Stock Up for Summer


During these unprecedented times, our families have been hit hard – job losses, food shortage, sickness, and the loss of educational opportunities.
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Our families come to Wilkinson Center dispirited and in crisis mode, seeking assistance with food, rent, utilities, transportation, and more. Many come to us looking for hope. Our Food Pantry, the hub for our services, is located in southeast Dallas, an area that is a food desert. We continue to experience high demand at our Food Pantry. Seniors, who are most at risk, are homebound and unable to travel to the pantry for food. Adult education students, who are working hard to establish a brighter future for themselves are shut out of their classrooms.


We quickly adapted to the situation to remain open on the frontlines and continuing services to our families.
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Food Pantry: We continue to feed our clients by offering home delivery to seniors and curbside pick-up for clients who are able to visit the pantry.
Supplies: The purchase of supplies (bags, boxes, tapes, gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, etc.) to implement the new food provisioning process and ensure safety.
Living Expenses: Provides financial assistance for basic living expenses to include transportation passes, childcare, rent, utilities, and more.


Now more than ever your giving matters and can make a tremendous difference in the lives of so many. Please join us in our plan to help Dallas’ most vulnerable residents stay afloat during and after the crisis.
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Your financial gift can help provide food to families who are in financial distress due to loss of work and for specialty food bags for homeless people. It can help provide for food deliveries to Seniors who are shut in.

Food Donations and Volunteering

Host a Food Drive
We are always in need of supporters to conduct a food drive to help stock our Food Pantry,  especially during the summer months. This activity is great for families, schools, churches, corporations, scout troops, and organizations large and small. A list of needs is available on request.

Virtual Food Drive
You can shop from our Wilkinson Center’s Amazon Wish List for our most needed Pantry items here:

Throwback Thursday Food Drive (Kids food items)
May 20, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at our Food Pantry, located at 3402 N. Buckner Blvd, Suite 302
This is a community food drive open to the public! Drop off your donations between 4 PM and 6 PM at the front of the Food Pantry. There will be volunteers to help you unload. We are especially looking for kids’ foods, so think back on your favorite foods as a kid and bring those (cereal, animal crackers, macaroni and cheese, Spaghettios, etc.)

Volunteering at our Food Pantry
Tasks may include unloading food deliveries, stocking shelves, packing and distributing food boxes. Must be at least 16 years old. Able to lift 20 pounds. A variety of different shifts are available.
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For more information about conducting a food drive or volunteering, please contact or

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Make a Financial Gift

Goal: 10 tons (20,000 pounds)

Goal: $75,000

Goal: 150 Volunteer Hours

Be a Champion $10,000

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Be a Hero $5,000

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Be a Warrior $2,500

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Give Hope $1,500

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Give Dignity $500

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Give Respect $250

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Wilkinson Center is grateful for our generous Supporters that have contributed to our relief efforts. Our mission – to transform the lives of Dallas families by providing pathways to self-sufficiency with dignity and respect – is made possible by your generosity. We could have not done it without you.

Presenting Sponsor

10 Tons Food Drive Challenge Sponsor

Champion Supporters

Edward W. Rose III Family Fund at The Dallas Foundation

Hope Supporters

Amy Anderson

Kathyrn Koons

Northwood Woman’s Club

Dignity Supporters

Kay and Duncan Fulton

Tracey Kozmetsky

Dallas Stars Foundation’s 10 Tons Food Drive Challenge Supporters

Emily Acosta

Kim Hendrix

Northwood Woman’s Club

Respect Supporters

Dave Ayres

Vicki Bartholow

Lue J. Taff

Catherine Turner

Norma and Don Stone

Other Supporters

Patricia Adams

Nancy and Robert Bowen

Anne-Marie Corley

Martin Cox

Robert Crawford

Kathi Hensley

Kama Koudelka

Hannah McManus

Terri Peeters

Judy and Jerry Pinkerton

Priscilla Schmitz