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Denton County Area Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens

Jay Marks

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Nov 6 5 minutes read

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.

Community Food Center, Inc.

306 N. Loop 288 Suite 400, Denton TX 76209


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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 and Wednesday from 10:30am-12:30pm. But there are some limited volunteer opportunities (like unloading the Food Bank truck every Monday and every other Tuesday) that happen outside normal "work hours."

They are most interested in people who can volunteer on a regular basis (one day per week or twice per month).  However, they do accept short-term volunteers on an as needed basis and on a first come first accepted basis.  

Contact their Volunteer Coordinator for opportunities and more details.

You can also donate cash or food items like canned goods, boxed dinners, cereal, bottled fruit juices, and baking essentials.

Salvation Army of Denton

1508 E McKinney St, Denton, TX 76209


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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 Denton County Volunteer Specialist, Bridget McIntosh, for information on how to sign up as a volunteer.

Christian Community Action

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.

Little Elm Area Food Bank

501 Bill Street, Little Elm, TX 75068


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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.

The Junction

300 West Oak Street Ste 100, Denton, TX 76201


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Our Daily Bread in Denton is working on opening their new facility where they will be able to greater meet the needs of the public. They have several volunteer opportunities available on a regular basis including preparing and serving food, sorting and organizing donations, and assisting with additional guest services offered daily. 

Sign up as a volunteer via their website to help in whichever capacity appeals to you.

Frisco Family Services Food Pantry

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.

Want to learn about more organizations you can support?

Check out Our Denton County Giving video series where we feature Denton County-based nonprofits and the initiatives they bring awareness and support to.

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