Food Pantry & Giving/Sharing Shelves

Gainesville Food Pantry is now Open

Due to concerns of COVID-19, NCTC is providing contactless opportunities to our Giving Shelves on our campuses for students, please contact the campus team listed below. 

Contactless Mobile Food Pantry at NCTC Corinth Campus has been cancelled until further notice due to the Winter Freeze that caused substantial damage to the Campus. 

According to the North Texas Food Bank there is a need in North Texas to feed our community experiencing food insecurity:

  • One in every six people- including one in five children- in our service area are food insecure (about 800,000 and almost 300,000 respectively) which means they don’t always know where they will find their next nutritious meal.
  • Many North Texas neighbors must choose between putting food on the table and paying for health care or utilities.
  • Hunger exists in all zip codes and is found where you might least expect: on college campuses, in corporate offices, at child care centers and in farming communities.

NCTC is taking action to address food insecurity among its students, and is doing so with a vision of partnership and community building. We have established a Food Pantry at our main Campus in Gainesville and Giving Shelves on each of our campuses that will provide food and snacks for students in need.

Any current NCTC student, faculty or staff in need can visit the Food Pantry and Giving Shelves.  For more information on locations, opening dates and times please contact the campuses.

Donations are accepted for the Food Pantry and Giving Shelves at any of our campus locations. Items in need include:

  • Pasta Sides
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Canned Fruit
  • Instant Rice
  • Pudding Cups
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Fruit Cups
  • Chef Boyardee
  • Canned Tuna
  • Muffins
  • Boxed Cereal
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Chili
  • Crackers
  • Toiletries
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Beans
  • Granola Bars
  • Hygiene Products

Locations & Contact Information

Gainesville, Texas

The Food Pantry located on the Gainesville Campus,  Located in the Student Union Center 600 Building (Student Union Bldg).  Gainesville Food Pantry outfitted by First Refuge Ministries.  Food Distribution provided by First Refuge Ministries.  

First Refuge Ministry


Tangee Rucker
Coordinator of Student Affairs
(940) 668-4294

Corinth, Texas

The Giving Shelve made up of snacks and toiletries is located in room 351.  Food Provided by First Refuge Ministries.

First Refuge Ministry


Dr. Roxanne Del Rio
Dean of Students
(940) 498-6245

Flower Mound, Texas

The Giving Shelve made up of snacks can be accessed by contacting the Flower Mound Coordinator.


Sara Kluth
Flower Mound Coordinator
(972) 899-8408

Denton, Texas

The Giving Shelve made up of snacks can be accessed by contacting the Sr. Director of the Flower Mound. Food provided by First Refuge Ministries:

First Refuge Ministry


Jessica DeRoche
Sr. Director of the Flower Mound
(972) 380-2502

Bowie, Texas

The Giving Shelve made up of snacks can be accessed by contacting the Bowie Coordinator.


Karen Davis
Bowie Coordinator
(940) 872-4002

Graham, Texas

The Sharing Shelve made up of snacks can be accessed by contacting the Director of the Graham Campus.


Kim Birdwell
Director of the Graham Campus
(940) 521-0720

Mobile Food Pantries

Tarrant Area Food Bank

Tarrant Aread Food Bank: Mobile Pantry

Providing food at no charge to families in the community.

Dates: 4th Saturday ea. month
Time: 9:30 AM
Westside Baptist Church
900 Bellaire Blvd
Lewisville, TX 75067
Instructions: Please bring bags or boxes to carry food.

Despensa de Alimentos a Su Alcanse

Distribuyendo alimentos gratuitos a las familias de la comunidad

Fecha: Cuarto sábado de cada mes
Hora: 9:30 AM
Westside Baptist Church
900 Bellaire Blvd
Lewisville, TX 75067
Instrucciones: Por favor traiga bolsas o cajas para llevar su comida