Wilkinson Center's food bank is a dynamic service provider for families struggling to escape poverty, providing services throughout Dallas County, with a focus in East and Southeast Dallas including Pleasant Grove. They provide one week’s supply of food each month for qualified families which translates into more than 40,000 pounds of emergency food to hungry Dallas families every month. They serve individuals of all ages and approximately one-third of them are children. Wilkinson Center’s vision is to eliminate generational poverty by addressing clients’ most significant issues: basic human necessities (food and shelter), education and employment. TIAA members helped stock the food pantry on February 10 and assisted clients with their food selections and then they enjoyed lunch together.