Community Distribution Partners
As a leader in your church or nonprofit organization, the idea of operating a food pantry may seem overwhelming and out of your scope of expertise.  Before you decide against it, consider these facts:
Children are sick more often and more likely to suffer developmental delays because of their lack of basic nutrition. When you add adults to that number, it grows to over 470,000 people!
  • 467,347 individuals live in poverty in Dallas County, with 194,599 of them children. 24,680 make up senior adults.
  • 982,132 - almost 1 million people or a little over 40% of the population in Dallas County were eligible for government food assistance.
  • More than 853,000 people in North Texas Food Bank’s 13-county service area are food insecure – 1 in 6 people. This means a family may not have a reliable and consistent source of food available to them.
  • Having a job doesn’t mean that you can’t be hungry. Stagnant wages and underemployment are contributing factors to low family incomes.
  • 80 percent of clients choose to purchase inexpensive and often unhealthy foods in order to have something to eat. There is a strong correlation between hunger and health, evidence found with 1 in 3 of our client households affected by diabetes – and 60 percent with unpaid medical bills.
  • 2/3 of households North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) serves have reported being put in the situation of choosing between food and paying medical care.
  • 95 percent of households served by NTFB have an annual household income of $30,000 or less.
  • In North Texas, 1 in 6 food-insecure households is home to a veteran.
  • 1 in every 4 children in North Texas is food insecure – almost 300,000 children.
Number of food insecure people in the 3 counties Sharing Life serves:
  • Dallas County - 442,920 (17.6%)
  • Kaufman County - 17,660 (15.8%)
  • Rockwall County - 11,200 (12.7%)
*Source: Feeding America Map the Meal Gap 2018: Overall Food Insecurity in Texas by County in 2016

Become a Community Distribution Partner
Hunger and the negative educational and health side effects have risen to epidemic proportions in our communities. With Sharing Life's help, your church can make a difference by becoming a Community Distribution Partner (CDP). We can show you how to do it in a more efficient and cost effective way than ever before!
By becoming a Community Distribution Partner (CDPs), you join a food chain that begins with the North Texas Food Bank and its campaign to provide 92 million meals to hungry people by 2025. This food chain includes Sharing Life as a support and food pickup facility.  The chain ultimately ends with your organization providing a wide variety of nutritious foods to people in your community in need.

CDPs offer a cost effective and efficient way for churches to get food. The shared cost of the food is significantly less expensive than buying it at a retail outlet. This means that at the current average rate of 12 cents per pound, more people can be fed than by paying retail prices.

Download our information flier to learn more about becoming a CDP with Sharing Life:
SL-CDP-Flier.pdf
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for more information:

Please contact Wendy Hardeman at Sharing Life to learn more about the following:

    • The dire need for more food pantries and our responsibility to provide for “the least of these” in our communities.
    • How becoming a CDP will help you deliver food more efficiently and for less cost than you think!
    • The steps required to become a CDP, how to open your own food pantry, and how to find volunteers to help you run it.

Sharing Life looks forward to partnering with you and sharing how you can feed the hungry in your community!
To learn more about our CDPs:
Please contact Wendy Hardeman at 214-308-0856 or wendy@sharing.life
or submit the form below.