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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,

Updated: Dec 8, 2020

We are proud and excited to announce the latest refresh of our website

You may have noticed some "changes" to our website? We are excited to finally release our site refresh bringing a modern and simpler experience. You will find contextual information in fewer "clicks" making it easier/faster to find latest news, events, and updates surrounding the Denton Community Food Center (DCFC), and most importantly how to get help if you need it.


2020 has been a challenging year for us all, but DCFC's purpose of meeting those challenges has not changed. If you and your family are in need of help (or want to help those in need) we hope our refreshed site helps you more quickly and easily understand your options. We may have a new look, but we're the same place. Thank you for visiting.

.Updated January 2023


Denton Community Food Center

306 N. Loop 288 ste 400; Denton 76209

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

at the Schmitz Family Building.  Use 3816 Market St for GPS/Maps)

Current Service HOURS & DAYS
10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Monday & Wednesday ONLY

You may receive food only once every month.

We are using a Drive up and park distribution model.

Please follow volunteers directions in the parking lot.

Be prepared with picture ID or Food Center card.


For social distancing purposes:

Park your vehicle in the designated area and come inside our air-conditioned waiting room where you will be qualified and given a basket of food to take back to your car.

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

Our waiting room has two bathrooms for your use,

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.


At this time we are seeking additional volunteers, no special skills or experiences are needed. If you want to volunteer, email Dallas Newell at  She will tell you next steps. We appreciate your support and interest in DCFC.

We are letting those who need community service hours to volunteer at the food center, see the contact information above to contact Dallas Newell at We are continuing to accept Cash Donations for Community Service (Probation) Hours Credit

Donate online at the top of this page via credit card  


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

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



 Every 2nd Saturday a mobile pantry is held on the Food Center parking lot from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
ponsored by the Denton Hunger Coalition, visit their FACEBOOK page at "Denton Hunger Coalition for more info.

Every other Tuesday Evening;  On  the first and Third Tuesday of the month Tarrant Area Food Bank is holding a drive-through pantry on our parking lot from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. You can register for it on site.

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