Please Note:

Beginning 10/2/2018, we are funded to assist with the following financial services: 


Grand Prairie residents who live in Tarrant County - On-site Food Pantry, City of Grand Prairie Water. 


Grand Prairie residents who live in Dallas County - On-site Food Pantry,  and City of Grand Prairie Water.


PLEASE NOTE: All financial services that we provide are subject to funding and changes frequently. Please contact GPUC for more information. 

Services

GPUC provides the following programs for Grand Prairie residents when funding is available:


ON-SITE FOOD PANTRY - Food assistance is provided to our clients once every 30 days to Grand Prairie residents living in Tarrant and Dallas Counties. This includes non-perishable items as well as fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries, and breads. To access our pantry service, simply bring in a picture ID with a Grand Prairie address, fill out an application and food request sheet, and take home food that day!


UTILITY, RENT/SHELTER/MORTGAGE, PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION ASSISTANCE - If needed, financial assistance can be utilized by our clients once every 12 months, contingent on funding. To apply for financial assistance, please submit, in person, the required documentation (no substitutions please) AND the completed Financial Application (download below). Due to funding criteria, Section 8 is not eligible for Rent Assistance.



TO APPLY FOR SERVICES -

  • Applicant MUST apply in person during our regular client intake hours. For your convenience, you may download our full application by clicking the link below.
  • ALL required documentation must be presented at time of application. No partial applications will be accepted.
  • Rent/Shelter/Mortgage Assistance: Per funding requirements, all persons applying for this service MUST be current on rent/mortgage for the prior month. All fees and past due amounts owed MUST be paid before financial assistance can be granted. Section 8 is not eligible for rental assistance.
  • Submit, in person, completed application plus below listed required documentation to our office at 1417 Densman Street, Grand Prairie, TX 75051. 
    1. Picture ID for all household members 18+
    2. Social Security Cards for ALL household members
    3. Proof of income for the past 60 days for all household members 18+. (No income, No worries. We have a non-employment affidavit for your use)
    4. Lease or Mortgage Statement
    5. Current bill(s) needing assistance
    6. If the following apply, please submit: Child Support Documentation, Food Stamp Award Letter, Housing Award Letter, Social Security/Disability Award Letter


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the number of caseloads, please allow 5-15 business days. However, we are dedicated to assisting our clients as quickly as possible.

Thanksgiving & Christmas Baskets

THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS BASKETS - Both baskets must be applied for separately. One basket per household per holiday. Dates and times for applications will be posted, so please check back often. 


Thanksgiving Basket applications are being accepted November 5, 2018-November 9, 2018. We will accept the first 25 applicants, per day until our 100 applications are fulfilled. To apply for a holiday basket, please submit, in person, the required documentation for our financial assistance above.

SNAP - FORMERLY KNOWN AS FOOD STAMPS - The North Texas Food Bank Education & Outreach Coordinator will be at Grand Prairie United Charities, every Monday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to provide application assistance for Food Stamps, TANF, CHIP, Medicaid, Women’s Health, and Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB). All children with social security numbers may qualify, regardless of their parents’ citizenship status.  

    

For more information, please call the North Texas Food Bank:
English  (214) 330-1396 x3144
Spanish (214) 952-0070 


PEOPLE AND NUTRITION (PAN) - People and Nutrition is a commodity supplemental program providing nutritious foods at no cost to qualified participants 60 years of age and older. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Texas Department of Human Services, North Texas Food Bank, Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc. and Grand Prairie United Charities.  


All eligible participants must live in Grand Prairie and must meet governmental guidelines.  One does not have to be a U.S. citizen to be eligible; however, WIC participants are NOT eligible for PAN.


People and Nutrition (PAN) is distributed the first Thursday of every month between the hours of 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.