Reverse Food Truck

The Reverse Food Truck, an outreach of NorthPark Presbyterian Church, seeks to reduce food insecurities in Dallas by collecting donations, both non-perishable and monetary, for our community partners like Vickery Meadow Food Pantry.

Rather than serving food, our food truck does the opposite!

Think of it as a food drive on wheels. 100% of your contribution goes toward reversing hunger in Dallas!

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SoulFood Greenhouse

SoulFood Greenhouse

The vision for NorthPark's SoulFood Greenhouse grew from the roots of its predecessor, the SoulPatch organic vegetable garden, which was started by church members Keri and Shannon McCall and the Visions Sunday School class in the spring of 2011.
 
The new greenhouse will provide year-round, pesticide-free tomato harvests for the clients of Vickery Meadow Food Pantry.
 
Together with the Reverse Food Truck, SoulFood Greenhouse furthers the church's mission to put hunger in Dallas in the rear view mirror.
 
To learn more about the greenhouse, which has an estimated completion date of September 2017, please contact project coordinator, Keri McCall.
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Casa de Vida

Casa de Vida is a once-a-week respite program for the caregiver of a loved one diagnosed with dementia, including Alzheimer's, being cared for at home.

With Alzheimer’s disease it can be said that there are two victims – the patient and the caregiver.  Medical care is available to the patient but, all too often, the caregiver struggles alone through the 24-hour task of caring for their loved one. Respite programs for caregivers are few and can be costly. 

Through its Casa de Vida outreach ministry, NorthPark Presbyterian Church offers a timeout for caregivers. For four hours each Tuesday Casa de Vida provides a respite for individuals caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or related dementia who live at home. Open to persons of all faiths, races and ethnicities, Casa de Vida offers a breather to the caregiver, an opportunity to run errands, visit friends, shop, or just go home for a quiet time.

To learn more about Casa de Vida, please contact Ellen Mata, Director of Missions and Older Adult Programs.

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Casa de Vida
Cancer Pillow Ministry

Cancer Pillow Ministry

NorthPark's Cancer Pillow Ministry seeks to provide both physical and emotional comfort to women as they undergo mastectomies at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Each heart shaped pillow is lovingly made by hand knowing that the recipient will be experiencing pain and discomfort following her surgery.
 
Many cards and notes of appreciation arrive at the church. Here are a few excerpts:
 
"It has been my constant companion," says Ellen.
 
"You're so special to use your time in making these pillows that are so very useful," says Dianne.
 
"My surgery was in October but I still use them," writes Lynne.
  
The group meets monthly on the first Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information please contact NorthPark volunteer Jean Wood.

NorthPark Home Team

You’ve heard the story: A parent loses a job or has a medical crisis, and the rent or mortgage payment is due in a few days. The family has always found a way to scrape by, but this time, without help, they will become homeless.

Don’t you wish you could help – not just that one parent, but also other families who are one crisis away from becoming homeless? Now you can. NorthPark is revitalizing its homelessness prevention program, previously called NorthPark Neighbors. A pilot program will begin this spring, and volunteers are currently being sought.

As a mentor in the program, you’ll help parents learn to budget and make choices that will enable them to weather a crisis. Training is provided.

To volunteer or get more information, contact Director of Mission and Older Adult Programs, Ellen Mata.

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