How to Help Feed People In Need During Dallas’s Winter Weather Crisis
In the past few days, the impact of the severe winter weather on the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has been dramatic. Hundreds of thousands of people have been without heat or electricity for hours or days, and others struggle to find food, medicines, and other necessities as freezing temperatures and freezing rainfall persist.
The weather was particularly difficult for the uninhabited population of the DFW. The city has opened emergency shelters and warming centers to help unhoused people stay out of the cold, and the need is likely to remain throughout the week. In response, a number of mutual aid collectives and grassroots organizations are working around the clock to take in and feed people who are prone to the cold and they could definitely use your help.
Are you trying to figure out how to promote this important work? These relief funds, nonprofits, and grassroots organizations are currently accepting donations for immediate needs such as groceries and toiletries, and are also looking for volunteers willing and able to cook or transport meals. You can also read Eater Dallas’s How to Help, a more in-depth guide for organizations that work year-round to provide services to those in need.
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Feed the people Dallas – This Dallas-based mutual aid collective is currently accepting donations and items such as to-go bins, dried rice, beans, and other essentials for its food service programs. The organization is also looking for people who can help with food preparation and delivery at home. Visit Feed the People’s Instagram account for more information or purchase items from the Amazon wishlist.
Rhonda camp – This non-resident warehouse in Dallas is currently accepting donations of items such as protein bars, snacks, and toiletries through their Amazon wish list. The organization is also looking for volunteers who can prepare food and deliver meals at home. Those who can volunteer can contact the Camp Rhonda organizers at 469.759.9764.
Funky Town Fridge – This community nutrition program operates three community fridges in Fort Worth and is always accepting donations of groceries, toiletries, and other essentials. Those in need can always access the fridges and take what they need with them. Read the organization’s guidelines on food donations here and send cash donations to $ funkytownfridge via CashApp.
North Texas Food Bank – A huge food distribution network for local food pantries and other feeding organizations. Donate through the NTFB website.
Dallas stops evictions – This community organization raises funds to buy hotel rooms and hot meals for non-residents of Dallas. Check out the company’s Instagram account to learn how to donate using CashApp, PayPal, and other payment platforms.
Fight against Dallas – A BIPOC-led organization that works to distribute hot beverages, meals, and other supplies to unoccupied people in Dallas. Donations are accepted through Venmo (Luchadallas).
The stewpot – A community feeding organization that works year round to provide meals to unhidden people seeking refuge at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas. Donate through the Stewpot website.
Tarrant Area Food Bank – A huge food bank serving residents of Fort Worth and other Tarrant County towns. Donate through the TAFB website.