Crossroads Community Services distributes food at our in-house pantry and through a network of Community Distribution Partners.
A Registered Dietitian with thirty years of experience helped us develop the Crossroads Nutrition-Based Food Selection System--an algorithm in our client database that helps match the kinds and amounts of food received to the age, gender, and activity level of each household member as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). Our approach is unique according to Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Our system calculates the amounts of fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains, and dairy needed to provide the foundation for the preparation of 21 balanced meals for each family member.
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.
On average, a family of four receives 100 pounds of groceries when they visit Crossroads pantry or one of our CDP sites. In 2016 Crossroads distributed 2.1 million pounds of food to 12,577 unduplicated individuals, which translates into 1,750,000 meals and a market value savings to our clients of $4.2 million.