Our Mission

Since 1941, the Dickey family has taken pride in serving slow-smoked barbecue in their local communities. Today, the Dickey family and its family of restaurants takes pride in serving those who serve our communities such as, firefighters, EMTs, frontline medical workers and law enforcement.

This evolution in community involvement and civic stewardship is The Dickey Foundation. The foundation, enthusiastically led by Maurine Dickey, supports local law enforcement, firefighters and their families. The foundation is national, yet the support is intensely local — benefiting law enforcement and firefighters who put their lives on the line every day, serving the public. This is a way for Dickey’s Barbecue to serve in return.

The Dickey Foundation also creates partnerships between law enforcement and communities that are crucial in orchestrating crime reduction programs and initiatives .


The foundation indirectly serves by providing educational programs to the public that will enhance safety, build career awareness, encourage volunteer opportunities and provide funds to enhance these services .

In The Community

During the 2019 holiday season, The Dickey Foundation partnered with The Angel Tree Foundation to fulfill the Christmas wish lists for twenty five children involved in three Dallas Police Dept./Youth Outreach programs: Police Activities League (PAL), Explorers and Junior Explorers. We were honored to bring some joy, gifts and smiles to these wonderful children.

In the aftermath of the October 2019 tornados that brought destruction and despair to North Texas, The Dickey Foundation provided over 400 meals to First Responders assisting in disaster relief efforts.

On Friday, June 2, 2017, HEB/Central Market showed their support of the men and women of Dallas law enforcement with a generous donation to the Invest in a Vest program. This support will provide life-saving resources to 50 officers using the best technology for safety and durability. Click here to sponsor the life of an officer by contributing to Invest in a Vest .