HOUSING PROGRAMS

FOOD

From providing fresh groceries, free, nutritious meals after school and in the summer, and reducing food waste, we are fighting to end hunger in our city.

Food Pantry

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Food Pantry hours have changed.

Hours

Tuesday – Friday 
9 am – 1 pm

 

Address
CitySquare Opportunity Center 

1610 S Malcolm X Blvd, Bldg. 350, Dallas TX 75226

Our Food Pantry operates on a first-come, first-served basis with no pre-registration required. We are open to all zip codes. Neighbors can pick up groceries at our Pantry once every two weeks. We are operating in a drive-thru model with a walk-up station for individuals who walk or take the bus. Groceries are pre-packed to ensure our process is quick and safe, and that we maintain necessary safety precautions. 

We provide a mix of:

Canned goods (fruit, vegetable, meat),

Fresh fruits and vegetables,

Frozen meat,

Dairy, and

Bakery items (breads and pastries)

NOTE: All items are based on our donated inventory and change daily.

We continue to closely monitor the Covid-19 situation. We follow guidance from Dallas County Health & Human Services (DCHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Please know we remain focused on maintaining the health of our neighbors, staff, and volunteers.

Mobile Pantry

The Mobile Pantry is a new program starting Fall 2021!  For families in the Dallas area, CitySquare delivers FREE nutritious food straight to their doorstep twice a month. Neighbors interested in receiving food delivery must apply for the program.

 

Once your application is received and reviewed, we will contact you. Mobile Pantry delivery spots are not guaranteed.

If you would like to learn more about CitySquare's innovative Mobile Pantry or how to help, please contact us.

Child Nutrition

Eighty-nine percent of Dallas ISD students qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school. After school and in the summer months, this leaves nearly 9 out of 10 students without a regular, nutritious meal each day.

CitySquare’s Child Nutrition program provides free nutritious meals to children after school and during summer.  Meals are delivered to community partner sites year-round.

During the COVID-19 crisis, to answer the increased need for support, the Child Nutrition program started summer service early to deliver safe, healthy meals to sites throughout the metroplex.

 

CitySquare’s summer mobile meal program delivers meals to kids in non-traditional sites such as apartment complexes, reaching children whose families face transportation, economic, and other barriers to access traditional food programs.

 

Interested in becoming a CitySquare meal site? Contact us to learn more.

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Food Recovery

It is estimated that as many as 6 billion pounds of food are wasted each month in the U.S., that 40 percent of our nation’s edible food ends up in landfills, and that one in seven truckloads of produce bound for supermarkets is thrown away. These estimates are provided by The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

 

The CitySquare Food Recovery program reclaims food that otherwise would go to waste and safely transforms it into healthy meals for those in our community with low access to nutritious, consistently available food. The healthy meals are prepared and packaged at CitySquare, and then provided to our neighbors and to other non-profits who serve CitySquare’s target population. Offerings include ready-to-cook meals such as vegetarian chili, shepherd's pie, and more based on the availability of fresh produce and food products in the CitySquare Food Pantry.

Interested in supporting our food recovery efforts? Contact us to learn more.