DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The North Texas Food Bank’s Community Kitchen provides thousands of meals a week to soup kitchens, after school programs, and critically ill people who are homebound.
The women who prepare the meals are all qualifying inmates from Dawson State Jail. Between 10 to 15 women are bused to the food bank’s location on Cockrell Hill Road. They are escorted and supervised by guards.
Dawson State Jail is closing next month. With the shuttering of the privately run jail, the North Texas Food Bank will lose a valuable and consistent labor force.