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The goal of this Christmas food truck project is to reach out to the community and give back by providing hot meals for the holiday to those who don’t have this necessity on a regular basis. With the assistance of 4-6 food trucks and donations from Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Give a Leg Up will hire the food trucks and position them throughout the Dallas area to give homeless individuals easy access. This venture projects to feed between 2,000 and 3,000 needy individuals during its annual Christmas Day operation.


Give a Leg Up founder Don Kaye is hoping the Christmas Day food delivery becomes an annual event in Dallas. “I’ve been serving Thanksgiving meals to the area homeless for about ten years now. This year for Christmas we are growing the project to involve local companies. It’s a great way for Give a Leg Up to give back to the community around the holidays.”

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To help this project reach its goals, D&J Sports is asking for donations from anyone who would like to help out during this holiday season. Those who are interested in making a monetary donation can do so by calling D&J Sports @ 1-800-460-7946 or visit our GoFundMe page. Individuals can also make their donations at the Dallas D&J Sports store on Stemmons Freeway or the Plano store, located on Preston Road. The more money the Give a Leg Up raises, the more people we will be able to feed. In fact, 100 percent of the money raised will go toward purchasing the food truck meals.

In addition to monetary donations, Give a Leg Up also needs individuals who are willing to donate some of their time to help feed the needy on Christmas Day. Individuals who are interested in volunteering in one of the food trucks should contact D&J Sports at the above number.

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Give to the “Give a Leg Up” campaign and help us help the needy who are hungry on Christmas Day.
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  1. Gayle & Steve Meeks · December 25, 2016

    We want to say thank you for allowing us to come volunteer to help this morning. I can say I feel
    More blessed than the homeless we served.

    One man prayed with a group of us. We all held hands to while he prayed. I have to say I definitely started to get misty eyed during that prayer!

    One man shared he is a veteran and we had a lengthy conversation about his life and what he used to do for a profession. He now helps with security at the Austin Street Shelter and helps pick up the trash keeping the shelter clean. He said they allow him to go into the church by himself sometimes to pray. He pointed out many veterans that were homeless and we were serving.

    One man said he’d been homeless 7 days. My heart sank to think how broken he must feel inside.

    One lady asked me to watch her stuff as she went to get coffee and cried when I handed her a cinnamon roll.

    All were very gracious. All were thankful and most had desparity in their eyes.

    I feel the blessing I had today serving them was bigger than anything we gave.

    God bless you for this program!! If you’ll have us, we’d love to do it again next year.

  2. Janice Prince · December 25, 2019

    Hi my name is Janice prince I would live to volunteer to help every thanksgiving and Christmas or when needed

    • Swim Guy · December 27, 2019

      Thanks Janice, we will get together for Christmas next year.

  3. Billie Baker · December 25, 2019

    I was homeless and I’d love to volunteer to help others…

    • Swim Guy · December 27, 2019

      Thanks Billie, we will get together next year for Christmas and we are hoping to add more food trucks and locations stay tuned for more updates later in the fall.

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