Interested in becoming a member?

Sharing Life Community Outreach serves as the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) Hub in Northeast Dallas County to distribute food at an in-house pantry and through a network of Partner Agencies and Community Distribution Partners (CDPs).

Partner Agencies and CDPs with staff or volunteers pick up the food from Sharing Life and give it to clients at their location. Sharing Life acts as a mini-food bank for organizations too small or not suited to be a North Texas Food Bank member agency. By becoming a Partner Agency or CDP, these dedicated agencies and organizations can offer their community an improved quality, quantity and variety of food. They are also able to offer clients nutrition, emotion management, and goal-setting education.

Visit the NTFB's Become a Partner Agency page for more information if you are interested in becoming a member Partner Agency.

Sharing Life Community Distribution Partner Program

Sharing Life's Community Distribution Partner (CDP) Program exists to meet the nutritional needs of those living in areas where access to a variety of affordable, nutritious foods is limited or non-existent.

By becoming a Sharing Life CDP, you will be able to offer your clients and neighbors a greater variety and quantity of groceries on a monthly basis. By using Sharing Life's distribution approach, your agency, organization or church will be able to leverage your existing resources of physical/distribution space, vehicles, and volunteer/staff labor, to serve those in need in your community.

Prerequisites for Becoming a CDP

  1. 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status
  2. Must provide a copy of organization's 501(c)(3) tax determination letter of good standing. If a church, must provide a letter of good standing from church denomination headquarters.
  3. Organization must be located in Dallas County
  4. Exceptions are determined by the North Texas Food Bank.
  5. Vehicle Transportation
  6. Organization/site must have a vehicle (preferably a truck or SUV) to pick up food from Sharing Life.
  7. Food Pickup Volunteers/Staff
  8. Organization/site must provide 2-3 able-bodied individuals (able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds) to load food into vehicle.
  9. Food Distribution Volunteers
  10. Organization/site must provide volunteers to assist in grocery distribution to clients (preferably 5-10 volunteers).
  11. Refrigerator / Freezer Space
  12. Organization/site must have enough space to hold perishable items for up to 48 hours if a client does not pick up groceries. Each site must keep a Temperature Record Log and record temperature on days the food is stored in this space.
  13. Distribution Space
  14. Organization/site must have enough space in facility to distribute groceries to clients. A Sharing Life representative will approve distribution space upon site inspection.

The enrollment process consists of the following steps:

  1. Tour the Sharing Life facility.
  2. Observe food distribution at a current CDP site.
  3. Complete inspection/enrollment at your facility.

If you are interested in becoming a CDP and are currently serving clients in Northeast Dallas County, fill out the form on the left, and we will contact you for follow-up.