Sharing Life is deemed an "essential business" and you are allowed to get food from us during the "Shelter in Place" order.  We will be providing pre-packed bags of food via a drive-through line in our parking lot. The parking lot will be closed until 15 minutes prior to each distribution. No services will be offered inside the facility.

Sharing Life Drive-Thru Food Distribution Schedule for March 30-April 3rd:
Monday: Closed for packing food boxes
Tuesday: 9-11 AM & 2-4 PM
Wednesday: 9- 11 AM (Afternoon - closed for packing)
Thursday: 9-11 AM & 5-7 PM
Friday: 9-11 AM & 2-4 PM
Saturday / Sunday: Closed

ADDRESS: 3544 E. Emporium Circle • Mesquite, TX 75150
PHONE: 972-285-5819

Clients needing financial assistance with rent, mortgage, or utility bills can email your request and documentation to Beth Byrum (Beth@Sharing.Life) . Please call 972.445.7403, if you have additional questions.

As we are experiencing unprecedented numbers, we need your support now more than ever. $1=3 meals
To donate now, please visit:
*Please indicate "COVID-19" as the specific program.
If you have questions about becoming a donor, please contact Shanna O'Shields (Shanna@Sharing.Life).

We are in need of the following kid friendly food items: jelly, easy mac, soup, canned pasta, instant oatmeal, granola bars, cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, fruit cups, etc.

Toiletry items needed: shampoo, soap (bar or liquid), toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers, wipes, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, etc.
Opal J. Smith Drive-thru Food Distribution (Balch Springs residents only):
Sunday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10 AM - Noon  /  3PM - 5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - Noon  /  3 PM - 5 PM
Friday – Saturday: Closed
Clients who need assistance with rent, mortgage, or utility bills can email or fax their request and documentation to Beth Byrum at or Fax to 972 285-0329.
Our clothes closet will be closed.  No clothing donations will be accepted at this time to decrease the number of people visiting our facility.
Our Financial Empower Center Services will follow the DCCCD schedule.  We will update our class schedule as DCCCD updates theirs.
All financial coaching is temporarily suspended, as is our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center.
Our NTFB HUB will remain open to serve our partners. Please address all HUB questions or concerns to Wendy Hardeman at We are asking our HUB partners to remain outside under the awning. A HUB staff member will meet you there to assist you.
Volunteers:  We need groups and individuals to help us prepare the family food bags and do other behind the scenes tasks. We are requesting that no persons over age 60 or those of any age with compromised immune systems volunteer at this time. We love you but want you to stay home, safe and sound.  Please contact Gloria@Sharing.Life to volunteer.
Social distancing is the greatest barrier to transmitting Covid 19. We have plenty of soap, water, hand sanitizer, gloves, and masks available for your use.
Staff and volunteers are asked to park in the rear of the building facing the open field. Our drive through distribution will require us to keep the rest of parking lot open.
 All programs will return to our regular schedule once the pandemic has been abated. Please watch our social media pages and website for ongoing information. 
Partners of the Year:
CDP-Travis Frederick's Blocking Out Hunger Foundation
School-Mesquite ISD McKinney-Vento Team
Faith Partner-Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church-St. Barbara's Philoptochos
Volunteer-Kathy Brewer
Opal J. Smith Volunteer-Linda Moss
Staff Member-Gloria Castillo