2019 Juneteenth Celebration

On Wednesday, June 19, we commemorated Juneteenth with a free community festival where guests enjoyed local vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, children’s activities and more. Sponsors included Leadership Dallas, North Texas Food Bank, Miles of Freedom, Empowering the Masses, and #BeGolden.

There was a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to kick off the grand opening of the new MLK Fresh Food Distribution Center, which will give citizens free access to fresh, healthy foods and dry goods twice per week. Its hours of operation are Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There are no zip code requirements or income restrictions.

For more information about the MLK Fresh Food Distribution Center, click here or contact a staff member at 214-670-8418.

2019 Juneteenth Celebration Photo Gallery

MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center

On June 19, the MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center will open to the public to increase access to fresh food for the South Dallas community. Sponsored by Leadership Dallas, the distribution center will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays to provide fresh fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to the surrounding community.

Statistics

  • In Dallas County, 18.2 percent of the population is considered food insecure.
  • Nearly 700,000 Dallas County residents, including over 245,000 children, live in lower-income communities that lack access to healthy, aff­ordable foods. 
  • The uneven distribution of supermarkets and healthy food resources is a serious problem in Greater Dallas. 
  • Currently, the Fair Park/South Dallas neighborhood has limited access to fresh food, and families often have to choose between paying for food or paying for other basic living expenses such rent, utilities and medical care.

Grand Opening

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Grand Opening of the distribution center on Wednesday, June 19, at 2:00 p.m. during the Juneteenth Celebration.

Schedule

The distribution center will be open each Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sneak Peek

Community Partners

Our community partners include Leadership Dallas, North Texas Food Bank, Miles of Freedom, Empowering the Masses, Trusted World, Architects Interiors Landscape Planning, Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors, JE Dunn Construction, and Turner 100.

For more information about the MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center, please contact 214-670-8418.