The South Dallas Community Food Center opened in 1999 to serve the South Dallas/Fair Park community. The center was established in response to frequent requests for food assistance from the thousands of less fortunate families in the neighborhood. Families in this area face a rising cost of living, rising medical costs and job loss, making this a much-needed program.
The center provides nutritional food on a weekly basis by distributing groceries, hot meals, bus passes, and gas cards to low-income families. Families must meet the current federal poverty guidelines to participate.
Since its inception, the center has distributed over 8 million pounds of food to the South Dallas community. Each month, we provide food to at least 3,000 families. The South Dallas Community Food Center is a leader in feeding the less fortunate residents of the area.