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Photo gallery: Stop Six food distribution aims to reduce food stress, increase learning

Early in the morning on Aug. 11 cars lined alongside Stalcup Road to receive meals from the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

“We help the community, especially here in Stop Six, because it’s one of the areas with more poverty,” said Alma Pohler, a Fort Worth ISD volunteer specialist. “The more we help the families to have less stress at home, the better learning environment for the kids.”

The mobile food distribution program, which happens the second Thursday of every month, prepared to feed 700 people. Residents picked food up from New Life Christian Fellowship Church of God in Christ, 5429 Cox St.

Volunteers from the Fort Worth ISD Action Center, the New Life Christian Fellowship Church of God in Christ and Fort Worth ISD students gathered at 8 a.m., to prepare boxes of canned goods, frozen chicken legs and fruits and vegetables.

“This time of the year is back to school so a lot of churches or schools have a demand. We’re going to be really busy for the next two or three weeks,” said Charles Hodges, the director at the Fort Worth ISD Action Center. “Then it’ll kind of settle down a little bit more into a routine.”

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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