The work of Tarrant Area Food Bank would not be possible without the dedicated support of our network of 270 Partner Agencies in 13 North Texas counties. As part of our network, these agencies are eligible for a number of benefits listed below.
If you are interested in becoming a TAFB Partner Agency, please review our eligibility criteria and then fill out our Prospective TAFB Partner Agency Form. Please note that completion of this form does not guarantee a partnership. We appreciate your support of our mission and encourage you to explore the many other opportunities to help us in this work.
- Please visit our Volunteer page to learn more about our volunteer opportunities and register as an individual or a group.
- In addition, please visit our Find Food map to locate TAFB Partner Agencies near you who you may be able to connect with.
Food and Non-food Product Benefits for TAFB Partner Agencies
- USDA commodities are distributed by TAFB on behalf of the USDA and the Texas Department of Agriculture. These products are offered under strict guidelines and provide us an additional assortment of grains, canned meats, canned vegetables and dried milk, as well as frozen meats and fresh vegetables.
- Fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and dairy products are given to TAFB continuously from many sources, and are often first quality, but more than the donor can use. Additionally, many of our fresh fruits and vegetables have been gleaned for us and are shipped directly from the growing areas. Varieties and quantities vary daily. Fresh breads and dairy products are FREE to our network.
- Case lots are full cases donated to TAFB packaged in original factory case lots. These products are available only in full cases and include frozen meats, frozen entrees, frozen soups and sauces, dry goods, canned goods, beverages, and cleaning, health and beauty supplies.
- Reclaimed product that has been donated because the packaging may have been damaged; products/labels may have been discontinued; overproduction occurred during manufacturing and processing; or simply the processor has generously provided this product. Additionally, many items are donated by the community during food drives and other promotions on behalf of TAFB. Reclaimed product includes canned goods, dry goods, frozen products, and health and beauty supplies.
- Frozen meals are produced in limited numbers by TAFB’s Community Kitchen for distribution by Partner Agencies.
Additional Benefits Offered to TAFB Partner Agencies
- Free conferences and workshops on topics suggested by agency partners
- Collaboration opportunities
- Training for ServSafe (food safety) certification in food handling
- Various nutrition services programs that provide food recipients with information while they wait for services and classes on nutrition, budgeting, food preparation and food safety
- Community Gardening expertise and support to involve your clients in creating and maintaining community gardens
- Social Services are available at your site to help your pantry participants fill out SNAP (and Medicaid and TANF) applications, as well as answer any questions about benefits.