Social Services

Dallas Regional Chamber project achieves record fundraising for food pantry

Written by Mindia Whittier

The project benefits a 62-block area in southeast Dallas where the majority of families are working poor.

The Dallas Regional Chamber‘s Leadership Dallas Class of 2022 recently completed a community service project that helped transform the Jubilee Park and Community Center‘s food pantry.

The Leadership Dallas Class raised a record-breaking $200,000 for the food pantry project and sustainability plan, an amount more than any other Leadership Dallas Class in the program’s history. Wells Fargo was sustaining sponsor with a gift of $50,000.

The Jubilee community is one of Dallas’ food deserts. Residents in the area have little to no access to fresh produce and certain household goods.

The Jubilee food pantry had run out of spare room and was reliant on individual food donations. Its redesign and renovation by the Leadership Dallas Class included adding storage and refrigeration for fresh produce. The former makeshift pantry has now been transformed into a full-service pantry that will provide access to healthy, culturally relevant foods and fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Mindia Whittier