Food on the Move
Ninety percent of DISD students qualify for free and reduced price lunches at school. When school is not in session, those children are at risk of going hungry when they lose access to free lunch programs. In addition, financial burdens that come up during the school year force many parents to struggle to provide dinners for their families. There are two programs that exist within Food on the Move to combat these challenges–our summer feeding program and afterschool meal program. Food on the Move takes a stand against childhood hunger statewide, now offering support in Dallas, Austin, Waco, and Denver, Colorado.
Summer Meals Program
CitySquare delivers more summer meals than any other nonprofit organization in the State of Texas. In summer 2013, we delivered more than 1,000,000 lunches to nearly 20,000 children and youth from low-income neighborhoods, churches, nonprofits, and summer camps.
Through our continued partnership with AmeriCorps, our mobile feeding program has delivered meals and provided enrichment activities to thousands of children that reside in apartment communities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has hailed this program as “a model for the rest of the nation.” CitySquare proudly received the Governors Volunteer Award in 2013 for Community Leadership for its Food on the Move program.
Afterschool Meal Program
During the school year, the meals children receive at school are often the only meals they get. Realizing this, CitySquare’s Food on the Move Program provides suppers to children participating in after school enrichment programs. For the 2013-2014 school year, CitySquare partners with 85 community organizations in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, and Waco serving more than 3,000 children each day.
To donate to CitySquare’s Food on the Move program, click here.
Hours: Monday-Friday | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Contact Information: Kay Thomason, Director, Food Programs
1610 S Malcolm X Boulevard, Ste 250
Dallas, Texas 75226