Stock Up for Summer

Every day across Dallas, thousands of families struggle to stay afloat. Rising food costs have created a new strain on already stretched family budgets. Rising inflation leads to rising stress and rising hunger. But as a community, we can also rise. Rise to meet the challenge of empty pantry shelves and empty tummies through our donations, food drives, and volunteering.

Wilkinson Center’s Stock Up for Summer campaign is our response to families grappling with an uncertain summer. Please support Stock Up for Summer to ensure our pantry shelves and Pantry2Go truck are filled with kid-friendly foods for our neighbors. We invite you to help us reach our goal of $100,000, as your support will ensure 3,500 children do not go hungry.

6,963 Food Pounds Collected

$88,000 Donated


2,110 Hours Volunteered

How You Can Help

Host a Food Drive
Conduct a food drive to help stock our Food Pantry. This activity is great for families, schools, churches, and organizations large and small. A list of needs on request.

Virtual Food Drive
Shop from our Food Pantry Wish List for our needed items here:

Food Pantry Volunteer
Tasks may include stocking shelves, packing and distributing food boxes. At least 16 years old. Able to lift 20 pounds. Volunteers can sign up

Pantry2Go Food Truck Volunteer
Distribute food boxes to families via a drive-through or doorstep event. Must be capable of lifting 20 pounds. Locations vary. Volunteers can sign up

For more information about conducting a food drive or volunteering, please contact

Stock Up for Summer Campaign

Wilkinson Center is on a mission to guide our families from surviving to thriving this summer.

Help us with your your gift today!


Wilkinson Center is grateful for our generous Supporters that have contributed to Stock Up for Summer 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. Our collective effort addresses the critical needs of our neighbors.

2023 Stock Up for Summer Supported By




Lakewood UMC


Stacey Bixby
Charles Burton
Sharon Carson
Mary Carter
Rita and Cleve Clinton
Anne and Terry Conner
Melanie and Pat Cowlishaw
Norma Crowder
Charlotte S. Darrah
Cresta Davila/Giving Hope
Peggy S. Dear
Mike Demarco
Laurie and Craig Dunn
Ann and Bob Dyer
Sally and Dean Hamilton
Deborah Hawkins
Kathy and Larry Helm
Walter W. Hofheinz
Lynn Romejko Jacobs, Ph.D.
Guy Jones
Dr. and Mrs. R. Ellwood Jones
Lakewood Service League
Sam B. Manning
Leah and Rick Margerison
Patricia McQuinn
Mary Blake and Chuck Meadows, Jr.
Carlin and Charles Morris
Alice and Erle Nye
Melinda and Pat O’Neal
Laura Steen-Patterson
Randall Patterson
Terri Peeters
Mrs. Margot Perot
Susan Phillips
Katherine and Eric Reeves
Evelyn Rose
Deborah Ryan
Carla and Dick Sayklay
Joyce Shoop
Mr. C. Albert Tatum III
Laura and Allan Tepera
Debra and Narvas Wittrup
Gerry Worrall
Cindy Yowell

Summer Resources

Healthy recipes to try – including orange oatmeal pancakes and sweet summer peach salsa.

Spade and Spoon Newsletter sign up link – receive healthy recipes, cooking demonstrations, nutrition/garden classes, gardening how-to’s and more.

Food nutrition demos and gardening videos

Take the My Plate Quiz

Quick Healthy Recipes

Cooking matters! What’s for dinner?

National education program that provides free workshops and educational media that helps promote childhood development – Give your child a strong start by supporting at home what your child will learn in school.

Vooks is an entire library of storybooks brought to life with beautiful animation, read-aloud narration, engaging music and sound, and read-along text. Inspires a lifelong love of reading.