High demand for food in southern Dallas communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) to bring its disaster relief food truck back to the UNT Dallas campus. This free, drive-thru service is available to all community members. Safety precautions have been established to limit any physical interaction with those handling and loading the boxes of food. Participants will complete a simple intake form in their car and personnel from the Texas National Guard will be on site to load a box of shelf-staple food in the trunk and securely close it. The NTFB truck will be parked in Lot 2 (to the right of the main entrance). UNT Dallas police officers will direct the flow of traffic entering and exiting the UNT Dallas campus
While the stay-at-home ordinance has expired, and businesses have begun a phased reopening, there remains an unprecedented need for food by residents of southern Dallas. Community members are encouraged to take advantage of the NTFB mobile food distribution service during this difficult time.
“We are seeing a dire need for food in our communities during this ongoing public health crisis,” UNT Dallas President Bob Mong said. “It is crucial that we come together to help our students, faculty, staff and neighbors in need. We are grateful for our partnership with the North Texas Food Bank that enables us to serve our communities in a meaningful way.”