Dallas College has announced that the food pantries located on each of its seven campuses will officially reopen next week with a ribbon cutting Monday, July 12. The day will also be set aside to recognize the more than 300 volunteers who have helped with food distribution.
Dallas College campus pantries were first opened in 2019 as a way to help support basic student and community needs. When COVID-19 quarantines began and campus buildings were no longer accessible to students, the college donated its 5.8 tons of food to nearby community partners for distribution. Food pantry volunteers, including staff, students and community members, shifted their energy to helping the North Texas Food Bank mobile pantries, which had already been making regular stops at Dallas College parking lots pre-pandemic and continued to do so during the pandemic.
The Dallas College-Richland campus food pantry will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room E-030. For more locations, hours and information, click here.