HP Pres Food Box Distribution Program
In March of 2020, HP Pres joined with Dallas Leadership Foundation to provide bi-monthly food boxes to lower income families who were hit hard by the pandemic. Since food insecurity persists and grocery costs are climbing, the Food Box Distribution Program has remained operational.
Every other week, up to 20 volunteers help pack 600 boxes with food, including fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, rice, beans, pasta, and canned staples. Since inception, this program has distributed 31,356 food boxes to 55,858 food-insecure Dallas County residents. While each box can feed a family of four for a week, the goal of the program is to provide supplemental food items so that families do not have to spend their entire budget on groceries.
One of the unique aspects about this program is that the men and women who help organize the food and set up the volunteer space are in the process of being coached to re-enter the workforce. This provides individuals with a safe training ground to learn job skills, while also giving back to the City of Dallas.
This effort could not be a success without generous community members like you. Volunteer with a friend, bring your family and your kids. The Food Box Distribution Program takes place from 9–11 am on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.
To find a date that fits your schedule and register, click here.