Free and Discounted Holiday Food Resources
November 15, 2022
Enjoying good food with family is one of the best parts of the holidays.
Is your holiday food budget tight this year?
Many communities offer free Thanksgiving meals before, on, or after the holiday.
Check out the resources below to find options close to you.
North Texas Food Bank Holiday Food Distribution
The North Texas Food Bank offers holiday meals in Garland, Greenville, Sherman, Grand Prairie, and many other communities near and around Dallas.
Be sure to plan ahead. The food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
You may need to show proof of residency, so bring ID that shows your address.
Dallas Feast of Sharing
Bring the whole family to the Dallas Feast of Sharing. This free community celebration includes a holiday meal, live music, a kid’s zone, and information from more than 40 local service providers.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there too. The Dallas Feast of Sharing is hosted by Central Market, under the direction of its parent company H-E-B.
The event will be held:
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
3 to 7 p.m.
Fair Park – Automobile Building
Other food and grocery resources:
You can find more resources for food and groceries using Findhelp.
It’s convenient and easy to use. You don’t need to log in or sign up before using the site.
Simply visit the Findhelp website and enter your zip code.
You’ll see a list of agencies that offer help with food—both emergency and ongoing assistance.
Resources include help with:
- getting emergency food, such as free fresh fruit, vegetables, canned goods, and more
- signing up for food delivery
- getting meals
- paying for groceries
- learning about government food benefits
- shopping for free groceries
For every organization, the Findhelp directory lists the:
- phone number
- hours of operation
- type of food help they provide
- how to apply, if necessary
- how to schedule a visit
- other information you may need
Click here to use the Findhelp directory. Click on the word “food” under the apple icon.
You can also call PCHP Member Services with questions about using Findhelp for emergency food and many other resources:
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Benefits
Pregnant women and mothers of babies and young children can get help with groceries from the Texas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
The WIC program can also help you learn about nutrition and how to plan meals.
To learn more or apply, click here.
SNAP Food Benefits
Another helpful resource for Texas families is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.
When you get SNAP food benefits, you shop using a Lone Star Card. Use this card like a credit card at any store that accepts SNAP.
You must be a Texas resident and apply in the county where you live.
You’ll need to answer questions about:
- Your Social Security number and birth date
- Your citizenship or immigration status
- The money you make from jobs and other sources
- The value of your car and other property you may own
- The costs you pay for bills
Click here to learn more or apply for SNAP food benefits.
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