Stock the Pantry at Eastfield College

Every day, students on our campus wonder where they will find their next meal. In fact, 13 percent of community college students faced food insecurity in 2015. At DCCCD, the numbers are even more bleak - 27 percent reported "very low food security."

Food insecurity is the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, or the ability to acquire such foods in a socially acceptable manner.

To address this issue, DCCCD recently partnered with the North Texas Food Bank to make food available at all of our colleges.

This fundraising campaign, managed by the DCCCD Foundation, is dedicated to ensuring our pantries have the resources they need to feed our students throughout the year. To keep up with demand and ensure the shelves are never empty, we need your help to stock the pantry this summer.


Every gift matters!

Every dollar donated allows us to purchase the "grab and go" items our students need.

Canned Goods

Your gift allows us to purchase canned goods that can go to our students in need.

Lunch for a Week

A gift of $25 feeds one student with lunch for one week.

Fresh Produce

Your gift allows us to purchase perishable items - such as fresh fruit - to ensure our students have healthy options.

Feed a Family

Your gift feeds a family of four for one week.

Thank You for Your Gift

Our success relies on the generosity of our community. A gift today will have a lasting impact, and we are so grateful for it.

Eastfield Food Pantry

About The Campaign

Help Stop Food Insecurity

Being a student is challenging under the best of circumstances, but it is difficult to be a successful learner when there isn't enough to eat or you are worried where the next meal will come from.

Food insecurity, a lack of access to enough food for an active, healthy life, is a real problem facing our students and our community. According to the Wisconsin HOPE study conducted in fall 2016, 64 percent of DCCCD students reported "marginal or worse food security" during the previous 30-day period before they took a survey for the study. Twenty-seven percent of DCCCD students reported very low food security, which reflects "multiple indications of reduced food intake and disrupted eating patterns due to inadequate resources for food."

Cuts in governmental support programs, rising food costs, rising education costs, plus limited job options for individuals attending college all contribute to this crisis. The food banks at campuses throughout the district provide essential support to the community. 2.1

DCCCD & NTFB 3-Layer Approach

DCCCD and the North Texas Food Bank have partnered to help address the issue of food insecurity at our colleges. To accomplish this goal, we're using a 3-layer approach:

Mobile Pantry

A mobile pantry will visit the colleges to provide fresh produce and "Just in Time" options to our students.

SNAP & Social Service Assistance

An on-site coordinator will help provide assistance to our students applying for SNAP, CHIP, TANF, and Medicaid benefits.

On-Site Pantry Support

Our food pantry will provide access to NTFB non-perishable foods. 2.1

We need YOU!

We are a team dedicated to ensuring that our students always have the food and resources they need to be successful. We need your help to make this a reality.

Paul Goertemiller
Shelly Mencacci 2.1
Maria Caratini Prado 2.1
Katy Launius 2.1
Judith Dumont 2.1
Sharon Cook 2.1
Amanda Nguyen 2.1
Diane Tompkins
Larry Wilson