The Denton Community Food Center

Celebrating 46 years serving our Community - an ALL Volunteer Organization

Founded in 1974, the Food Center has had as its mission to provide food from a central community storehouse to needy families and individuals stuggling with hunger insecurity

Applicants/clients may request food six (6) times each calendar year, no more than once per calendar month.

About Us

Founded in 1974, the Food Center has as its mission to provide food from a central community storehouse to needy families and individuals struggling with hunger insecurity. Applicants may request food up to 6 times per calendar year, no more than once per calendar month. We are an ALL Volunteer Staffed & Run, Donor Funded and Supported, Community Based Charity.

We are excited to have MOVED to a new building on Feb 3, 2020

New Location (effective Feb 3, 2020): 

306 N Loop 288,  Suite 400

Denton, TX 76209

(on the Serve Denton Center campus)

Find us behind Serve Denton, off Market Street

(use 3815 Market for Navigation/GPS/Maps)

Operating Hours (effective 10/19/20):

Monday & Wednesday only Open:  1 to 3 pm.

  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

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"

Vincent Van Gogh

A note regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic:

The Board of the Denton Community Food Center is committed to taking extra precautions to keep our volunteers, clients and food supply safe.  We are closely monitoring the latest developments related to COVID 19 and following the guidelines of government and public health officials.

We are cleaning and sanitizing surfaces regularly and asking that everyone wash their hands often and thoroughly.  Please stay home if you are feeling ill.

As necessary, we are preparing to make adjustments in the distribution of food in order to reduce contact and protect vulnerable individuals in our community.  See details regarding our "Drive Thru Distribution" process and other adjustment elsewhere on this site.

We anticipate seeing a larger number of families with school age children requiring food as they may be missing out on school breakfast and lunch programs.  

Your donation will go far in helping us meeting this increased demand.

Our sincerest thanks for your support

Contact Denton Community Food Center (DCFC)

Temporary Operating Hours:  Monday and Wednesday only  (except Major Holidays) 1 pm to 3 pm (effective 10/19/20)


306 N. Loop 288 -  Suite 400  (behind the Serve Denton Center)

Denton, TX 76209

(off Loop 288 on Market St, outside the Schmitz Family Building)

The former location at 109 W Sycamore St is Permanently Closed

For Emergency After-Hours Food Assistance dial 211 for referral

(940) 382-0807

 NEW LOCATION & Mailing Address: 

306 N Loop 288 Suite 400

  Denton, TX 76209-4887

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