Dallas Hope Charities has made the decision to phase out our mobile food program Hope on the Move, formerly known as Meals of Hope. Our mobile food program has served over 200,000 pounds of food and distributed over 30,000 worthy bags to those experiencing food insecurity in the Dallas community.
The indefinite suspension of Hope on the Move will allow Dallas Hope Charities to devote our efforts fully to helping our LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. Many LGBTQ+ youth face family rejection and are forced to leave their home, which leaves them disproportionately at risk of homelessness. Dallas Hope Charities goal is to provide affirming services, provide housing, support, and resources to our LGBTQ+ youth ages 18 – 24 experiencing homelessness.
The mobile food program was originally developed by Cathedral of Hope in 2016 and has been an outlying program of Dallas Hope Charities since 2018. We recognize that there are organizations in Dallas accomplishing amazing work by serving our food insecure population and we have taken steps to ensure that our food insecure communities continue to receive support and services through alternative meal program options.
We greatly appreciate and look forward to your continued support now and in the future to provide food, shelter and services that instill dignity, stability, and Hope For All.
Tamika Perry (she/her)
Chief Executive Officer
Our Resources page lists community organizations with focuses including housing, food insecurity, medical and mental health, and LGBTQ issues.
Food insecurity describes a person or household without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food to live an active, healthy life.
We care that households and individuals are having to choose between food for themselves & their family or shelter, utilities, or medical costs. Food should not be a luxury, it is a necessity, a basic need. We are feeding stomachs AND feeding the souls of our guests.
Each meal is balanced, delicious, and is created, rather than poured out of a can. In 2021, we served over 65,000 lbs in food and meals to food insecure and homeless individuals and families.
Dallas Hope Charities addresses the need of food insecurity by providing meals to individuals that would otherwise go without.
Many do not have transportation, the physical ability, or access to stationary food programs. In 2020, our food program shifted from stationary to a food truck that gives us the ability to meet people at their point of need, serving fresh meals in low-income and at-risk communities throughout Dallas.
In addition to the warm meals provided, tables are stocked with food for individuals to take as needed.