COMMISSARY IS VERY NECESSARY INC
- Arts & Culture
- Education & Literacy
Location1431 HONOR DRDESOTO, TX 75115 United States
Commissary is Very Necessary is dedicated to improving the lives of communities affected by child hunger, environmental racism, and unemployment. Our mission is to empower and enrich underprivileged communities by providing access to essential resources such as nutritious food, health services, employment opportunities, and educational programs. We strive to improve the quality of life for all individuals and create a sustainable and thriving community through compassionate service, partnerships, and advocacy.
Commissary is Very Necessary also known as CIVN was founded by Marcus Russell in 2019 to combat the gun violence in South Dallas apartment complex. Marcus, along with other activist in the communities, created an after school program in the apartment complexes experiencing gun violence and reduce the violence in the community.
- Marcus Russell, President of CIVN, gave a lecture to the Dallas Sierra Club on what CIVN is doing to combat social and environmental justice in the South East Dallas area off Interstate I-45. The lecture was given Jan 14, 2020. Commissary is Very Necessary won the Environmental Justice Organization of the year award for the great state of Texas from the Lone Star Sierra Club. for our work with the Dallas Ecological Devastation Tour.
We gave over 1000 gifts to over 300 kids in the 2021 and 2022 Holiday seasons. And expect to give double that this Holiday 2023 season. Our Community Beautification and Healing Days bring activist, residents, and management in underserved apartments in Dallas, TX. We conduct wellness screenings by checking their blood pressure, oxygen and glucose levels, clean the whole complex, pass out books, feed the people and register them to vote.