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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.

We value the dignity of our clients and want to provide a positive shopping experience, so we use the "Client Choice Model" where shoppers select the food of their choice.

What to Expect
As a visitor to the Food Pantry, you will receive a warm greeting in our new welcome area with an inspiring message from our senior pastor, Dr. Tony Evans.

Hours of Operation 
If you and/or your family are in need of food, please come by the Food Pantry during the following hours:
  • Thursdays: 1 - 2 pm
  • Fridays: 10 am - 2 pm
  • Saturdays: 9 am - 12 pm
PLEASE NOTE: We are closed Sunday through Wednesday.
Shopping at the TTA Food Pantry
  • 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:

  1. Only one client per address will be served
  2. During your visit, you are assigned a shopping cart along with a personal shopper to assist you in selecting your grocery items
  3. Once you complete your shopping, your personal shopper will escort you to the check-out counter
PLEASE NOTE: You are eligible to visit the Food Pantry once every three months if needed. You must present your shopping card at each visit.
Help TTA Fight Hunger - THE FACTS
  • 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
You can make a difference in someone’s life and together we can successfully close the gap on hunger. Through your donations of food, you are partnering with us as we do our part in helping urban youth and families live healthy through proper nutrition.
Popular food items include:
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Meats
  • Flower, Corn Meal, Sugar, Oil
  • Rice, Pasta, Beans
  • Tomato Sauce and Paste
  • Cereal
  • Fresh Diary Products (Milk, Cheese, Eggs, Butter)
Food 4 Kids Program
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.
Food pantry personnel pick up food items from the North Texas Food Bank once a week and deliver it to the public schools on a designated day and time.
How it works:
The Food 4 Kids program provides backpacks filled with enough nutritious food for students and their school-age siblings to last the whole weekend. Students take the backpacks of food home on Friday and return empty backpacks on Monday.

Students are referred by school personnel for participation in the program.
The following TTA school clusters take part in the Food 4 Kids program:
  • Carter Cluster
  • Cedar Hill Cluster
  • Duncanville Cluster
  • Kimball Cluster
  • Lancaster Cluster
  • South Oak Cliff Cluster
7125 S. Polk St • Dallas, TX 75232
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