The pantry will be open during the summer at every Thursday starting at 2:00 pm until gone!An effort by North Texas Healthy Communities to make fresh produce and healthy groceries more accessible to Tarrant County families is getting a major boost, thanks to a grant from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), with funds administered by Tarrant County. The Good For You Pantry program received ARPA funding to open its 11th location at Fort Worth ISD’s C.C. Moss Elementary, with nine more pantries slated to open throughout Tarrant County by the end of 2024.
Access to affordable, healthy food is a critical social determinant that can greatly affect physical and mental health outcomes, especially in children. According to county data, 22% of Tarrant County households and 36% of Dallas households have no vehicle and live more than a mile from a grocery store or supermarket; more than 800,000 people across Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, and Collin counties experience food insecurity; and more than 25% of children in North Texas are food insecure.
Traditional food pantries generally offer nonperishable, processed foods. The Good For You Pantry program is focused on supplementing those efforts with fresh fruits and vegetables, along with other healthy staples, often culturally relevant for the community each pantry serves. Some pantries also offer diapers and toiletries. Families choose the items they take home, just as when they shop in a store.Moss Parents, don’t forget that our pantry will always be open on every Thursday starting at 12:00 pm until gone! Our doors are always open!This pantry is made possible by: Fiscal Recovery Fund (FRF); American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds administered by Tarrant County. To learn more about Tarrant County ARPA, log onto www.tarrantcounty.com/recovery