Fort Worth ISD Creates Database of Local Resources for Students and Families
Fort Worth ISD has researched the available resources that provide food and supplies to students and families in Fort Worth during this challenging time. The District is working with the Tarrant Area Food Bank, churches, and other dedicated partner organizations to help families meet their nutritional and health needs. The City of Fort Worth, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA and other groups are also working hard to provide meals-to-go and boxes of food to families.
Because so many groups have come forward to meet the needs in our community, the District has created a database that lists the numerous available sites where families can access meals and food. We are eager to share this important information so that our students, families and community members can take advantage of as many resources as possible during this time of uncertainty.
Everyone who is helping understands the importance of staying safe. Each organization uses their own volunteers or staff and follows necessary safety precautions when distributing food at their sites. In order to maintain safety at all levels, those who need assistance should practice social distancing and follow the instructions provided at each location. Each organization also has their own days and hours of operation, so families should check the database carefully to make sure a feeding site is open before going there to ensure they receive their meals.