To The Longview Dream Center

Who We Are

The Longview Dream Center exists to fight hunger and provide resources and quality programs that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of our city and region.

The Longview Dream Center exists to provide resources and programs to the people of Longview and the greater East Texas region.

Whats happening at LDC!

LifeSource Feeding Program provides food assistance every Tuesday and Thursday of the month.  Serving times are 4-6 pm.  An ID is required to receive food assistance.

Free Clothing are distributed every Wednesday – Saturday from 9a – 1 p.

Our LifeSkills classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 6 PM.

Our Senior Box Program is served every first and third Wednesday of the month.

That Time of the Year

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thanksgivingOne year ago we were so excited to provide a turkey for over 300 families.  Our excitement for this year is equally matched by many of our staff and the friends of the Dream Center.

Here at the Dream Center our heart rate rises every time we sow into the lives of others.  Our motto is find a need and fill it.  One of the greatest needs this time of year is to make sure that everyone has an adequate Thanksgiving meal and that no one suffers hunger.

Our main efforts is to be a catalyst for fighting hunger and become an education center to empower others.

As we make this one of our primary passions we also desire to empower and encourage our guests and clients.  Every person who walks through our doors deserves deep love and highest dignity.  We also consider it a privilege from God for us to serve others.

We serve our clients our Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6pm. Our food distribution is called LifeSource.  In our desire to plant love and dignity to our clients we shifted from handing them a box of food to allowing our clients to select their own food.

We call this a Choice Pantry. This also gives our volunteers the opportunity to better engage our clients and plant some love, hope, and inspiration. This also helps us to discover other ways we could serve the family or get personally involved.

We are committed to make an impact and to make a difference in our city as we endeavor to inspire others to join us to make a better Longview and a better East Texas. 


Thanksgiving Outreach

In the next 10 days we are focused on our Thanksgiving Outreach. Once again this year our goal is to provide 300 turkeys to families in Longview and East Texas.  This is so rewarding and such a blessing for many.  Our greatest reward is to see a smile and to hear the gratefulness from those who feel encouraged by our efforts.

We realize that we can only do this with your assistance.




We are humbly appreciative of every gift and every person who has made the Dream Center so effective over the last 20 months.

Many are asking what can we do?  Here is a few suggestions.

  1. You can make a donation here on the home page.  Just click on the PayPal button.
  2. You can become a food assistance partner by giving a regular monthly donation.paypal
  3. You can report to us any child or family that is suffering from hunger.
  4. You can make a difference by joining a volunteer team.

If you would like to serve at the Dream Center just click the volunteer button at the top of  the home page.

We would love to hear from you, please leave a comment.

"I am always treated with love and respect when I am there"

− Nancy

"The LDC is changing lives everyday by seeing needs in our community and meeting those needs"

− Paul

""These people are moved and motivated by Love and Compassion""

− Jim




From Our Founder

Things have changed since I was a child.  I remember leaving home early in the morning and returning to the house just before supper.  This was back in the days.  The days when a kid could roam the streets safely, ride their bikes in the neighborhoods for miles and miles, and anybody would feed us lunch because we were from the same community.

The famous African Proverb of “it takes a village to raise a child is still true.” 

The struggle today is our communities are no longer safe.  Kids have to be watched and protected from predators. Oftentimes the predators are of own household.  There is no doubt that children today are a major concern, even in most American cities.

We have experienced the epidemic of child molestation and now it has come to our attention that kids are being trafficked, sold, and used as sex toys. We used to think that this was done only in foreign countries and potentially in large cities like LA, Detroit,or Chicago.

Most recently we have discovered that sex trafficking has been happening in many communities both large and small.  It has surfaced and been rumored to my desk that some parents are selling their kids bodies for the exchange of drugs.

These scenarios are brutally true and most of us are unaware.  These disgusting selfish acts are often hidden in poverty stricken areas and done mostly in the shadows and under the cover of darkness.  If these hideous acts are not enough we have another hidden enemy in our community.  It is the enemy called hunger.

Hunger is also a silent hidden enemy and we cannot compare the effects of it to the devastation of sex trafficking.

But can we minimize the agony of a hungry child by facing this grave reality and taking a positive action against hunger.

It is hard to fathom that we have hungry kids in our neighborhoods right here in Gregg County.  Here are the actual stats from our county records.

Income is 9.6% less than the national average.

19.3% of people live in food insecure homes.

24.2% of children live in these same homes.

That’s 7520 children at risk of hunger every day in Gregg County.
The Dream Center is committed to fight hunger and to provide food assistance to families that qualify.  We are not just a food supplier, but we make sure the food is distributed to families with a legitimate need.  This is truly a collaborative program with the East Texas Food Bank and our sponsors and donors.
Our desire to distribute, serve and support our clients is a continued source of growth and opportunity to our entire city.  Our relationship with the East Texas Food Bank has proven to be significant in improving and expanding the quality of the food we serve.
We recently added a line of produce that provides delicious fruits and vegetables.  The quality of this type of food fuels the bodies, improves the health of all, and adds a sense of satisfaction to the hungered.
We are anxious to continue serving quality food to our community and our city.  There is much more to do and even better ways to provide for these kids and their families.
 What can you do?
1. You can make a donation at www.longviewdreamcenter.com
2. You can become a food assistance partner by giving a regular monthly donation.
3. You can report to us any child or family that is suffering from hunger

4. You can become a regular volunteer at the Dream Center.