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TAFB Activated for Hurricane Harvey Relief – How You Can Help

Sept. 7, 2017

Tarrant Area Food Bank continues providing food and support to its 270 partners in 13 North Texas counties. We are committed to ensuring that everyone in our community, including those forced from their homes by the hurricane, has food to eat. As we continue providing support, there are many ways for you to help:

  • Donate funds – Make a donation right now or start a virtual food drive to get friends and family involved.
  • Donate food – You can donate items such as granola bars, canned meat, peanut butter, shelf-stable meal kits, soup and shelf-stable milk.
  • Volunteer – We can’t do the work we do without the support of people like you. Register to volunteer today.

Aug. 30, 2017 

If you have family or friends staying with you who evacuated the cities and towns along the Texas coast or you yourself are a Hurricane Harvey evacuee, Tarrant Area Food Bank can be a resource for you. Visit our Find Food Map to locate a food pantry near you.

TAFB Mobile Pantries are open to all who need help accessing nutritious food. Visit our Mobile Pantry page to download our schedule and find a location near you.

Tarrant Area Food Bank serves hungry families and individuals directly, as well as through partner food pantries in 13 North Texas counties all year long. We are committed to making sure that everyone has nutritious food to eat.

Volunteers

We are very grateful for all of the volunteers who have stepped up to help us sort and pack food for distribution in Quality Control. Due to the amazing response, volunteer shifts in Quality Control for the coming weeks are very limited. We encourage those interested in volunteering to look at our schedule to find the next available shifts. We rely on volunteers like you to get nutritious food out to the community. Thanks for your support.

Aug. 29, 2017 – 1:30 p.m.

Tarrant Area Food Bank is actively seeking volunteers to help sort and pack food for distribution to local food pantries and shelters supporting Hurricane Harvey evacuees. Shifts are three hours long and there are three shifts per day:

9 a.m. – Noon

1 p.m. – 4 p.m

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Volunteers need to be at least 12 years of age with a parent or guardian and everyone is required to wear closed toe shoes. To sign up, go to tafb.org/volunteer.

Financial Donations

Food assistance is needed every day as TAFB distributes 500,000 meals each week. To be sure that people in our community have food to eat, and to help TAFB manage the influx of evacuees to the area, make a financial gift now or call 817-857-7100.

Food Drives

Residents who want to collect food for Tarrant Area Food Bank can drop their collections off at 2600 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, Texas, Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The following items are needed most:

  • Handheld snacks (Ex: granola bars, beef jerky, protein bars)
  • Shelf-stable, pop-top/peel-back meal kits (Ex: chicken salad and cracker kits)
  • Canned soup or chili with pop-top
  • Canned meat with pop-top (Ex: tuna)
  • Single-serve boxes of cereal
  • Packaged nuts, trail mix or dried fruit
  • Peanut butter in plastic jars or packets
  • Individual cups of applesauce or fruits with plastic or pop-top
  • Shelf-stable milk, breakfast shakes or protein shakes
  • Canned fruit or vegetable juice with pop-top

For more information on Tarrant Area Food Bank, visit tafb.org.

Aug. 29, 2017 – 10:00 a.m.

Today, shelters are opening in Fort Worth, Texas to support Hurricane Harvey evacuees. As a result, Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) is mobilizing its disaster relief team to support shelters and its 270 partners across our 13-county area.

How You Can Help
1. Donate Funds

Your donations give TAFB the ability to purchase exactly what is needed. We buy products in bulk, which helps maximize every dollar. Give now.

2. Give Food

You can donate the following items to help with the Hurricane Harvey response:

  • Handheld snacks (Ex: granola bars, beef jerky, protein bars)
  • Shelf-stable pop-top/peel-back meal kits (Ex: chicken salad and cracker kits)
  • Canned soup or chili with pop-top
  • Canned meat with pop-top (Ex: tuna)
  • Single-serve boxes of cereal
  • Packaged nuts, trail mix or dried fruit
  • Peanut butter in plastic jars or packets
  • Individual cups of applesauce or fruits with plastic or pop-top
  • Shelf-stable milk, breakfast shakes or protein shakes
  • Canned fruit or vegetable juice with pop-top

Food drive donation drop-off location:

2600 Cullen St., Fort Worth, Texas (View Map)

Food drive donation drop-off times:

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

3. Volunteer

Volunteers are always needed at TAFB. Whether you are helping sort and pack donations that come in or volunteering at one of our Partner Agencies, we need your help. Register now.

For regular updates on our efforts, continue following our posts on tafb.org/news and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.