Compiled by The Dallas Examiner
Oak Cliff Veggie Project
In a drive-thru service, stop by to get free produce Saturday March 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 5915 Singing Hills Drive. For more information contact Bettie Montgomery 469-323-8809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pan African Connection Bookstore
Operating like a library at the Glendale Shopping Center, 4466 S. Marsalis at Ann Arbor, stations are set for people to take or leave food at their leisure. The bookstore opens Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/community-refigerator-open-to-all-in-oak-cliff/2446297.
North Texas Food Bank – Mobile Pantry
Free food distribution events for the food bank will be held at Wheatland United Methodist Church, 8000 S. Hampton on March 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., UNT Dallas, 7300 University Hills Blvd, on March 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and First United Methodist Church Plano, 3160 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano on March 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All food is first come first serve with no registration necessary.
No More Violence Organization
Free food will be offered at South Oak Cliff High School, 3601 S. Marsalis Avenue at Overton Road, Sundays at 3 p.m. in a drive-thru service. Find more information about the event at https://www.facebook.com/SingingHillsNeighborhoodAssociation/photos/a.479368275753514/1390806401276359.
Harmony Food Pantry
Food distribution will be available to all Dallas County zip codes with no appointment necessary during the pandemic at 6969 Pastor Bailey Drive on Mondays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information visit https//harmonycdc.org.
Free Grab and Go Hot meals
Pick up hot meals to enjoy at home at Wheatland United Methodist Church, 8000 S. Hampton Road, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Social distancing measures will be in place. For more information visit https://www.wheatlandumc.org.
City Square Food Pantry
The City Square Opportunity Center at 1610 S. Malcolm X Boulevard, Building 350 hosts a drive-thru and walk-up food distribution service Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit https://www.citysquare.org/food.
The M.I.N.T. Food Pantry
In partnership with the North Texas Food Bank and Walmart, The MINT Food Pantry in a mission to alleviate hunger will have free food distribution at 1604 Falcon Drive, DeSoto, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recipients must be Dallas and Ellis County residents and will be asked for valid photo ID to register and receive food. For more information visit https//www.mintcares.org/index.html.
The People’s Fridge #2
Now open outside of “holistic health and wellness studio” HeyyHealer at Grow DeSoto Market Place, 324 E. Belt Line Road, Suite 500, DeSoto the People’s Fridge has placed its second community fridge. Pick up food Thursday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information visit https://dallas.eater.com/2020/10/7/21504504/dallas-community-fridge-open-desoto-free-food.
Stewpot Food Distribution
Get premade dinners as well as pantry essentials at The Stewpot, 1822 Young Street, March 19 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. All food distributed are grocery and premade type items that must be prepared in a kitchen.
Hunger Busters Food Distribution
St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church in collaboration with the Hunger Buster nonprofit organization are distributing free boxes of food for families in need. One box will be given per family of four on March 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5710 E. R.L. Thornton Freeway. All families welcome. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hunger-busters-food-distributiondistribucion-de-despensa-gratuita-tickets-141994303785?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. For more information contact St. Luke at 214-887-4001 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Chris Howell Foundation Winter Relief Drive – Dallas County
The Chris Howell Foundation is hosting a Winter Storm Relief Drive to distribute free food, water and PPE to those affected by the storm Saturday March 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dallas College Mountain View Campus, 4849 West Illinois Avenue.
Chris Howell Foundation Winter Relief – Tarrant County
The Chris Howell Foundation is hosting a Winter Storm Relief Drive to distribute free food, water and PPE to those affected by the storm Saturday March 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tarrant County College South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth.
COVID vaccination registration sites
South Oak Cliff High School
Register for the coronavirus vaccine at the Frito Lay Resource Center – Room 105, 3601 S. Marsalis Avenue at Overton Road, Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Face masks are required to enter the building.
COVID-19 Vaccine registration Hotline
Open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. register for the COVID vaccine by calling 1-855-IMMUNE9 or 1-855-466-8639. To learn more about vaccine registration and qualifications, visit https://www.dallascountycovid.org.