COVID Crisis Resources

Here is a list of resources for families during the COVID outbreak. This list will be updated DAILY. 

If you are fortunate enough not to need resources please feel free to share this with friends and family who may need assistance during this hardship.

List provided by the Texas DFPS and other resources gathered online.


Collin County

Community Lifeline Center

1601 N. Waddill St., Ste 102, McKinney, TX, 75070 Contact #972-542-0020 Hours:  8:30AM – 2:30PM

Walk-in bags of food are available, clients must call and let the know that they are outside in need of a walk-in bag & they will bring the bag of food to their vehicles. MONTHLY FOOD ASSISTANCE:clients must go online fill out an application, in which an appointment will be made to pick up food)

A Christian Food Pantry

1116 Dobie Dr, Plano, TX 75074 Contact #972-578-5730 Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday: 9:00AM – 1:00PM/Please call for requirements & food pick up times

Dallas County

Student/Youth Meals (all youth up to age 18)

Dallas ISD will host twice per day meal pick-ups (breakfast/Lunch)

Various locations through-out Dallas ISD

Student/Youth Meals (all youth up to age 18)

Lancaster ISD, Cedar Hill ISD, Duncanville ISD, & DeSoto ISD

Meals are provided twice per day at various school locations within the district


Voice of Hope Food Pantry

4148 Gentry Dr Dallas, TX 75212 Contact Person: Debbie Solis 214-631-7027 ext. 181

Food & Snack Bags Available for Families/Must Call & Make an Appointment/Clients Can Drive Up & Receive A Box of Food/Please bring a valid ID


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas

Grab & Go Meals *Weekends* Open to the community for age 18 years and younger

Cedar Springs: 4440 Brown St. Dallas, TX 7521911a to 11:30a

Roseland: 2101 N. Washington Ave. Dallas, TX 75204 12p to 12:30p

Oak Cliff: 2907 Linfield Rd. Dallas, TX 75216 12:45p to 1:15p

Soul for Christ Ministry, INC

2402 S Beckley Dallas, TX, 75224 Contact #214-641-4577

Hours: Wednesdays & Fridays 12:00 – Food available until supplies last*

Good Street Social Center

3126 Elise Faye Higgins Dallas, TX, 75215 214-421-8208 Contact Person: Deloris Washington

Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays 10:00am-12:00pm—Wednesdays 12:00pm-1:45pm Thursdays 10:00am-1:45pm Requirements: Clients must have an ID & Proof of Income—If clients receive Medicaid or food stamps you must bring proof (original documents for quicker processing)

Sharing Life Community Outreach (This is on the other side of a church)

3544 E. Emporium Circle Mesquite TX 75150 AreaServiced:75032, 75087, 75030, 75043, 75088, 75089, 75126, 75149, 75150, 75159, 75180, 75181, 75182, 75217, 75218, 75227, 75228, 75253, 75189, 75253.  For financial assistance, you must provide the following:

Proof of residency. A utility bill from the last 30 days showing applicant’s name and address or a letter on company letterhead from the landlord indicating proof of residency in the last 30 days.

Proof of identity. Only a picture ID will suffice, a state driver’s license, state identification, military identification, foreign consulate—issued identification.


Ellis County

Helping Hands of Ennis

604 NE Main Ennis, TX, 75119 Contact#972-875-0218 Hours:Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 12:00PM Must bring valid ID and explain your crisis

Fannin County

Fannin County Community Ministries (Food Pantry)

1022 Farm-to-Market Road 273 Bonham, Texas 75418 Contact: (903) 583-3663 Hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Please contact for requirements & food pick up times

Fannin County Community Ministries, Inc. (FCCM)

Agency provides food to the needy. Fannin County residents only.

Grayson County

MasterKey Ministries (2 locations available) *

209 S Heritage Parkway, Sherman, TX Contact# 903-771-2816 Hours: Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Must Haves: Residency verification/utility bill with your name and Sherman address/Valid photo ID/names of each resident that live in your home full time

Harvest Time Church

222 S Heritage Pkwy, Sherman, TX 75092 Hours: Fridays 10:00am – 12:00pm

Fresh Produce giveaway to those in need.  Grayson County Residents Only.

Must Have: valid ID/proof of residence and names of household members required

Grayson County General Assistance

Hunt County

FISH Ministries

Contact: email or 903-455-0545 Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – Noon/Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:30-7:00 Please contact for requirements & food pick up location

Kaufman County

Kaufman Christian Help Center

400 S Terrell Hwy Kaufman, TX 75142 Contact #972-932-8866 Hours: Open Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00pm – 12:00pm *Must have valid ID & be a Kaufman resident*

Navarro County

Compassion Corsicana (Navarro Food Ministry)

517 N Commerce St Corsicana, TX, 75110 Contact # 903-874-4971 Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00AM – 3:00PM/Tuesday 2:00PM – 5:00PM Drive Thru Food Pantry/Must have ID

Boys & Girls Clubs—Navarro

Grab & Go Meals *Weekends*Open to the community for age 18 years and younger

1000 GW Jackson Ave. Corsicana, TX 75110       11a to 11:30a


This Is Your Season Ministries

3023 Interstate 30, East Frontage Road Suite 1100/1200 Rockwall, TX 75087 Contact#469-975-3210

Open: Wednesdays 10:30AM-1:30PM/Must Have ID

Helping Hands: Social Service Provider of Rockwall County

Serving Rockwall County residents only. Services: Financial assistance programs & food bank


County Child Welfare Boards are available [Hunt/Kaufman/Rockwall/Ellis/Dallas Counties]

Family/youth will need to reside in that county.  The County Board requesting procedures should be followed with supervisor/PD approval for your request.  Community Initiative Specialists may be able to assist with requests.

Rainbow Rooms in various counties throughout Region 3 East

Rainbow Rooms and Rainbow2Go is available in various counties throughout Region 3 East for available emergency items for families.  Please follow any rules or guidelines for quantities on items. They want to continue to serve as many families as possible from these rooms.

Statewide Resources

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

National Child Trauma Network

COVID-19 Dallas County: On-going updates/County Virus Statistics/Resources


Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

All public transportation routes remain open.  Customer Service: 214-979-1111

Free Storage Units for displaced College/University students

This is a 30-day FREE offer.  Contact any local U-Haul directly.

Must be 18, have a valid DL, and a college ID

United Way: COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund

This program will assist with rent, bills, and food.  Families will call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zip code and they will be given a list of local agencies who will help as needed.

National Network to End Domestic Violence

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, NNEDV has developed new resources and compiled state and national guidance to help domestic violence coalitions, service providers, and advocates support survivors and operate effectively.

Key resources:

2-1-1 Texas

Free anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Dial 2-1-1 or (877) 541-7905 and find information about resources in your local community

Easy link to resources:


Free Internet Available:

Spectrum is offering 2 months of free internet for families that cannot afford internet at home so that children can get their education online.  You must have a child K-12 or in college! To enroll your household in the Spectrum offer call 1-844-488-8395. It is important to note, customers who sign up for the free service will automatically be billed for using internet access after the first 60 days unless they call Spectrum to cancel the service.

TEA Release: STARR Cancellations and Graduation Requirements for Seniors

Senior graduation requirements

Other Needs:

DFPS Faith Based Program Region 3Easthas a network of faith community partners that we communicate with to help meet the needs of children and families.

Contact: Rosie Shields

DFPS Community Initiative Specialist Region 3East has a network of community partners, Child Welfare Boards, Rainbow Rooms, and private donors who are willing to meet the needs of children and families.


Johnnae Cortez

Bobby Chesher

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