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.
Neighbors can visit the CitySquare Food Pantry every 15 days and choose the items they want, eliminating the food waste that occurs with pre-made grocery packs. The Food Pantry is an entry point for CitySquare’s other programs ranging from job training to housing to healthcare.
Tuesday – Friday
9 am – Noon & 1 pm – 4 pm
CitySquare Opportunity Center
1610 S Malcolm X Blvd, Bldg 350, Dallas, Texas 75226
Emergency Hours and Announcements
None at this time
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.
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. Partnering with CitySquare AmeriCorps to give the children positive role models, we serve and supervise the meal service while engaging the children in activities and games.
Interested in becoming a CitySquare meal site? Email Nell Dochez to learn more.
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? Email Alexis Baker to learn more.