IN DALLAS COUNTY, 1 IN 5 PEOPLE ARE FOOD INSECURE.
That means that more than 400,000 of our neighbors lack consistent access to healthy food. For most households, food insecurity is a measure of food access problems, anxiety and poor nutrition rather than "missing meals."
Christians are commanded to feed the hungry. Until these families become self-sustaining, we have an obligation to at least feed homebound seniors and children who sometimes go hungry when not in school. However, while doing so, we need to protect everyone's dignity and be careful to not create dependence for those who can provide for themselves.
Access Prayer Guides on Hunger and other needs.
Join the effort to increase the Church's collective impact on Hunger:
Add your food pantry to the database
Get engaged with Hunger Solutions for the Faith Community Hunger Solution Action Team (part of the Texas Hunger Initiative)
Showcase agriculture projects in Dallas by finding or adding an urban garden near you with the Urban Garden Locator
Participate in Summer Meals by finding a site near you by clicking HERE. Summer Meals is a joint effort between the THI Dallas and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas that provides free meals throughout the day at nearly 1,000 sites across Dallas County. Also, consider hosting a site for summer meals next year.