Mark Cuban Heroes Basketball Center to Host Food Distribution Drive-up for 400 Neighborhood Families on December 17th

Since launching in May, Center Table has provided more than 3,500 meals to families, distribution of 1,100 turkeys, 300 prepared meals during Thanksgiving week, and food and household items to nearly 200 families impacted by the recent tornado in Arlington

WHAT: The Mark Cuban Foundation’s final food distribution drive-up event for 2020—Center Table Winter Harvest—will take place Thursday, December 17th, from 9-11:30 am at the Mark Cuban Heroes Basketball Center (1800 Bonnie View Rd, Dallas, TX 75216). Presented by the Mark Cuban Foundation in partnership with The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, The Heroes Foundation and North Texas Food Bank, the drive-up event will offer free food boxes for 400 families with two distribution lines to alleviate wait times.

Pre-registration is encouraged at markcubanheroescenter.org. The event is open to people who reside in the surrounding neighborhoods of the Mark Cuban Heroes Basketball Center including Cedar Crest, South Oak Cliff, southern Dallas County and Joppa.

Food boxes are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to 400 families. Volunteers and staff from the Mark Cuban Heroes Basketball Center will wear masks and gloves and will practice social distancing.

Since launching in May 2020, Center Table has provided more than 3,500 meals to families, including the distribution of 1,100 turkeys in November, 300 prepared meals during Thanksgiving week, and food and household items to nearly 200 families impacted by the recent tornado in Arlington.

WHY: As families face hard times during the pandemic, The Mark Cuban Foundation, The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, The Heroes Foundation and North Texas Food Bank want to ensure families have some joy and relief as the holiday season approaches. The Mark Cuban Heroes Basketball Center is a multi-purpose facility for neighborhood youth and families providing sports and leadership programs. During the COVID-19 crisis, the Center has expanded its services to address the critical needs arising during the pandemic related to food insecurity, including the distribution of afterschool snacks, meals and food boxes to neighborhood families.

WHEN: Thursday, December 17, from 9 am-11:30 am

WHERE: Mark Cuban Heroes Basketball Center
1800 Bonnie View Rd.
Dallas, TX 75216

PARKING: Parking is available near the garden at the Center. Please enter via the gate off Southerland Ave.

For more info, go to markcubanheroescenter.org or call 214-379-7451.