Fort Worth Food Bank- 2nd Tues of every month

This is a montly event....Let me apologize in advance for not being there every time but sometimes I have work related travel and projects that prevent me from being there....dont let that deter you from volunteering with the group....just write RAK alongside your name on the nametag you get when you sign in and buddy up with fellow RAK folks....Karen F.

 

Please join us to help sort and pack food into storage boxes for TAFB from 6:00pm to about 7:30pm. This is NOT an event where you can donate food, we're just donating our time! Food sorting activities vary based on need!

Volunteers help make Tarrant Area Food Bank an efficient charity. Each year, more than 5,000 volunteers give more than 55,000 hours of service. Their service empowers the Food Bank and its network of partner charities to feed approximately 280,000 Texans in 13 counties.

Kids 16+ are welcome .

This event occurs on the Second Tuesday of each month, we have a reservation for 20 volunteers. This is a combined meetup with Fort Worth Tarrant County Singles.

OK to bring drinks and snacks, but purses should be locked up.

Closed toe shoes are required for safety.

The families and individuals served by TAFB include:

* Children, who are nearly one-half (43 percent) of all individuals

The network serves:

* Senior citizens on fixed incomes

* Single parents earning minimum wage

* Chronically ill or severely disabled individuals

* Unemployed and laid-off workers

* Homeless families and individuals

The majority of people seeking food assistance were not receiving government benefits in 2009-10. Among all households served by the Tarrant Area Food Bank network:

* Most do not have great numbers of children --- 63 percent of households have three or fewer members and many households consist of one elderly person;

* 30 percent of families with children younger than 18 are headed by single parents;

* 65 percent have a total annual income of less than $15,000, whether from employment, pensions, or some form of Social Security;

* 52 percent are having to choose whether to buy food or pay for utilities.

* 39 percent are forced to choose between paying for medicine/medical care and buying groceries.

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  • Lisa Mummery B.

    Wow, awesome group and much accomplished! Great teamwork! Enjoyed my time, felt great to help.

    2 · May 14, 2013

  • O'Brian

    Good job to everyone that came out tonight. I enjoyed getting to meet some of you. I will see you at the next one.

    2 · May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be running 10-15 min late. Sorry

    May 14, 2013

  • Gary

    I have to work late and won't make it. Your spouse can take my place.

    May 14, 2013

  • Sandra B.

    Can I bring my spouse so he can volunteer also?

    May 14, 2013

  • Karen F

    I have a project due today at work and am going to do my best to finish it early so I can get there by 6 from Las Colinas....If it takes longer than I expect, please accept my apologies for not being there.

    May 14, 2013

  • Jonathan S.

    i have finals

    May 13, 2013

  • Roxanne

    I can't get out of work in time :(

    May 13, 2013

  • Rhonda H.

    Bringing 1 guest

    May 7, 2013

  • Roxanne

    Awesome.

    April 11, 2013

  • Lisa Mummery B.

    Count me in! Bringing a friend, too!

    March 27, 2013

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