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Volunteer at these Denton County Area Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens

Jay Marks

Jay has been selling real estate since 1993 and has had the opportunity to help several thousand clients buy and sell real estate over those 25 years ...

Jay has been selling real estate since 1993 and has had the opportunity to help several thousand clients buy and sell real estate over those 25 years ...

Nov 6 5 minutes read


The need for volunteers is always great at community organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. Consider volunteering at these organizations located within Denton County.


Community Food Center, Inc.

109 W Sycamore St, Denton, TX 76201

940-382-0807

[email protected]

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.


Salvation Army of Denton

1508 E McKinney St, Denton, TX 76209

940-566-3800

[email protected]

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.


Lake Cities Community Food Center

300 East Hundley, Lake Dallas, TX 75065

940-321-6100

[email protected]

The Lake Cities Community Food Center at Lake Cities United Methodist Church was created to provide basic food and hygiene items to residents of the Lake Cities area to include Corinth, Hickory Creek, Lake Dallas, and Shady Shores.

The pantry serves clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-2:00pm. They are always grateful for volunteers to help stock, sort and serve clients. And you can also donate non-perishable food items, hygiene items and diapers.


Christian Community Action

200 S Mill Street, Lewisville, TX 75057

972-221-1224

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

972-294-4061

[email protected]

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.


Our Daily Bread

300 West Oak Street Ste 100, Denton, TX 76201

940-566-1308

[email protected]

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.


Frisco Family Services Food Pantry

9085 Dogwood St, Frisco TX 75033

972-335-9495

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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