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.
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You may mail your donation to:
Denton Community Food Center
306 N Loop 288, Suite 400
Denton, TX 76209-4887
Donations of food are accepted during normal operating hours 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.
Currently, MOST NEEDED food: Canned Fruit, Canned Meals like SpaghettiO's, Chili or Stew and Boxed goods like Hamburger Helper/Skillet Meals or Instant Potatoes, etc.
Suggested Items to Donate include
Basic Canned items such as:
Mixed Vegetables or Corn & Green Beans
Beans (all varieties, Baked, Brown, Pinto, etc)
Fruit (peaches, pears, mixed or cocktail)
Tomato & Spaghetti sauces or whole Tomatoes
Soup (all varieties to eat or cook with)
Tuna, Chicken, Ham, Spam meat products
Pasta in Meat (SpaghettiO's, etc)
Boxed or Dry Products such as:
Macaroni & Cheese dinners or Hamburger Helper
Potato Casseroles & other vegetable mixes
Pasta like Spaghetti, Fettuccine, etc
Dried Beans or Rice (brown or white)
Other Food items such as:
Breakfast Cereal or Oatmeal
Bottled Fruit Juices (Apple, Orange, Mixed)
Peanut Butter, Boxed Crackers
Cooking Oils, Coffee, Sugar, and Flour
NOTICE: During COVID-19 we have suspended New Volunteer Orientation & Recruitment. We hope to return to normal operations in the near future. Thanks for your interest & stay tuned.
The Food Center is a 100% Volunteer staffed & run, Donor funded & supported, Community based charity. The majority of the work (sacking groceries, sorting food, stocking shelves, interviewing and serving clients) occurs during the normal operating hours. Some limited volunteer opportunities (unloading the Food Bank truck at 7:00 AM every Monday morning) occur at other hours.
We are most interested in people who can volunteer on a regular basis (one day per week or twice per month). However, we do accept short-term volunteers on an as needed basis and on a first come first accepted basis. When we have a full shift of regular volunteers we may turn away short-term volunteers. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator (see Contact Us Tab) for opportunities and details.
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