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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  • Karen K

    Looking forward to this. I will be bringing two others with me.

    1 · February 10, 2014

    • Karen F

      Good to see you tonight karen

      February 11, 2014

    • Karen K

      Thanks Karen -- I had a great time. It was nice to see you!

      1 · February 11, 2014

  • Pam M.

    Sorry we won't be able to attend tonight, will see you next month

    February 11, 2014

    • Karen F

      okay see you soon

      February 11, 2014

  • Muneerah Y.

    Don't think will be able to make it

    February 11, 2014

    • Karen F

      Hope to see you soon

      February 11, 2014

  • Danielle

    Sorry, wish I could come but I started getting sick again. :-(

    February 11, 2014

    • Karen F

      Get well see you soon

      February 11, 2014

  • David

    Great group! Thanks Karen!

    February 11, 2014

    • Karen F

      Thank you for coming out and joining us

      February 11, 2014

  • Bob

    I might have to miss this. I am coming from Frisco, which is about an hour away. The "wintry mix" forecast has me worried.

    February 11, 2014

    • Karen F

      This is an every month event....You need to stay safe!!

      1 · February 11, 2014

  • Rocky V.

    With this weather, I will miss tonight's event. Next time!

    February 6, 2014

    • Karen F

      Next Tuesday Rocky

      February 6, 2014

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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