CitySquare's COVID-19 Resources

How CitySquare is Responding

  • Our Food Pantry has shifted from a client-choice model to a drive-through distribution model, with a walk-up option for neighbors relying on public transportation.

    • In our first month of modified operations, we served more than 7,524 neighbors, an approximately 40% increase from our normal weekly volume. Of those served, 33% were accessing our Food Pantry for the first time.

    • Within the Food Pantry, our Food Recovery initiative has been critical in helping keep both neighbors in CitySquare programs fed with healthy, ready to eat meals, as well as partner sites. More than 2,000 meals have been distributed to community partners like West Dallas Multicultural Center and The Bridge, as well as programs like the Transition Resource Action Center.

  • Our Afterschool Child Nutrition program, which provides the third meal of the day for youth continues to operate with sites that remain open. Since the start of COVID-19, we have served 48,061 meals to youth.

    • CitySquare Food, our mobile summer feeding program, has deployed two months ahead of schedule to bring breakfast and lunch to children in low-income apartment complexes across North Texas.

  • Our collaborative project, the Dallas Connector, provides free transportation between partner sites (collaborators: CitySquare, Our Calling, Salvation Army, Austin Street Center, and The Stewpot; supporters: The Bridge and Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance) and community resources. 

    • Before the COVID-19 pandemic, we were transporting an average of 375 homeless neighbors per week. Since March 16, we have averaged 90 neighbors per day or 450 per week, a 21% increase.

  • The Transition Resource Action Center Drop-In Center serves youth aging out of the foster care system and their homeless peers. The Dallas location remains open to provide essential services to youth. TRAC is the only safety net for youth aging out of foster care in a 19-county area. 

    • Since March 16, 177 youth have accessed the TRAC Drop-In Center for crisis management. 

  • Our CitySquare Community Clinic is our healthcare response to COVID-19. The doctors serving in the CitySquare Community Clinic have been recalled primarily to serve at Baylor University Medical Center. This has not deterred us from continuing to meet our neighbors’ medical needs. 427 neighbors have been served at the Clinic since March 16. 

Financial Support

CitySquare is in critical need of funds to aid in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We set up an Emergency Relief Fund to cover the unexpected costs associated with caring for our neighbors during this crisis.

Alternatively, checks can be mailed to PO Box 140024 Dallas, Texas 75214. If you would like to wire a donation, please contact Abbie Kauffman, Director of Development, at AKauffman@CitySquare.org or 214.675.4339.

Virtual Support

CitySquare has created a number of virtual volunteer opportunities available online here. This includes things like writing a note of encouragement to our frontline staff, purchasing a limited edition Community Never Stops t-shirt, and more!

Additionally, we have two flyers for you to share with your friends, family, and community. 

Volunteer from Home Flyer 1

Volunteer from Home Flyer 2

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