Denton Community Food Center (DCFC)
CHANGE of PLANS.......will be CLOSED Wednesday Dec 11th. Based on Denton ISD late decision to close the Food Center will be closed also. Sycamore Street remains icy and the sidewalk in front of the Food Center has several inches of ice. Sorry for any overnight confusion. Check back here for our Thursday status.......we hope we can Open if conditions around the Food Center improve significantly.
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.
Please Note our Holiday Hours (8 day closure before Christmas and through New Years). No food will be distributed to clients OR donations/deliveries accepted during the days we are closed:
Closed Monday 12/23/2013 through Wednesday 1/1/2014 (8 business days) for Christmas & New Years holidays
Regarding being open the first Saturday of each month: Saturday Sept 7, 2013 was our last day of our 5 month trial period for this project. Response was extremely low (maximum of 5 families on the highest Saturday). The Board of Directors will review the program in the near future. At this point no further Saturday openings are planned. Thanks to the current & new volunteers that came out to help us make this trial project possible.
The Holiday's are here.....and that means it is the Season for Food Drives. See our News and Events tab for additional information about conducting a Food Drive..