Stock Up for Summer

Dallas Stars Foundation 10 Tons Food Drive Challenge

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:

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


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.

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Make a Financial Gift

Goal: 10 tons (20,000 pounds)

Goal: $75,000

Goal: 500 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

Premier Sponsor


10 Tons Food Drive Challenge Sponsor

Champion Supporters

Edward W. Rose III Family Fund at The Dallas Foundation


Warrior Supporters

Hope Supporters

Amy Anderson

Linda and Ed Francis

Kathryn Koons

Northwood Woman’s Club

Alice and Erle Nye

Katherine and Eric Reeves

Laura Steen-Patterson

Catherine and Mack Turner

Dignity Supporters

David Bruner

C. Albert Tatum III Fund at The Dallas Foundation

Wendy and Fred Duffy

Kay and Duncan Fulton

Tracey Kozmetsky

Katie Peck

Laura and Allan Tepera

First United Methodist Church Rockwall

Dallas Stars Foundation 10 Tons Food Drive Challenge Supporters

Emily Acosta

Boost Mobile

Highland Park United Methodist Church

Kessler Park United Methodist Church

Kim Hendrix

Northwood Woman’s Club

St Paul’s Evangelical and Reform Church

St Paul UCC

The Lamplighter School

Respect Supporters

Dave Ayres

Vicki Bartholow

Linda J. Helton

Terri Peeters

Marilyn and Joe Pitzinger

Joyce and Neil Shoop

Norma and Don Stone

Lue J. Taff

Catherine Turner

St Paul’s Evangelical and Reform Church

Other Supporters

Patricia Adams

Debbie Beaver

Nancy and Robert Bowen

Adrienne and Ray Clark

Judy and Bob Coleman

Anne-Marie Corley

Nancy Corley

Martin Cox

Robert Crawford

Charlotte S. Darrah

Nancy Gilmore

Josie Glenn

Sally and Dean Hamilton

Kathi Hensley

Shana Herndon

Robert Jette

Kama Koudelka

Jeffrey McCarty

Hannah McManus

Kyle Okita

Terri Peeters

Judy and Jerry Pinkerton

Priscilla Schmitz

Dawn Smith

Gary and Sherry Stevener