The food pantry is open Monday – Friday, from 9 am until 3:30 pm. To get help, residents should bring a photo ID, proof of Irving residence and proof of identity for the people in the household. Social security cards are not required.
The goal of the food pantry is to prevent hunger and help overcome a crisis. We provide nutritious groceries in an amount that should feed the family for a week.
At the office residents sign in, fill out an information sheet and meet privately with a case manager. Everyone needing food is seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Most visits are completed in about an hour.
Each Monday, the North Texas Food Bank Social Services Coordinator is at Irving Cares to assist enrollment in Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits. It’s completely free with no cost to applicants. The coordinator can:
- Answer questions about the application process, procedures, and guidelines.
- Supply the proper forms and application assistance to properly complete the required forms.
- Complete the application and interview process in one visit.
- Issue an EBT benefits card, if applicable.
- Provide status updates on your case, once you have applied through their department.
All residents of Irving, Texas have equal access to the Food Pantry. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, Irving Cares is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 260-1026, (866) 632-9992 (toll free) or (202) 401-0216 (TDD).