Southwire

Look at what you’ve given to our community….

$6,500 isn’t just a number. It is generosity. It is compassion. It is the ability to purchase $45,500 worth of food for families struggling with food insecurity in Denton County. It is the equivalent of 253,000 meals!

Southwire has generously donated an amazing amount of purchase power to the Denton Community Food Center out of their interest in our local community. This donation was unsolicited – completely unexpected. As the current pandemic continues, more and more families are stretched, having to make choices between food and other basic needs. Southwire has made a commitment to the community and to the Food Center.

Thank you for teaming with us to improve the lives of our neighbors.



Updated: Sep 3

Here we mention all those who have supported or contributed to the work

the Food Center during these difficult years of 2020 and 2021.

First and foremost we remember with much love Suzy Holt, our Vounteer Coordinator. Suzy died suddenly December 7th. it was not covid 19 related. We will all miss her smile and upbeat personality as well her creative annual "Volunteer Appreciation Week" gifts and treats. Suzy also served on the DCFC board of directors in addition to taking an active part in Monday's distribution of frozen foods. She will be greatly missed. Elaine and Ron Fannin made a wonderful donation in memory of Suzy. Dianne Blair made a wonderful donation to remember "a dear friend for many years" Suzy Holt. Update on Suzy Holt giving. The following people have given wonderful donations to the Food Center to remember and honor Suzy: Sandra and David Hoeing, Jerry and Judy Sawyer, Donna Jambor; Tommy and Diane Newman, Myra Crownover, Fritz Schwalm, Michael and Susan Della Rosa, Marianne Burns, Brian and Deborah Della Rosa, Curtis and Pamela Loveless, the Hughes Family(Samuel, Stephen,& Sally) Nancy Gibson, Janice Fitzgerald, Jan Goyne, Lee Ann Shannon, Carolyn Ames, Karen Headley, Becky Shinn, Lana Seay, the Hamm Family(Tory, Pamela, Jason & Bryan), Barbara Green, Nanci Odom, Michael and Chris Marion, Linda Terrill, CJ Levenstein, Berdie Archer, Dianne Carpenter, Cynthia Askew, Merrily Prescott, Jean Hood,Debbie Huffman, Margaret Schubert and Mary Eddy.

  1. Raecine Meza made a wonderful donation at the Christmas request of her sister-in-law, Brisalva Meza. Thanks to both of you.

  2. Nancy Cortes made a wonderful donation in Memory of her departed parents Bill and Betty Bell. Thank you Nancy Cortes.

  3. Jimmy M. Robinson and his wife made a wonderful donation on December 15th and wanted to thank TEAM STUCKY for sending them to the Denton Community Food Center as a great place to contribute.

  4. Jennifer Bekker made a wonderful contribution to honor the hard working staffs at the Denton Public Libraries.

  5. Susan and Scott Miller made a wonderful donation to honor their daughter, Roz. Roz suggested a gift to DCFC in lieu of a gift for Christmas! Thank you, Roz Miller.

  6. Mark Pfohl made a wonderful donation in the name of Nick and Ben Pfohl.

  7. Importantly, Glen Biglaiser made a wonderful donation in memory of Chai Suthammanont, who recently passed due to Covid-19.

  8. Recently Anthony Brock made a wonderful donation to the Food Center in memory of Frank Simonton.

  9. May 2021, Ron and Elaine Fannin made a wonderful donation in memory of Darlene Stewart.

  10. A wonderful donation was made on 8/23/2021 by Sandra Serio in memory of Carolyn Adams per her family's request.

  11. September 2nd was Dick Parson's birthday. His daughter, Terri Patton made a wonderful donation to honor him and her mom, Verna Parsons.





Here we are in December after 9 months of change, all due to the pandemic. The Food Center has been blessed in that we moved into our new facility at the Serve Denton campus that has allowed us to adapt to the many changes brought on by Covid-19. We had to abandon our "client choice" model and move all client contact and service outdoors in the parking lot. The pandemic forced many of our volunteers to stay home, but a core group have stayed allowing the center to be open two days a week. Our wonderful core team of volunteers (DCFC is an all volunteer organization) had risen to this challenge and is now handing from a 150 to as high of 275 families a day.

Thanks to the Denton County commissioners, we have been able to keep a good quantity and variety of groceries going to our families. That consisted of a 23 pound produce box, hams and turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, and many staples as cereal, canned soups and vegetables. We have been able to give each family about 90 pound per visit. We request all families to visit once every two weeks and only if they are really in need.

Unfortunately the pandemic has only gotten worse as we approach the end of the year. Also the end of year will bring an end to the County Cares funds, so we will go into 2121 with a lot of uncertainty (but a lot of hope) as to how much food we will have to give hunger insecure families in Denton county,




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.Updated Apri 2021

ALWAYS WEAR A MASK, even in your car while being interviewed and while loading your food! Get vaccinated if you are able.

We have MOVED to our new LOCATION:
306 N. Loop 288, Suite 400; Denton 76209

(behind the Serve Denton Center, off Loop 288 on Market St,

at the Schmitz Family Building.  Use 3815 Market St for GPS/Maps)

Summer/Fall Service HOURS & DAYS
10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Monday & Wednesday ONLY

These temporary distribution Days & Hours are in effect until further notice due to the Corona-19 Virus & Pandemic

We are using a Drive Thru distribution model.
You may receive food only once every two weeks during COVID-19

Please follow volunteers directions in the parking lot.

Be prepared with picture ID or Food Center card.

 

For social distancing purposes:
STAY in your vehicle until your food is ready to load!

When your food is ready for pick up YOU will be instructed to LOAD the food yourself into YOUR CAR to  minimize touching & increase social distancing

There will be no access to our building - including restrooms during this time period.

A standardized selection of groceries will be provided to each family.  Sorry, we must suspend Client Choice temporarily under these extraordinary conditions.


Thank you for your patience & understanding as we use the DRIVE-THRU model that allows us to remain open two days per week to assist you.

 

At this time we are only seeking additional volunteers that have been tested for Covid 19 recently or who have been fully vaccinated . If you want to volunteer, and have not been tested recently . .You can check out www.gogettested.com for convenient locations for testing. Once you have been tested, email Dallas Newell at dallas.newell@unt.edu.  We appreciate your support and interest in DCFC.

We still are not letting those who need community service hours to volunteer at the food center.  However, We are continuing to accept Cash Donations for Community Service (Probation) Hours Credit
Donate online at the top of this page via credit card  

OR

In-person at the food center with exact cash M & W between 8:30 am - 1:00 pm


** Check this website for future updates & changes **

 

NEXT Regular 2nd Saturday Pantries will be in the Food Center parking lot.
sponsored by the Denton Hunger Coalition, visit their FACEBOOK page at "Denton Hunger Coalition for more info.