FWISD Partners with TAFB To Host Three Food Distribution Events February 19-22
(Thursday, February 18, 2021) -- The Fort Worth ISD is partnering with Tarrant Area Food Bank to host two additional mobile food distribution events for families impacted by recent winter weather, February 19-22.
In addition to the weekly Mega Mobile Market, held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday at FWISD’s Herman Clark Stadium, two additional food distributions will take place at the stadium this week – 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 20and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, February 22. Herman Clark Stadium is located at 5201 CA Roberson Blvd.
All three events are open to the public and will provide fresh, nutritious food on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“TAFB realizes the increased need communities are facing this week, due to the extreme weather, power outages and lack of food resources at several local grocery stores,” TAFB officials wrote in a recent statement. “All four events are open to the public and are intended for anyone who needs food assistance.”
Additionally, TAFB will host an Emergency Food Box Distribution from 1 to 4 p.m. today, February 18, 2021 at its Distribution Center, located at 2600 Cullen St. in Fort Worth. SNAP assistance is available at this event.
TAFB is seeking volunteers to assist with registration, traffic control and food distribution at the upcoming Herman Clark Stadium events. Sign up to volunteer at tafb.galaxydigital.com.
In January, TAFB announced that it will continue partnering with FWISD to host a weekly Mega Mobile Market at Herman Clark Stadium through May 21, 2021. The TAFB has provided meals through the Mega Mobile Market to families since September 4, 2020. Organizers planned to provide meals for 1,500 families, many of whom are dealing with unemployment due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the number of families served weekly has doubled.
The Fort Worth ISD will continue to update a list of area locations offering winter weather resources hereas information becomes available.