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Neighborhoods stage another successful food drive

Posted Aug. 21, 2018 | Last updated Aug. 23, 2018

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Thanks to numerous generous donations, the 2018 City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Food Drive was a huge success. Seven neighborhood organizations competed and collectively donated 2,745 pounds of food and $2,980 in cash to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. This equates to approximately 17,187 meals for those in need.

Prize winners:

Monetary donations
First place: Tanglewood Neighborhood Association.
Second place: Highlands of Willow Springs Neighborhood Association.
Third place: Bomber Heights Neighborhood Association.

Pounds of food donations
First place: Highlands of Willow Springs Neighborhood Association.
Second place: Harriet Creek Ranch Neighborhood Association.
Third place: Ridglea Country Club Neighborhood Association.

Grand Prize Overall (for pounds and dollars):
Tanglewood Neighborhood Association.

Winners will be acknowledged at a future City Council meeting.

Altogether, 15,426 pounds of food and $45,097.90 in cash was raised by 23 city departments and seven neighborhoods - enough to provide 238,345 meals to the Tarrant County residents who need it most.

By comparison, the drive raised 6,111 pounds of food and $29,677.65 in 2017.

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