"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me,
I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."
ZIP CODES SERVED:
75231, 75238, 75240, 75243,
75248, 75254, 75042, 75044,
75080, 75081, 75082
Weather Update: CARE Corps is closed until February 23, 2021.
Welcome to the CARE Church Food Pantry
1504 E. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75081
972-234-2273 (Oprima #1 para español)
CARE Corps is a 211 Texas helping agency and benevolence ministry that serves our community with a local North Texas Food Bank pantry. Our attempt to glorify God by loving our neighbors-in-need gives us the opportunity to share hope and faith, and change lives. We have been an integral part of assisting low-income residents in the Richardson Independent School District area since 1986.
Through our affiliation with the North Texas Food Bank, as well as donations from compassionate community members and area grocers, we are able to offer fresh produce, meat, dairy, and food pantry items. In an average month, CARE Corps distributes 20,000 pounds of food to more than 230 people, equivalent to nearly 11,000 individuals and 1 million pounds of food each year.
While we are not able to help with financial assistance at this time, we are happy to speak with people on the telephone in both English and Spanish to help in any way we can. A helpful tool for finding a variety of assistance in your zip code is helpfinder.org. Below the food pantry information are a few other suggestions.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are providing help to anyone in need regardless of home address, income, or age.
You may come for food once every 4 weeks on one of these days:
Tuesdays: from 12:00 to 2:30 P.M.
Thursdays: from 12:00 to 2:30 P.M.
4th Wednesday of each month: from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.
When you arrive, please:
Park in front of the church.
Wait in your vehicle and a volunteer will come to your car.
Show us a photo ID.
Tell us the number of adults and children in your family.
Tell us if there is any food that you cannot eat.
Let us know if you are homeless
Wait for the volunteer to deliver food to your vehicle.
Financial Resources Possibilities: Please note that this information changes frequently and may be out of date. Please let us know of any incorrect information.
For assistance with utilities:
CEAP (Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program)
Main Number: 214-819-1848
St. Vincent De Paul North Texas: 469-607-0909
Network of Community Ministries: 214-358-8700 (if you have Atmos, Reliant, or TXU & live in RISD)
For assistance with rent/mortgage due to COVID 19: Check these sites often for future postings of applications for Federal grants for rental, utilities, and financial assistance:
Living in Dallas County, but outside the City of Dallas:
Living in Dallas County, inside the City of Dallas
City Square https://www.citysquare.org/eap
Dallas Leadership Foundation https://www.dlftx.org/dlf-rental-assistance-program
Living in Collin County: https://www.collincountytx.gov/cares/Pages/default.aspx
For deferral of rental evictions due to COVID 19 through January 31, 2021:
For deferral of foreclosure or mortgage forbearance due to COVID 19 through February 28, 2021:
"We have never needed food assistance before I lost my job. Thank you for the food, and the flowers were a great touch. I haven't had flowers in years, and they made me smile." CS
"Thank you for being there when I and my family needed a helping hand with my rent. The rent assistance was appreciated. May God bless your volunteers and your programs." DRC
"Thanks to all of you for assisting us during this time of illness. You are in our prayers too!" WK