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

The 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. 

Hours

Tuesday – Friday 
9 am – 3 pm

 

Address
CitySquare Opportunity Center 

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

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.

Mobile Pantry

Mobile Food Pantry Applications are now live!

The Mobile Pantry serves families in the Dallas Area within a 10 mile radius from CitySquare in partnership with DoorDash to deliver FREE groceries from our food pantry. 

If you or anyone you know has difficulties receiving food due to the following, they may be eligible for the program.

  • Days and time conflict with my job: I work when CitySquare Food pantry is open. 

  • Head caretaker: I am the main provider for someone that needs medical attention or help on a regular basis.

  • Mobility issues: I have a reported disability that keeps me from getting to the food pantry in person. 

  • Transportation: I do not have a car, there is no public transportation where I live, or other transportation issues.

Apply today!

 

Once your application is received and reviewed, we will contact you. Mobile Pantry delivery spots are not guaranteed. Deliveries begin in Fall 2022.

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.

If you have questions or want to know more, please contact us.

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.