Our Programs / Family Services / Basic Needs / Food Pantry
The Food Pantry meets the nutritional needs of individuals and families that are unable to provide adequate food for their households.
The pantry is open to the general public.
Drop off your food donations at the Food Pantry on Thursdays or Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm or Saturdays from 9 am to 12 noon.
- Thursdays: 1 - 2 pm
- Fridays: 10 am - 2 pm
- Saturdays: 9 am - 12 pm
- Families/individuals eligible to shop in the food pantry must complete a short intake application during their first visit
- Clients will receive a shopping card that must be presented with each visit to the pantry. This card will help you to remember your visits and when you are eligible to receive food again (every 90 days)
- You’ll need to bring in the following documents each time you visit to receive food:
- Valid and up-to-date Photo ID
- Your children’s birth certificates and updated proof of enrollment in school
- Rental lease verifying your household size and current address
- Current utility bill for the address on the lease
Food Pantry Protocol:
- Only one client per address will be served
- During your visit, you are assigned a shopping cart along with a personal shopper to assist you in selecting your grocery items
- Once you complete your shopping, your personal shopper will escort you to the check-out counter
- In North Texas, there is a 29-million meal gap between what people need—3 meals per day—and what they can currently access
- There are children who sit next to your kids in class every day that go hungry every evening
- Hard-working families in your neighborhood struggle with the decision to pay bills or buy food
- Seniors who live around the corner from you are quietly wondering where their next meal is coming from
- Hungry children have poorer mental and overall health, miss more days of school, suffer greater rates of behavioral disorders and are less prepared to learn when they are in school
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Meats
- Flower, Corn Meal, Sugar, Oil
- Rice, Pasta, Beans
- Tomato Sauce and Paste
- Fresh Diary Products (Milk, Cheese, Eggs, Butter)
The TTA Food Pantry participates in the North Texas Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids (F4K) program, delivering food to public schools in Dallas County.
Students are referred by school personnel for participation in the program.
- Carter Cluster
- Cedar Hill Cluster
- Duncanville Cluster
- Kimball Cluster
- Lancaster Cluster
- South Oak Cliff Cluster