Fort Worth Food Bank- 2nd Tues of every month

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.

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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  • Miea

    What a blast! It was wonderful serving with such a fantastic group of people. Can't wait for our next outing!

    2 · January 15, 2014

  • Rocky V.

    Great evening! Wonderful to meet so many willing hearts! See ya next month.

    2 · January 15, 2014

  • Pam M.

    Everyone worked well together. This was my first time to meet everyone. I'll definitely be back to help next month.

    3 · January 15, 2014

  • Christina

    I'm sorry, but the traffic is pretty rough out here and I'm coming from Dallas. I will be late as well.

    1 · January 14, 2014

    • Michelle

      that makes two of us

      January 14, 2014

  • Nitika

    Got out of wo k late ad headed over now. Will be about 15 mons late!

    January 14, 2014

  • Pam M.

    love to join and help others :-)

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • @npclyndalizeth_fit

    Hi I would love to give back! :-)

    2 · January 6, 2014

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