Wilkinson Center

A nonprofit organization

$525 raised by 3 donors

1% complete

$55,000 Goal

Wilkinson Center helps over 14,000 families a year facing critical life challenges, including food insecurity, lack of a high school diploma, limited English skills, economic instability, and unemployment. 

Our success is attributed to effective individualized programming, intensive case management, a compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers, loyal supporters, and a visionary Board of Directors. All programs and services are provided free of charge and available to all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or income level.

Be the reason that a family gets groceries; a high school dropout achieves their GED; a single mother finds employment to provide for herself and her children; an immigrant learns English to succeed in their work environment; and more! Donate to Wilkinson Center on North Texas Giving Day.

During the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year, Wilkinson Center:

  • Served 14,000 Clients at our Food Pantry
  • Enrolled 1,015 Students in Adult Education courses, including 510 in high school equivalency courses on track to earn their GED
  • Helped 354 Individuals with career readiness and job searches 
  • Educated 243 Students on Financial Management

Giving Activity


Wilkinson Center transforms the lives of Dallas families by providing pathways to self-sufficiency with dignity and respect.


Wilkinson Center's current needs include:,

• Volunteers to support our Food Pantry, Pantry2Go, Adult Education Program, Senior Program, and annual Back-to-School, Turkey, and Toy Distributions. Food Pantry/Pantry2Go volunteers can sign up at https://bit.ly/ServePantry

• Food, both perishable (meat, milk, eggs) and nonperishable (cereal, rice, canned soup, etc.).

• Hygiene items, such as diapers, soap, and toothbrushes.

• Financial donations to help clients with living expenses such as rent, utilities, transportation, gas cards, etc.

• Supplies for our Pantry2Go mobile food truck, including boxes, packing tape, and produce bags.

• Supplies for our youth and adult education classrooms, such as flash drives, paper, HotSpots, laptops, etc.

For more information, contact lori_baum@wilkinsoncenter.org

Equity Statement

Wilkinson Center is deeply committed to addressing racial inequality through a diverse and inclusive work environment and programs rooted in diversity, inclusion, and racial sensitivity. We aim to better understand and address the unique challenges and systemic barriers faced by the broader community. During a recent client intake, 95% of clients who responded were BIPOC, highlighting our focus on serving all clients with dignity and respect. Recently, a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee was established, consisting of staff members from different backgrounds and leadership levels, ensuring sensitivity and equity remain a priority in leadership meetings and team settings.

Wilkinson Center actively combats underrepresentation by inviting former clients from the communities they serve to join their Board of Directors, providing valuable perspectives. We actively prioritize diversity and inclusion when hiring new talent, striving to mirror the population we serve.

Get Involved

View our current participation opportunities.

In-Person Volunteering

Food Pantry Volunteers

Wilkinson Center's Food Pantry

Ongoing opportunity

Organization Data


Organization name

Wilkinson Center

Tax id (EIN)




Social Services

Operating Budget

$3,000,000 - $9,999,999

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Hispanic or Latinx

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


8344 East RL Thornton Freeway, Suite 235
Dallas, TX 75228



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