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









In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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