North Texas Food Bank and Dallas Theater Center Fight Hunger with Production of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Support neighbors facing hunger by donating food or funds while attending DTC’s annual holiday show.

The Dallas Theater Center (DTC) and North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) are partnering again this holiday season to help provide nutritious food for those facing hunger in North Texas, with its annual fund and food drive in conjunction with the DTC’s hit production of A Christmas Carol.

“Just as Bob Cratchit struggles to provide a holiday meal for his family in A Christmas Carol, our neighbors in every zip code are facing increasingly difficult choices every day – deciding whether to purchase groceries or pay for other necessities such as gas, medicine or utilities. That’s a decision no one should have to make,” said Erica Yaeger, Chief External Affairs Officer for the North Texas Food Bank. “The North Texas Food Bank is grateful for the ongoing partnership with the Dallas Theater Center and its patrons in supporting neighbors across North Texas through donations of food and funds. We could not do what we do in the fight against hunger without the support of our community.”

Since 2007, the Dallas Theater Center has donated nearly $895,000 to the Food Bank, helping provide meals to the more than 640,000 people facing hunger in North Texas. This holiday season, every dollar donated will provide three meals.

“Dallas Theater Center is proud to support the great work that the North Texas Food Bank does in our community,” said Kevin Moriarty, Executive Director of Dallas Theater Center. “During the run of the show, nearly 4,000 students and more than 10,000 adults and children will experience this joyful production and have the opportunity to support the vital work that NTFB does for our community. A Christmas Carol is not only a heartwarming story of love and compassion, but also an inspiration for audiences to help those in need. For the last 16 years, DTC’s audience members have generously donated and provided access to 2.7 million nutritious meals. We are honored to continue our partnership with NTFB to be a small part in making a big difference in our community.” 

The show runs from Nov. 30 through Dec. 30 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre located at 2400 Flora Street in Dallas. DTC will provide a location in the Wyly lobby for patrons to donate canned goods to NTFB and members of the cast will also collect monetary donations after every performance.

Adapted by Kevin Moriarty, Charles Dickens’ classic tale follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s fantastic journey through Christmases past, present and future. Brimming with joyful songs, magical spirits, and holiday cheer, this holiday classic embodies a story of joy, redemption, and the spirit of Christmas.

Tickets are on sale now at and by phone at 214-522- 8499.