RCD changes food pantry hours

Resource Center Dallas’ food pantry will begin extended client shopping hours on Mondays and will have new closing times the rest of the week beginning Aug. 1.

Shopping hours are currently noon to 7 p.m. on Monday and noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The new hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday. The pantry will remain closed Friday through Sunday.

Donation drop-off hours are not changing. They will remain 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The pantry is at 5450 Denton Dr. Cut Off. For more info, call 214-521-3390 or email [email protected].

LEAP Scholarship deadline nears

The deadline to apply for a LEAP scholarship offered by the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce is Aug. 3.

Created in 2009, LEAP — Leadership Education & Advocacy Program — scholarships support youth and nurture the development of leaders in the LGBT community. LGBT students, members of LGBT families and allies who have worked closely with the LGBT community are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be Texas residents, be LGBT or members of LGBT families or allies, and show a commitment to civil and human rights. Applicants should exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities and be actively involved in school and community organizations. The application can be found online at GLBTLeap.org.

Bowling for Justice is Saturday

Youth First Texas Collin County presents Bowling for Justice to raise money for Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest in the shooting of teen lesbian couple Mollie Olgin and Kristene Chapa in Portland, Texas, last month. The group hopes to raise at least $1,000 for the reward.

The fundraiser will be at 8 p.m. July 28 at Plano Superbowl, 2521 K Ave. in Plano. The cost is $25. Tickets are available at CCGLA.org/bowling-for-justice.

Brainstorm at the Belmont Aug. 3

The West Dallas Chamber of Commerce presents Brainstorm at the Belmont on Aug. 3.

Two questions will be answered at the luncheon: What resources are there to help me get started? And are there small, no-interest start-up loans available?

The $25 registration fee includes a boxed lunch from Smoke as well as the information and insights of two guest experts. For more information go to WestDallasChamber.com.