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Northeast Times | October 22, 2021

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Neighborhoods will again boost city’s food drive efforts

Neighborhoods will again boost city’s food drive efforts

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.