We can make it easier for each other through creating community support!


of Americans are only one missed paycheck away from poverty

of Denton county residents are hunger insecure


we have served since March 2020


via our records!

Since 1974,

the Food Center has had as its mission to provide food from a central community storehouse to needy families and individuals struggling with hunger insecurity.

Survival is a  shared burden,

not an individual obligation.

There's a lot of shame around asking for help. Since we've been in school, we're taught that it’s eat or be eaten—survival of the fittest. 


But survival is a shared burden, and when institutions fail to meet our needs, we can rely on the values that make us human—the social bonds that hold us together as we provide for each other.

in this time of

We have changed our distribution process to reduce personal contact and protect vulnerable individuals while staying true to our mission to help relieve hunger insecurity in our northern Denton county service area.

Watch this quick video to learn more about how we've adapted!

resources for you

Here are more local organizations in Denton County that can provide food assistance, social services, other resources, and help with COVID-19.


Click to learn more!

We have waived our requirements and are not turning anyone away at this time.

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Applicants/clients may request food every 2 weeks

Bring a photo ID with current address

Clients receive approximately enough food for a family of 4 for a week


Winter/ Spring 

Service Hours

Mon 1pm–3pm

Wed 1pm–3pm

On May 17th SERVICE HOURS  will change to 10;30 am to 12:30 pm


306 N. Loop 288, Suite 400, Denton 76209

Contact Denton
Food Center

(off Loop 288 on Market St, third driveway on the right, inside the Schmitz Family Building)

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