Senior Food Assistance


In 2000, NTFB became the first Commodities Supplemental Food Program (known locally as People and Nutrition, or PAN) distributor in Texas. The program provides monthly food packages to low-income senior citizens who meet certain requirements. Each month, over 8,500 participants receive an estimated 32 pounds of USDA commodities at 105 PAN distribution sites in Dallas, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, and Fannin counties. PAN is a partnership of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Texas Department of Agriculture and NTFB.

How do I sign up for the PAN program?
Senior citizens interested in signing up should visit a PAN distribution site with the required documentation and sign up for the program. You must bring all of these documents:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Income (i.e. Social Security statement, pension statement, or bank statement)
  • Proof of Address (i.e. Utility, Water, Phone Bill) 

Find a PAN distribution site
View dates and times of PAN distribution

PLEASE NOTE: The program is currently on a waiting list. Once we determine eligibility, we will add your name to the list and contact you as soon as a food box becomes available.

What types of food are distributed? Each participant receives one box of food a month. The box contains a variety of food including: reduced-fat milk, instant non-fat milk, canned meats, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, cheese, rice, pasta, fruit juice and cereal.

What happens once I am enrolled? Once enrolled, applicants will be assigned a distribution date and location as well as a monthly calendar of future distributions.

If you miss a distribution, please visit one of the PAN Open Distribution Sites listed below before the end of the month to receive a food box. You can also call the North Texas Food Bank at 214-367-3123. For more information call/ Para más información llame al 214-367-3123

North Texas Food Bank 4500 S. Cockrell Hill Road Dallas, TX 75236-2028 214.330.1396 (MAP IT)

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