CitySquare's COVID-19 Response
CitySquare is in critical need of funds to aid in our response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have set up an Emergency Relief Fund to cover the unexpected costs associated with caring for our neighbors during this crisis.
CitySquare is closely monitoring the evolving Coronavirus situation, following guidance from Dallas County Health & Human Services (DCHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We are focused on maintaining the health of our neighbors, staff, donors, and volunteers while also preparing for increased demand for our services due to the current economic disruption caused by this pandemic.
Under the guidance of local government and health officials, the CitySquare Food Pantry will continue to operate because it provides an essential service in meeting the basic food needs of our neighbors.
The Food Pantry will continue to operate a modified drive-thru and walk-up model that minimizes the risk of community spread of Covid-19 and protects the health of staff, volunteers, and recipients. The Food Pantry will be open T-Fri from 9 am to 1 pm.
We will update this page when we have additional information to share.
Please refer any friends, family, and neighbors experiencing economic distress to CitySquare. If you are a high-risk individual (defined by the CDC here), we are working to make sure that you can receive our services without jeopardizing your health and well-being.
In the event we are instructed by local health officials to cease operations, an announcement will be posted on our website, our main phone line, and our social media channels. An e-mail will also be sent.
With the shelter-in-place, no gatherings are currently allowed, and therefore all of our events are postponed or canceled in the interim. This includes events you may have received invitations to including:
Reverend Gerald Britt’s Retirement Party on Thursday, March 19
Urban Engagement Book Club on Thursday, March 19
Breakfast with the President on Thursday, April 2
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, April 22
We are currently clarifying if we are able to utilize volunteers under the new shelter-in-place ordinance.
CitySquare continues to serve a record number of neighbors annually, regardless of the recent economic boom. With the current economic and employment impact of COVID-19, we anticipate an increased service demand. For those of you who are wondering “what can I do to help?” monetary donations will ensure that our work continues to feed the hungry, heal the sick, house the homeless and restore hope in the heart of the city. More information on how you can support our work in this time of need will be forthcoming, or you can simply donate via the link above.
Our hearts are heavy with the realization the poor will be the ones most deeply impacted by this pandemic. We stand ready to serve these neighbors and to care for them until they recover from the physical and economic toll of this crisis.
Your friend in the fight,
CitySquare President & Chief Operating Officer