2-1-1 for emergency after- hours food assistance
Service Hours and Days
Now Open on the following days and times
We have returned to inside interviews for qualifying and other assistance. People needing food will be asked to park in a designated area and then come inside for food assistance.
Denton Community Food Center
306 N Loop 288, Suite 400
Denton, TX 76209–4887
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You may mail your donation to:
Cash donations are the most versatile as we are able to buy the food items we need. We purchase 70% of food distributed via cash donations from individuals; social and business organizations or clubs; churches and the business community.
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Partner with us and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow.
Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.
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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 Meals like SpaghettiO’s
Chili or Stew
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)
Suggested items to donate include basic canned items 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: .At this time we are only seeking additional volunteers that have been fully vaccinated. Once you have been vaccinated, email Dallas Newell at firstname.lastname@example.org listing the days and hours you can volunteer. We appreciate your support and interest in DCFC.
The Food Center is a 100% Volunteer staffed & run, Donor funded & supported, Community based charity.
The majority of the work is during food distribution. We start at 9:30 to get prepared .These are mostly standing jobs.
Light duties: 1) interviewing clients, this is outside and involves walking to cars. 2) Pushing shopping carts.. 3). Assembling bags of fresh groceries.
Medium duties: 1) loading shopping carts with pre-assembled bags (10-20 pounds). 2.) Occasionally help clients load their groceries in their transportation.
Heavy duties:. 1) Lifting boxes of frozen foods or produce in to carts (10 to 25 lbs.).
****These are all repetitive tasks as we'll have a minimum of 140 clients per day.****
Logistics:, Monday mornings and every other Tuesday volunteers unload food trucks from TAFB. This involves mechanical ability to run an electric pallet jacks. There is involved movement but seldom heavy lifting..
Monday Wednesday and Friday
Drive food center trucks to pick up palletized loads of donated or purchased food from Aldi/Target /Walmart/Albertsons grocers. No heady lifting as trucks have pallet jacks and lift gates..
Seated positions; 1). repacking food in cleanroom (food handling certification required). 2). Sorting and inspection of donated food'
Administrative Jobs: Knowledge in EXCEL , QUICKBOOKS, ACCESS and GRAPHIC DESIGN .
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 us for opportunities and details.