Food on the Move
Eighty-four percent of DISD students qualify for free and reduced price lunches at school. When school is not in session, those children go 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, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.
Food on the Move
Our summer program provides more than 250,000 meals in a mobile feeding program targeting youth at low-income apartment sites, churches, nonprofits, and summer camps. CitySquare delivers more summer lunches 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.
Through our continued partnership with AmeriCorps and an innovative collaboration with PepsiCo, our summer program has delivered meals and provided enrichment to thousands of children. 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 provides suppers and snacks to children participating in after-school enrichment programs. For the 2012-2013 school year, CitySquare partners with 24 community organizations in Dallas and 30 organizations in Austin, serving over 2,000 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: Dr. Keven Vicknair, Director
409 N Haskell
Dallas, Texas 75246