COVID-19: Food Banks and How You Can Help

March 19, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to make an impact across North Texas, many families are left wondering where their next meal might come from. In the midst of unsettling times, we’ve gathered a list of places where you can volunteer, spread the word, and support the community.


  • North Texas Food Bank
    • In the wake of job losses from the coronavirus pandemic, NTFB is partnering with Shiftsmart, providing job opportunities to employees in the hospitality industry.
    • NTFB plans to create 60,000 family meal boxes a week and collaborate with the City of Dallas and local school districts.


  • Minnie’s Food Pantry
    • Minnie’s Food Pantry is seeing a 20% increase in clientele due to the effects of the coronavirus. On average, the nonprofit feeds 5,000 individuals a month.
    • To donate to Minnie’s Food Pantry, click here.


  • Dallas Independent School District
    • Dallas ISD announced it will be passing out three days worth of meals for students on Mondays and Thursdays at 50 campuses beginning Monday, March 23.
    • Other school districts may have limited pickup locations. Please see those district websites for specific details. 


  • Cedar Hill Food Pantry
    • Food distribution will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. t0 noon.
    • To volunteer or donate, click here.



The information above is accurate as of noon, March 20. Please check direct links for updates, as details and needs may change.

Community Involvement, Dave Perry-Miller, North Texas


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