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RAK Volunteer Night at FW Food Bank

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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  • A former member
    A former member

    it my first event with RAK and first time at Food Bank, glad to meet the other ladies.

    November 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really had a fun time with the ladies in our group to fill boxes. Even though it was a rough start (unorganized at the Food Bank) once we got our bearings of what we needed to do, we were having fun. All I can say is 42.1 lbs came up a lot!! Inside joke! I'm ready to go Meet up again.

    November 14, 2012

  • Anne S.

    It was a good new experience. I finally met some RAK members...Beth, Minnie, Corina and Karen. I love teamwork. I've missed it in my life.

    November 14, 2012

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