Food Pantry

Almost half of the DCCCD student population is food insecure. The struggle regarding food insecurity is real

In the past 30 days, these students have eaten less at meals to make their food last longer, or skipped meals entirely. Many do not know where their next meal will originate. Yet, these students return to class, complete assignments and fight to earn their education, as they sacrifice so much to be here.

Accessing the Food Pantry

The campus food pantry is located in Bldg. K, Room K241 and is accessible year-round. The pantry provides both shelf stable and frozen food products as well as basic toiletries. See below for the current hours of operation.

NTFB Mobile Food Truck

In addition to the on-site food pantry, we have partnered with the North Texas Food Bank to provide a mobile food truck that delivers fresh produce and milk to campus once per month. See below for the current schedule. In the news - Mobile Food Pantry Delivers


photo of the food pantry
Food Pantry Hours of Operation

Fall 2019

Monday  
8:30-11:30 a.m. | Noon- 7 p.m.
Tuesday
9 a.m.-2 p.m. | 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday
8:30-11:30 a.m. | Noon-4:30 p.m.
Thursday
9 a.m.-2 p.m. | 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Friday
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Located in Bldg. K, Room K241

If you need access to the pantry outside of these hours, please contact Brookhaven College Police or email JenniferAllen@dcccd.edu.

photo of the North Texas Food Bank truck delivery

Mobile Food Truck Deliveries

Fall 2019 Dates and Times

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Aug. 27 | Sept. 10 | Oct. 8 | Nov. 12 | Dec. 10

The truck parks between Buildings M and P.

Arrive early to ensure you get some of the fresh produce available on the North Texas Food Bank mobile food truck. For the first hour, families can take only one of each item to ensure that food is distributed to as many as possible.

How to Help

  • Donate – We continually accept donations of food and recyclable bags. View the Brookhaven College Food Pantry Wishlist.  Donations may be dropped off at the food pantry in Bldg. K, Room K241 or to Jennifer Allen’s office in Bldg. K, Room K208. To arrange for a donation pick-up, contact Jennifer Allen at ext. 4124. 
  • Spread the word – Alert your students, staff members and our campus community about the Brookhaven College food pantry. We are here to serve them and we’ve helped so many students already!
  • Participate – Encourage everyone you know to participate in the annual Spooky Trot and donate canned goods as their registration fee. The donated food goes directly to the Brookhaven Food Pantry.

FAQ’s

How does visiting the food pantry or mobile food truck work?

To visit the on-campus food pantry in Bldg. K, Room K241, the individual will sign in and out via Who's Next?, a computer software program. This information remains confidential and serves only for statistics and data. The individual can then gather the food they need. You do not have to be a student, staff member or live in the neighborhood to access the food pantry benefits.

To visit the North Texas Food Bank mobile food truck, individuals will need to provide their name, date of birth and number of people in their household. No other information is needed. The information that is gathered will remain confidential and serves only for statistics and data. 


Why do I have to sign into Who's Next? to access the food pantry?

We use Who's Next? to track the number of people that visit the pantry in any given day. Your information is not shared, sold or reported to any other campus entity. This system helps the pantry coordinator to understand when to open and staff the pantry to suit community needs.


What types of foods are usually available?

The mobile food truck brings fresh produce on the truck and has recently added milk delivery. The on-campus food pantry offers shelf stable food, basic toiletries, baby food and diapers, and some frozen goods. 


How do I know if I qualify for food assistance?
It's easy! Stop by the pantry and complete a TEFAP form. The process taskes about 15 minutes and our pantry employees can help. Beginning Fall 2019, everyone who visits the pantry will be required to complete this form. Your information will remain confidential and is not shared with any other entity on campus.


Why do I have to complete a form?

We partner with the North Texas Food Bank to utilize their mobile food truck and order pantry food. We are required to report the total number of clients served every month to the North Texas Food Bank.


What are you doing with my information on the form? I do not want to be tracked or have this information shared.

The information you provide to us is not shared with other campus offices or non-campus entities. This information solely exists to provide oversight to our program and ensure we are following all guidelines set forth by the North Texas Food Bank.


What if I know someone in need of food assistance, but they will not/cannot come to the pantry?
You may visit the pantry and gather food for the people who need it. We understand that some people do not want to visit the pantry, or are worried about the stigma attached to food insecurity.


I want to donate to the food pantry. What items does the pantry need?
View the Brookhaven College Food Pantry Wishlist


Are there particular food distribution goals you are trying to meet?
There are no specific food goals to meet. We strive to feed as many clients as possible every single day. View the latest North Texas Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry statistics.


Referral Resources for Additional Assistance

Contact

Jennifer Allen
Bldg. K, Room K208
JenniferAllen@dcccd.edu
972-860-4124

Brookhaven College Police
Bldg. B, Room B200
Non-emergency phone: 972-860-4290

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