Mayor's Day of Concern for the Hungry

$1 donated = 3lbs of food



Monday, May 7th - Friday, May 11th, 2018

In Denton County, an estimated 159,257 people are experiencing hunger. This May, help stem the rising tide of hunger in Denton by becoming a part of the 7th annual Mayor's Day of Concern for the Hungry!

The Mayor's Day of Concern is a collaborative effort between City of Denton Mayor Chris Watts and a large team of local organizations including the Denton Community Food Center, Denton Community Market, Denton County Friends of the Family, Denton County MHMR Center, Denton Hunger Coalition, First Refuge Ministries, Health Services of North Texas, Our Daily Bread, NCTC Corinth Campus, The Salvation Army of Denton, Vision Ministries, and United Way of Denton County. 

Businesses and organizations around Denton will compete to collect the most amount of money and non-perishable food items the week of May 7th to May 11th. Click here to see a list of our current drop-off locations. Be on the look-out, we will be announcing more locations every day leading up to the drive!

Results from the competition will be announced at the Mayor's Day of Concern at the Denton Community Market on Saturday, May 19th at 11:00am. Join us to hear a short message from Mayor Watts about hunger in the Denton community and to find out which businesses or organizations secured first, second, and third place! Find out more about the event here!


Interested in having your business participate?

Contact Alicia at for more information.

Important Tax Information Regarding Your Contribution

Your generous contributions to United Way of Denton County are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

In order to claim a charitable deduction on your income tax return, your electronic contribution must have been received by 5 p.m. on December 30th. Donations made by check and submitted by U.S. mail must have been postmarked by December 31st.

United Way of Denton County routinely provides documentation for tax purposes to all donors who contribute at least $250 via cash, check, credit card, or stock gifts. (For such contributions under $250, you may request a tax receipt by sending an email to Please provide your name, address, approximate date of contribution and amount.) You should expect to receive your tax receipt by U.S. mail no later than January 31st. The IRS requires that gifts made through payroll deduction be documented through earnings statement(s) provided by your employer along with a copy of your pledge card.

Please call 940-566-5851 if you have questions.