Crossroads Community Services distributes food at our in-house pantry and through a network of Community Distribution Partners.
Working with a Registered Dietician, Crossroads has developed a revolutionary “system” of food distribution. This system matches the kinds and amounts of food people receive to the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) based on each person’s age, gender and activity level.
Using this method of distribution, we get the RIGHT AMOUNTS of the RIGHT FOODS to the RIGHT PEOPLE.
Our Community Distribution Partner (CDP) network incorporates approximately 70 local organizations and agencies including Dallas Housing Authority sites, low-income retirement communities, places of worship, and community centers. In effect, Crossroads acts as a mini-food bank for organizations too small or not suited to be a North Texas Food Bank agency. The CDP network enables small organizations to offer an improved quality, quantity, and variety of food to people in their neighborhoods.
Client families leave Crossroads’ in-house pantry or one of our CDPs with a variety of nutritious foods, including lots of fresh produce, that provide the foundation for preparing 21 balanced meals per person. On average, a family of four receives 100lbs of groceries. In 2015 Crossroads provided 2.7 million pounds of food for 15,055 individuals, enough for approximately 2.3 million meals.