125,432 people qualify as food insecure in Denton County alone. That’s 15% of our county’s population without proper access to food.
The Schmitz Family has committed to donating $250,000 to Serve Denton to name the Denton Community Food Center (DCFC) building on the Serve Denton campus, “The Schmitz Family Building: Denton Community Food Center.”
December 20th marked the culmination of 21 months of effort for Health Services of North Texas, Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County, Denton Community Food Clinic and Serve Denton. We closed on a $9.5 million deal that will enable each agency to accomplish some of its strategic goals that most likely would never have been achieved by the organizations working independently.
Denton donated 28,000 pounds of food this Souper Bowl season! With 48 million Americans living in poverty, a donation drive called Souper Bowl of Caring came into the works. Denton Community Food Center joined the cause five years ago to help fill the local food pantries in Denton County, including their own pantry and Vision Ministries’. From January 18 to February 7, 2016, many people shopping at Kroger purchased a “Tackle Hunger” bag filled with nonperishable foods. These bags were transported to Serve Denton to be processed and organized by volunteers. So far, 63 volunteers have helped out. Chairman of the Denton Community Food Center Board of Directors, Tom Newell, said, “Denton is truly a generous and loving community.”