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Neighborhoods will again boost city’s food drive efforts

Posted June 16, 2017

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For more than 20 years, the City of Fort Worth has held an employee food drive benefiting the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB). And in recent years, city employees have collected between $75,000 and $100,000 worth of food and donations each year.

Despite their contributions, the demand on the TAFB — which is the primary source of donated food for hunger-relief charities and a feeding program in 12 North Texas counties — has only increased. Last year, more than 47,000 households that include children, seniors, single parents, the chronically-ill, disabled, unemployed or laid-off workers, the working poor, victims of abuse, and the homeless — many of whom could be a neighbor, co-worker or even a family member — received assistance from the food bank.

This year, the city will again encourage participation from neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Services Department is spearheading the effort, which begins June 19 and runs through July 21.

Just as in years past, a competition will be held to determine which neighborhood can collect the most food and donations. Donations and drop-off sites can be coordinated through city departments and participating neighborhoods.

The neighborhood that collects the most pounds of food and/or monetary donations will be recognized by Mayor Betsy Price and earn bragging rights as the winner of the neighborhood donation competition.

To learn more, call 817-392-5773.

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