Tarrant Area Food Bank is working round the clock to help families in need of food and other everyday products just when more and more people are struggling for food, mostly impacted by rising inflation and high food prices.
According to recent data, about 4 million people living in Texas experience food insecurity. That’s why a nonprofit organization called Feeding Texas is trying to help as many Texans as possible across the state in an effort to end hunger in the state.
Ahead of the start of the 2022-23 school year, the Tarrant Area Food Bank confirmed that the non-profit is about to host several food distribution events in the upcoming days and help parents of students in need who will have additional expenses with the start of the school year. In addition, officials with the local food bank said that one of the well-known locations will operate more days to serve as many people in need as possible.
The mobile event that previously took place on Fridays at W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City, will now be held every Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. at The Met Church, located at 11301 North Riverside Drive in Fort Worth. The Tarrant Area Food Bank confirmed that this change will remain permanent as the first event is set to take place on August 6.
In addition, Tarrant County Food Bank said that there will be changes to its west facility at Mission Market at 112 Winners Circle in Weatherford. The local food bank decided to expand the number of working days and hours. Mission Market’s location will now be open four days a week, including Monday and Thursday from 4-7 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tarrant County Food Bank is helping thousands of families in the North Texas area. The local food bank serves 13 counties in North Texas: Tarrant, Bosque, Cooke, Denton, Erath, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell and Wise. More than one third of those served by the Tarrant Area Food Bank and its network are children.
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, a growing number of people are seeking help from the Tarrant Area Food Bank and the non-profit is in constant search of donations and volunteers. Those interested in donating or volunteering are encouraged to visit the Tarrant County Food Bank’s website.