Emergency Assistance & Food Pantry

Food Pantry

The Jewish Family Service Food Pantry is an affiliate of the North Texas Food Bank, addressing issues related to hunger in the Dallas area.

JFS’ Food Pantry provides food for qualified families and individuals in the following North Dallas and Carrollton zip codes: 75209, 75220, 75225, 75229, 75230, 75231, 75234, 75238, 75240, 75243, 75244, 75248, 75252, 75254, 75287, 75001, 75006, 75007, 75010, 75011.

COVID-19 HOURS:  8:30am-11:30am Every Thursday in the Drive-Thru Food Pantry.


Location: Jewish Family Service at 5402 Arapaho Road, Dallas, TX 75248. COVID-19 safety precautions and drive-thru remain in place.

For any questions, please call (972) 437-9950×267.



*UPDATED NOTICE* Next week we will be fully restocked and ready to serve our incredibly resilient and strong community, so don’t forget to show up next Thursday, February 25th!

For any food pantry clients who need additional resources, our Case Manager will be available to answer any calls for emergency food assistance at (972) 437-9950 x267.

Please also check ntfb.org for open distribution sites.


Drive-Thru Distribution Every Thursday between 9:00am-12:00pm

Download and share the Spanish/English Drive-thru Food Distribution Flyer

You must come in a vehicle and remain in that vehicle unless otherwise instructed. Please follow the signs and traffic patterns we have laid out. We will place a pre-packaged box of food in your trunk, and ask that you ensure your trunk is cleared before arriving at JFS. If your trunk does not open automatically, please follow instructions by our staff and volunteers to get your food put away.

Usual Food Pantry Hours (by appointment only):

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00 am – 1 pm
To make an appointment please call 972.437.9950 x267.

Our Food Pantry is set up so that individuals are able to choose food items just as they would in a grocery store. Kosher foods are available for those who observe Jewish dietary laws. In addition to regularly scheduled appointments for individuals and families at our Pantry, we provide home delivery for the homebound or disabled individuals as appropriate.

Case Management

For those individuals who come to our Pantry, access to the food pantry Case Manager is provided. When an unmet need arises, we work in providing information and referrals as appropriate and also coordination of those needed services. “Wraparound Services” are provided to address basic needs essential to regaining self-sufficiency.

Access to the Continuum of Our Agency Services

Those who use our Food Pantry have access, if needed, to our individual and family counseling, employment counseling, family violence intervention, special needs services and services for the elderly.

North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry

As a partner agency of the North Texas Food Bank, we are able to offer fresh produce to anyone in need through their mobile pantry once a month.  The truck parks in the Jewish Family Service parking lot on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  First come, first served. Please call for more information 972.437.9950 x267.

Vickery Meadow

Vickery Meadow Neighborhood Alliance, Jewish Family Service, Catholic Charities, Temple Emanuel, Our Ladies of Charity and St. Vincent de Paul collaborated to create the Vickery Meadow Food Pantry serving 75231 and 75243 zip codes only. JFS Case Management Services are also available on site.


Vickery Meadow Food Pantry
8448 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, Texas 75231

Vickery Meadow Food Pantry hours:

Wednesday: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 – 12:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 12:00

No appointment needed. Vickery Meadow Food Pantry is a walk-in pantry.