Denton County Area Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens
The need for volunteers and donations is always great at community organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. Consider donating to or volunteering at these organizations located within Denton County.
306 N. Loop 288 Suite 400, Denton TX 76209
Denton's Community Food Center is 100% dependent on volunteers. The majority of their work (sacking groceries, sorting food, stocking shelves, and serving clients) occurs during normal operating hours which are Monday-Friday from 1:00-3:00pm. But there are some limited volunteer opportunities (like unloading the Food Bank truck every Monday at 7:30am) that happen outside normal "work hours."
They'd love to bring on more volunteers who can volunteer on a regular basis, but do also accept short-term volunteers on an as-needed and first-come-first-accepted basis. And due to their limited space, they can only accommodate a total of 8-10 volunteers per shift.
Contact their Volunteer Coordinator for opportunities and more details.
*COVID-19 UPDATE: The Food Center is open two days a week - Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 3pm. They are using a drive-thru distribution model. They are also not accepting new volunteers, but feel free to donate on their website.
1508 E McKinney St, Denton, TX 76209
The Salvation Army Denton addresses the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity, as well as the working poor of Denton County. The Denton location is an Emergency Night Shelter, Food Pantry, Social Service Center, KARE Kitchen (soup kitchen), and church.
Stay tuned to their Facebook page for specific volunteer opportunities and/or contact their Volunteer Coordinator, Nancy Ann Pace, for information on how to sign up as a volunteer.
*COVID-19 UPDATE: Salvation Army has made changes to their protocols to ensure the safety of their staff and clients. To keep up with demand, they need your support. Please consider donating online to help those in need.
200 S Mill Street, Lewisville, TX 75057
Christian Community Action (CCA) relies on volunteers to help accomplish their daily work and welcomes individuals, families, churches and businesses to participate in their Food Pantry, Seasonal Programs, Family Services Facilities, and Counseling.
To get started as a volunteer with them, fill out an application on their website.
*COVID-19 UPDATE: CCA is seeing a greater need in our community with unemployment rates rising, so they are in need of donations and volunteers to operate their drive-thru food pantry services. If you would like to volunteer, please visit https://ccahelps.org/participate-volunteer/ for a list of their current volunteer opportunities.
501 Bill Street, Little Elm, TX 75068
As the Town of Little Elm's only social service agency, the Little Elm Area Food Bank relies on volunteers to help with everything from receiving donations, stocking and organizing the pantry, and providing a variety of clerical and administrative duties. They also allow churches, businesses, schools, scouting groups, etc. to conduct a food drive that benefits the food bank.
If you want to become a volunteer or learn more about hosting a food drive, visit their website for more information.
300 West Oak Street Ste 100, Denton, TX 76201
Our Daily Bread in Denton has several volunteer opportunities available on a regular basis to include kitchen support (food preparation, service, cleanup), hygiene distribution, snack pack preparation, volunteer check-in, food pickup, and helping at the Farmers Market.
Sign up as a volunteer via their website to help in whichever capacity appeals to you.
*COVID-19 UPDATE: With their adjusted serving hours, Our Daily Bread needs volunteers Monday-Saturday from 9:00am-1:30pm. They are currently serving guests outside in the parking lot to maintain better social distancing. Donations are also being accepted Monday-Saturday until 2pm, or you can arrange for pick-up outside of those hours by calling 940-566-1308, or you can donate online.
9085 Dogwood St, Frisco TX 75033
Frisco Family Services offers a wide variety of services to the community, so volunteers are crucial to their success. Their food pantry is always accepting donations and also needs volunteers to help sort donated items, stock shelves, and assist clients. They also have an abundance of seasonal work during the Thanksgiving, Holiday and Back to School programs.
You can choose how often and in what capacity you'd like to volunteer with Frisco Family Services. But you must be 11-15 years old to volunteer with an adult and at least 16 years old to volunteer independently.
*COVID-19 UPDATE: With the greater need for their services, Frisco Family Services Food Pantry needs donations now more than ever. Visit their website to see a list of items they are in need of and accept. All donations should be taken directly to the food pantry, or you can donate monetarily online.
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