Dallas Bethlehem Center’s (DBC) weekly food distribution, operated by community members, is also the largest distribution hub of the North Texas Food Bank. On Thursdays from 11:30 am-2:00 pm. at 4410 Leland Ave. Dallas, TX, 75215, Dr. Fred Jones, as Interim Managing Director, oversees operations.
DBC is located in Sunny South Dallas and has served the community since 1946. When COVID-19 hit the community they were prepared to help and meet the needs of the community. Along with Thursday’s food drive thru they have added a hot meal distribution program on Fridays from 3:00-4:00 pm. Dr. Jones said that the meal baskets are filled with meat, fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
According to Dr. Jones, DBC will soon partner with UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) to begin a diabetic study that includes focus on nutritious meals. Not only will participants learn about their diabetes but the importance of diet and nutrition. “The whole thing is centered around the community and wellness,” he said.
DBC hosts community-wide events throughout the year while partnering with program providers to deliver high-impact offerings in key areas, including cradle to career education and community connection. The childcare program sponsored by ChildcareGroup for 0-3 years old was welcomed back this summer.
For more information about, Dallas Bethlehem Center visit: https://dallasbethlehemcenter.org/. Sign up for the food program by calling 214-428-5171.