Denton Community Food Center (DCFC)
Founded in 1974, the Food Center has had as its mission to provide food from a central community storehouse to needy individuals and families in emergency situations. Applicants/clients may request food four times each calendar year, no more than once per month.
The Food Pantry is an ALL Volunteer Staffed & Run, Donor Funded & Supported, Community Based Charity (independent 501c3 organization). We have no paid staff and we "THANK" the Denton Housing Authority for providing our building/space to us rent free. Our service area includes 21 cities, towns & communities in 31 different zip codes of Northern Denton County. We appreciate the strong and loyal support of all the communities we serve.
Good News: the Food Center will be open on the first Saturday of the month starting on May 4, 2013 from 9 am to 12 noon. This is a test project and will be evaluated after a 5 month trial....Open May 4, June 1, July 13 (2nd Sat due to July 4th weekend), Aug 3 and Sept 7, 2013. Saturday visits will count just like weekday visits and you are stilll limited to four (4) visits per year....no more than once (1) per calendar month. It is our hope this will make the Food Pantry more available to individuals & families in need at another convenient time.
The 21st Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive conducted on Saturday May 11th sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers was a HUGE SUCCESS. The one day food drive collected 38,355 pounds of food benefitting local families and individuals in need in our community. Thanks to NALC & NRLCA Letter Carriers, the US Postal Service, and the United Way of Denton County for helping to organize the event. Thanks to the loyal customers of Kroger's on University for purchasing 1230 hunger sacks of food to contribute to the food drive.
Thanks also to Frenchy's Lawn & Tree Service, American Red Cross, Kroger's on University, WolMed of Denton, Denton Municipal Electric, Asbury United Methodist Church & Guyer High School for your In-Kind support of the event. The food collection set a new record.....37% higher than last year.
And a special thanks goes out to all the tremendous volunteers that showed up to help unload, sort and repackage the donated food. A great slice of our local caring community. The food collected will meet our local needs for the next 5-6 weeks (we distribute 1200-2500 lbs/day).
Thanks to the Ladies Golf Association at Oakmont Country Club for their $1800 contribution from their recent Fundraiser. The money will be used to help fund two weeks worth of food purchased at the Tarrant Area Food Bank. We appreciate your outstanding support.
A Special Thanks goes out to members of the First United Methodist Church of Denton. Their Mission Team selected DCFC to be the recipient of the Easter offering........$7121.90. That money will be used to fund 8 weeks worth of groceries purchased from the Tarrant Area Food Bank to benefits families & individuals in our local community that are hungry. What a Easter blessing.