For more than 20 years, the City of Fort Worth has held an employee food drive benefiting the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB). As a result of these efforts, last year about 256,000 meals were served to needy individuals and families.
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 13 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 Municipal Court is spearheading the effort, which runs June 3-28.
Just as in years past, a competition will be held to determine which neighborhood can collect the most nonperishable food and donations. The neighborhood that collects the most pounds of food and/or monetary donations will be recognized by Mayor Betsy Price and earns bragging rights as the winner of the neighborhood donation competition.
To learn more, contact Selena Ala at 817-392-6711.
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