The State Fair of Texas, United Way Dallas’ Southern Dallas Thrives, and Communities Foundation of Texas are excited to announce a pilot partnership with Atlanta-based, Goodr. In an effort to address many of the issues and challenges faced by Southern Dallas residents related to food access, this collaborative effort seeks to provide food resources to neighbors via two innovative methods. These organizations are joining forces to provide a series of mobile food markets to communities in need throughout Southern Dallas. A pop-up grocery store will be provided, allowing families to pick up items in a safe environment from a nearby location. In addition to this pop-up method, four weeks of grocery deliveries will be provided to families in need, targeting populations who may be sheltering in place or have limited access to transportation.
Through continual efforts in the commitment to ending hunger, all involved entities are proud to establish a partnership underscoring the connection between food security and overall health and well-being. Through the mobile markets, we aim to provide families with fresh produce, meat, shelf-stable items, milk, and other beverages.
“This partnership marks an exciting next step in Goodr’s work to support the food insecure communities in Dallas. We are honored to be working with such great foundations and continue to be inspired by their leaders. We expect this is just the beginning,” says Blake H. Engelhard, Director of Growth at Goodr.
“United Way Metropolitan Dallas’ Southern Dallas Thrives initiative is excited to collaborate with our amazing partners in this work to bring the Goodr pilot to Dallas. Finding innovative ways to address food access-related issues within our Southern Dallas communities is crucial to ensuring that the overall health of Dallas families remains a priority,” says Ashley Douglas, Senior Director of Southern Dallas Thrives, United Way Metropolitan Dallas.
“The State Fair of Texas is committed to being involved in our local community. This partnership is a huge opportunity to impact our neighbors with access to high-quality, nutritious food. Our hope is that this pilot is the beginning of many additional opportunities to collaborate and bring amazing resources to the South Dallas/Southern Dallas community,” says Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Vice President of Community Affairs and Strategic Alliances, State Fair of Texas.
“Communities Foundation of Texas is proud to work alongside our partners in bringing this important pilot to North Texas. We look forward to seeing its’ overall impact, as we all strive to continuously stay committed to improving our communities in a meaningful way,” says Wende Burton, Senior Director of Community Philanthropy, Communities Foundation of Texas.
Date: April 17, 2021
Distribution Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Fair Park
Once per week on Saturdays to various Southern Dallas families beginning April 25, 2021, and running through May 15, 2021.