Food for Kids
Nutritious meals are vital to a child’s overall well-being. Through Food for Kids programs, children receive healthy meals all year round. To learn more about any of these programs, contact Food for Kids.
BackPacks for Kids and SummerPacks for Kids
For many children, the only meals they eat each day are provided at school. TAFB’s BackPacks for Kids program provides these children with backpacks full of nutritious foods that they can take home to make sure that they don’t go hungry over the weekend. When school lets out for the summer, TAFB provides its SummerPacks for Kids program in partnership with the City of Fort Worth and its summer meals sites.
Kids Cafes serve children who are at high risk of hunger by providing meals in environments that are safe, accessible and convenient. The nonprofit organizations hosting the cafés offer structured after-school activities such as tutoring, mentoring and physical recreation. The meals are provided with funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), in partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture, as well as financial support from the community.
When the school year ends, TAFB provides free summer meals to children who might otherwise go hungry. Any child under 18 may come to eat for free. No income requirements or registration necessary for a child to eat at a summer meal site. The meals are provided through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) run by the Texas Department of Agriculture and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In-School Snack Program
The In-School Snack program provides healthy snacks to students who experience hunger during the school day. This program does not replace school breakfast or lunch, but rather helps tide students over until their next meal, allowing them to focus in the classroom.
Tarrant Area Food Bank is an equal opportunity provider. Read USDA Nondiscrimination Statement.