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Denton Community Food Center (DCFC)

Celebrating 44 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 individuals and families in emergency situations.

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





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.



Receiving Food

The food pantry is open from 1 PM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday at 109 W. Sycamore St in Denton 76201 (2 blocks South of the Downtown Square between Elm & Locust Streets).

Individuals and families needing food assistance must provide identification for each family member and qualify via a USDA/TDA Application annually. The household must be located in our Service Area.....the City of Denton or Northern Denton County.

Examples of ID include any Driver's License or other Picture ID Cards or Social Security Card.  Please take a number in the front lobby upon arrival and you will be interviewed shortly.

If it is your first visit there is a one page Questionnaire and USDA/TDA Application available in the lobby to be filled out prior to your first interview

You may receive food up to 6 times in a calendar year and no more often than once a calendar month
.  We attempt to accommodate special dietary requirements or limitation when possible however we are limited by the food products that are available to us for distribution.

***NOTE: We have been testing the 6 visits limit during 2017 and have decided to continue the test into 2018 to determine if donations are able to keep up with demand. In previous years we allowed up to 5 visits per household.

Donating to the Food Center



Donations of food are accepted during normal operating hours (M-F 1-3 pm) at the back door/dock.  Non-perishables such as canned goods and dry & boxed goods in home/family sized packing; unopened with original labeling and no expired dates.  We prefer no glass containers.


See the Donations Tab for a list of food items we are seeking or recommend for donation.


Cash Donations are the most versatile as we are able to buy the food items we need.  We purchase 70% of the food distributed via cash donations from individuals; social and business organizations or clubs; churches and the business community.


As much as possible we buy food via the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) where we are able to multiply donated dollars 6 to 7 times ($10 donation can purchase $60 - $70 worth of food).  We limit purchases on the retail market to only needed items not currently available from the TAFB.


Cash donations may be mailed to:

Denton Community Food Center
P.O. Box 2121
Denton, Tx 76202-2121




Use your Bank's Bill Payer Service to send a donation to the address above.  Our phone # is 940-382-0807.


Click Here to view video about the Food Center....or checkout the "About Us" tab to view the video
Thank you to David Call with Ryan/Everet Insurance for producing the video.