Community Crossroads

Address: 1516 Hemphill, Fort Worth, TX 76104 | Map
Phone: 817.921.3955

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Community Crossroads is First Presbyterian Church's mission outreach center in Fort Worth's near South neighborhood. Located at 1516 Hemphill (near the corner of Allen), the building houses Worship on Wednesdays (WOW), the church's First HAND Food ministry (groceries and sack lunches), Clothed in Love clothing ministry, Formula and Diapers (FAD) ministry, the Salt & Light Dental Clinic, the Listening Post, Monday morning breakfast, and a Learning Container Garden and Compost Center.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

All volunteers must complete Civil Rights Training annually. If handling or serving food, volunteers must complete Food Handler training. The food handler's certification is good for 2 years and costs $10, reimbursable by submitting receipt and certificate of completion to MaLinda Morehead at Community Crossroads. 

FIRST HAND FOOD

Helping our neighbors through First HAND (Hospitality, Advocacy, Nurture, and Dignity)

First HAND provides two food options for our neighbors to choose from: receive groceries or receive sack lunches. Our neighbors may participate in one of the two options each month to meet their individual needs. They may either receive sack lunches every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday or receive groceries once weekly. Our neighbors are encouraged to also participate in other local food pantry distributions which can me located by zip code at www.tafb.org/find-food/.

Hot Breakfast
9 a.m. Mondays, first come, first served, or until distribution capacity is reached

Grocery Distribution:
9 a.m. Mondays, first come, first served, or until distribution capacity is reached
11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, first come, first served
, or until distribution capacity is reached
11:30 a.m. Thursdays, first come, first servedor until distribution capacity is reached
11:30 a.m. 5th Saturdays first come, first served, or until distribution capacity is reached

Sack Lunch Distribution
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, in the dining hall - enter through the front door facing Hemphill St.)
To participate in either distribution, our neighbors must complete a household application for food one time per year. 

FIRST HAND CLOTHING

Clothing Distribution:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11:30 a.m. first come, first served, or until distribution capacity is reached
Neighbors may shop for two outfits, twice per month. Other items available seasonally in limited quantities: coats, blankets, shoes, backpacks.

DOG AND CAT FOOD PANTRY

Thursday, 11:30 a.m. first come, first servedor until distribution capacity is reached
Community Crossroads partners with Don't Forget to Feed Me to provide one bag of pet food per household weekly. 

WELLCARE CLEANING SUPPLY CLOSET

Thursday, 11:30 a.m. first come, first servedor until distribution capacity is reached
Choice of two cleaning supply items per month.

WORSHIP ON WEDNESDAYS (WOW!)

Community Crossroads location (1516 Hemphill Street) 
WOW! (Worship on Wednesdays) offers a brief devotion and singing for all ages each Wednesday from 5:30-6 p.m., followed by a hot dinner at  6 p.m.

WOW! (Worship on Wednesdays!) is a 1001 New Worshipping Community of the PCUSA that offers worship, a free shared community meal, and Bible classes for all ages. If you have questions about how to become involved with WOW! contact WOW! Coordinator Leah Wyckoff, 817.335.1231. If you are interested in helping with WOW! meals (preparation or serving), contact Becky Quick.

1st Wednesdays: Spiritual and Physical Wellness Activities
2nd Wednesdays: Presbyterian Women Circle, Co-Ed Adult Bible Study, Intergenerational Mission Activity
3rd Wednesdays: Presentations from Local Non Profits and Agencies; Creative Arts
4th Wednesdays: Arts and Crafts
5th Wednesdays:  Bingo Night  

Listening Post:
This ministry occurs anytime First HAND is operating. Volunteers are available to listen to our neighbors who simply want to share a joy, a concern, and/or to pray together. 

SALT AND LIGHT DENTAL CLINIC

This ministry provides free dental services for people experiencing homelessness. Services are offered 2-3 times per month. Local dentists along with their staff team up with volunteers to offer much needed dental care for adults. For more information, please contact .

FORMULA AND DIAPERS

Mondays, 9 a.m., first come, first served, or until distribution capacity is reached 
Diapers are provided for children under 3 and formula for children under age 1. Donations of powdered formula and diapers of all sizes are always welcome and needed to keep this ministry going. To participate in this program, please, bring a birth certificate the first time you participate for each child 3-years-old and younger. 

tasty third thursday classes

Third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
A monthly garden-to-table, nutrition, and cooking class. Come learn how to shop for and prepare delicious and nutritious foods on a budget. Monthly topics include gardening tips, cooking demonstrations, key nutrition and budgeting tips, and recipes. Participants receive tips, activities, and recipes that are designed to be accessible and affordable. Topics vary seasonally.