WHAT: Tarrant Area Food Bank’s (TAFB’s) Mega Mobile Events kick-off the Holidays in November with food distributions through Tarrant Area Food Bank in Tarrant County, TAFB West in Parker County and TAFB North in Denton County and all in partnership with THE BIG GOOD, MW Cares and Albertsons/Tom Thumb. These holiday food distributions will distribute nutritious holiday meals throughout the next couple weeks and will include, in most cases, food to have a family dinner in and around Thanksgiving. All mobile events through the Tarrant Area Food Bank and their North and West facilities are open to nearby residents.
“Now more than ever, the need is great as the end of pandemic-era relief efforts, inflation and the high cost of food is making it harder for the neighbors we serve to afford basic necessities.” said Julie Butner, President and CEO of the Tarrant Area Food Bank. “And we want to help ensure they will have a holiday family meal to prepare together.”
Food banks across the Feeding America network continue to see high demands for critical food and nutrition resources. Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual report, Household Food Security in the United States in 2022, which showed the number of people living in food insecure households in the United States in 2022 increased to 44 million (1 in 7), including 13 million children (1 in 5). TAFB has observed similar levels of food insecurity locally and underscores the importance in Congress passing a FY2024 Appropriations Bill and the 2023 Farm Bill, to ensure no neighbor goes hungry. The Tarrant Area Food Bank stand committed to ensuring our neighbors will not go hungry this holiday season through several food distributions.
Tarrant Area Food Bank Mobile feeding programs in November:
- Friday, November 17; THE BIG GIVE; 8 a.m. -Noon at AT&T Stadium; 1 AT&T Way Arlington, TX 76011 in partnership with Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, MW Cares, Albertsons/Tom Thumb and THE BIG GOOD
- Saturday, November 18; 8a-Noon at True Love Sanctuary; 1911 Yuma Fort Worth 76104
- Thursday, November 16; 5p-7p at Weatherford High School; 2121 Bethel Road Weatherford 76087
- Tuesday, November 21; UNT Lot 20(old Fouts Field parking lot); 9-11a; 700 North Texas Blvd. Denton 76201
WHY: Skyrocketing costs, particularly for food, continue to bring uncertainty for many families as to where their next meal will come from. The high cost of groceries is more than enough to stretch household budgets to the breaking point for millions of families. Thousands of our neighbors are turning to food banks for support. Further, the Tarrant Area Food Bank is preparing for increased demands for emergency food this holiday season with a looming potential government shutdown on November 17th, just days before the holidays.
TAFB is seeking volunteers to assist at these Mega Mobile distributions. Sign up to volunteer at tafb.galaxydigital.com
TARRANT AREA FOOD BANK (TAFB: Communities where everyone has the food they need. Through our network of over 450 partner agencies, TAFB provides access to over 1M nutritious meals weekly to children and adults facing hunger. This work resulted in 40 million pounds of nutritious food distributed in fiscal year 2022. Learn more at www.TAFB.org