How We Work

 

When we receive notice about surplus pallets of food, we work with our partners to redistribute those donations to those in need. ​As floods, fires, tornadoes, and hurricanes ravage the U.S., affecting more and more Americans every day, Foodsource DFW is also responding to communities in need.

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We arrange the logistics, picking up truckloads of donations, and getting them to our partner hubs, all at no cost.

Donations are distributed to families in need, daily and in times of disasters, again at no cost to our partners or recipients.

A distributor contacts us to schedule pickups of donated surplus food or other resources.

 

​FOODSOURCE DFW SERVES AS A MAIN HUB for all donors. We coordinate logistics for our partner hubs to receive and pick up donations. Sometimes, we receive multiple loads from a single donor that no single partner can handle on their own. By quickly and effectively moving multiple semi-truck sized donations to multiple agencies, we make it easy for donors to help the community instead of the landfill. See our model below:

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Current Partner Hubs

Partnering with different organizations has been a tremendous turning point in our reach. We only work with trusted 501(c)(3) partners whose goals and vision are aligned with ours. FoodSource DFW never charges any hidden fees or administrative costs so we don't work with any partners who do either. To become a partner hub, the organization must agree to never sell a single donation for a profit or for their benefit. Take a look at some of our amazing partners:

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Inspired Vision Compassion Center

DALLAS, TX

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Rick Caywood Ministries
 

WACO, TX

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Community Food Bank

FORT WORTH, TX

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Trusted World

Garland, tx

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Daily Bread Ministries

San antonio, tx

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Alameda County Community Food Bank

alameda, ca

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Gethsemani Food Ministries

yuma, az

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Laredo Stepping

Stone

laredo, tx

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Veterans Empowerment Organization

Atlanta, GA

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World Emergency Relief
 

International

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Want to be a part of the network?

Contact us today!

 

 "Our company is really big into the community so we donate as much as we can. We’ve tried working with food pantries and food banks in the past, but then they don’t show up to pick up the pallets…with FoodSource DFW, they are always there when we call - we know exactly where our product is at all times and that’s its going to go help people."

Nicky

Warehouse Manager at Barcel USA

Our Progress

2013

  • FoodSource DFW is founded as the hunger initiative of Memnosyne Institute.

  • 40,000 pounds rescued

2014

  • Was a resource to over 24 food pantries around the DFW metroplex

  • 450,000+ all-time pounds rescued

2015

  • Officially partnered with Belknap Ministries who help feed DISD students and families

  • 850,000 all-time pounds rescued

2016

  • Provided a forklift to Belknap Ministries to handle large shipments of food and other resources

  • Conducted our first food drive at the EPA Region 6 Headquarters in Dallas

  • Recovered more tons of food than the 4 national EPA Food Recovery Challenge winners from recent years

  • Was a resource to over 70 non-profits and food pantries around the DFW metroplex as well as other cities (like Houston)

  • 1,317,000+ all-time pounds rescued

2017

  • Quaker Oats (subsequently Pepsi Co.) becomes an official donor hub

  • Started partnership with Community Food Bank and Rick Caywood Ministries

  • 4,300,500+ all-time pounds rescued

2018

  • Started partnership with Trusted World, an international relief organization

  • Alameda County Community Food Bank and Daily Bread Ministries become official parter hubs 

  • 6,840,000+ all-time pounds rescued

2019

  • Added new partner hubs in Yuma, AZ; San Antonio, TX; Atlanta, GA

  • Pepsi Co. Atlanta becomes an official donor hub

  • 12,590,000+ all-time pounds rescued

2020

  • Blount Fine Foods becomes an official donor hub

  • 16,445,859+ all-time pounds rescued

2021

  • Trader Joe's becomes an official donor hub

  • World Emergency Relief becomes new partner hub, supporting disaster relief across the US.

  • 20,909,023+ all-time pounds rescued

  • Trader Joe's becomes an official donor hub

  • World Emergency Relief becomes new partner hub, supporting disaster relief across the US.

  • 20,909,023+ all-time pounds rescued

2021

2022

  • Continued Disaster Relief support after flooding in Kentucky and Tornadoes in Oklahoma

  • 24,235,029 all-time pounds rescued as of October 2022

Where We Work

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A Dream To Do More 

Currently, our small food resource hubs consist of food banks and church parking lots. And while no situation has ever stopped us from doing our work, we dream of one day operating a building of our own that will help us receive bigger shipments, feed even more people, and serve as a resource center for anyone in need.