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Food Available At Multiple Sites Through September

Multiple organizations across Fort Worth are offering food to help families through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since March, the Fort Worth ISD has partnered with multiple organizations to share information and organize food distribution events for families.

The Fort Worth ISD continues to offer free breakfast and lunch Meals To Go to children under 18 twice weekly from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 18 District locations. Adults may pick up meals for students if they can show documents verifying students are in the household. For more information, please visit www.summerfood.org or call the FWISD Child Nutrition Department at 817-814-3540 or 817-814-3500.

Food is available at these locations throughout September:

Food Distribution

1. Monday through Friday, 4- 5:30 p.m.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County

Eastside Branch, 4651 Ramey Ave., Fort Worth, 76105

Main Branch, 608 N. Elm St., Arlington, 76011

Martin Branch, 3123 Avenue G, Fort Worth, 76105

NFW Branch, 2000 Ellis Ave., Fort Worth, 76164

Panther Branch, 1500 Hemphill, Fort Worth, 76104

Curbside individually packaged meals and snacks are available for free to children ages 18 and younger while supplies last at Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County branch locations. Weekly at home learn resources will also be distributed with each meal.

Contact LaToyia Greyer at LGreyer@bgcgtc.org for more information.

2. Monday through Friday, Times vary throughout the summer

Tarrant Area Food Bank Grab-And-Go Meals for Children

Multiple Locations

The Tarrant Area Food Bank is hosting Grab-And-Go Meals for Children events and Mobile Food Pantries for Families throughout the summer at multiple locations.

Need Food Assistance? Call 817-534-0814 to speak with a live representative about access to nutritious food near you. Visit http://tafb.org/find-food for details on where to find food countrywide.

3. Monday and Wednesday, Times vary throughout mid-August

YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth Summer Meals

Multiple Locations

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is serving free meals to youth 18 and under at multiple branch locations. Children will receive meals for multiple days. Learn more here.

4. Friday, July 17, 2020: 9-11 a.m.

Leadership Academy at Forest Oak

3221 Pecos St., Fort Worth, 76119

Contact: Noah Drew, director of Community Education

817-966-8103

Nearby schools that may benefit from the food distribution are shown below.

  • Glen Park ES – 0.4 mile;
  • Harlean Beal ES – 1.0 mile;
  • Christene C. Moss ES – 2.3 miles;
  • David K. Sellars ES – 2.7 miles
  • W. M. Green ES – 2.7 miles; and
  • A. M. Pate ES – 2.8 miles.

Drive-through food distribution. Dairy and produce is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Box Program. Masks must be worn when picking up food.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with farmers, ranchers, specialty crop producers, food processors and distributors, and non-profit organizations to ensure that all Americans have access to the fresh and wholesome food needed during the COVID-19 national emergency. https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/FarmerstoFamiliesFoodBox.pdf.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s FitWorth program is partnering with GoFresh to provide boxes of food to families.

5. Tuesday, July 21 and 28, 9 a.m.

J. Martin Jacquet Middle School

2501 Stalcup Road

The FWISD Family Action Center hosts weekly Family Drive-Through Food Box Distribution events. Approximately 1,000 boxes are distributed weekly. Food is available while supplies last.

Email carlos.walker@fwisd.org for additional details.

6. Thursday, July 23, 2020: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Cowtown Neighborhood Farmers Market: Southeast Fort Worth

Grace Temple SDA Church

4200 E. Berry St., Fort Worth, 76105

Offers locally grown produce and artisan goods grown or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth.

Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers and the Lone Star card (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits) for eligible items as well as credit and debit cards and cash are accepted. These markets support WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and FMNP clients, and are open to the public. Note: Access to parking will open no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

7. Tuesday, July 28, 2020: 9-11 a.m.

Cowtown Neighborhood Farmers Market: Haltom City

The Wisdom Center

4051 Denton Highway, Haltom City, 76117

Offers locally grown produce and artisan goods grown or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth.

Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers and the Lone Star card (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits) for eligible items as well as credit and debit cards, and cash are accepted. These markets support WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and FMNP clients, and are open to the public. Note: Access to parking will open no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

8. Tuesday, August 11, 2020: 9-11 a.m.

Dan Dipert CTE Center

Cowtown Neighborhood Farmers Market: Arlington

2201 Browning Drive, Arlington, 76010

Offers locally grown produce and artisan goods grown or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth.

Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers and the Lone Star card (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits) for eligible items as well as credit and debit cards, and cash are accepted. These markets support WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and FMNP clients, and are open to the public. Note: Access to parking will open no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

9. Thursday, August 20, 2020: 9-11 a.m.

Cowtown Neighborhood Farmers Market: South Fort Worth

Christ Lutheran Church

4409 Sycamore School Road, Fort Worth, 76133

Offers locally grown produce and artisan goods grown or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth.

Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers and the Lone Star card (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits) for eligible items as well as credit and debit cards, and cash are accepted. These markets support WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and FMNP clients, and are open to the public. Note: Access to parking will open no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

10. Thursday, August 27, 2020: 9-11 a.m.

Cowtown Neighborhood Farmers Market: South Fort Worth

Christ Lutheran Church

4409 Sycamore School Road, Fort Worth, 76133

Offers locally grown produce and artisan goods grown or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth.

Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers and the Lone Star card (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits) for eligible items as well as credit and debit cards, and cash are accepted. These markets support WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and FMNP clients, and are open to the public. Note: Access to parking will open no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

11. Tuesday, September 1, 2020: 9-11 a.m.

Cowtown Neighborhood Farmers Market: Haltom City

The Wisdom Center

4051 Denton Highway, Haltom City, 76117

Offers locally grown produce and artisan goods grown or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth.

Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers and the Lone Star card (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits) for eligible items as well as credit and debit cards, and cash are accepted. These markets support WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and FMNP clients, and are open to the public. Note: Access to parking will open no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

12. Tuesday, September 15, 2020: 9-11 a.m.

Cowtown Neighborhood Farmers Market: Haltom City

The Wisdom Center

4051 Denton Highway, Haltom City, 76117

Offers locally grown produce and artisan goods grown or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth.

Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers and the Lone Star card (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits) for eligible items as well as credit and debit cards, and cash are accepted. These markets support WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and FMNP clients, and are open to the public. Note: Access to parking will open no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

For the complete Tarrant Area Mobile Food Pantry Schedule, visit https://www.tafb.org/wp-content/uploads/mobile/mobile-pantry-schedule.pdf.

Other food resources are also available:

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