School-year BackPacks for Kids
To provide nourishment on weekends for children at high risk of hunger, Tarrant Area Food Bank collaborates with elementary and middle schools to offer its BackPacks for Kids program.
The schools identify the students and Tarrant Area Food Bank provides the backpacks and the food that children can easily access without the help of adults. At the end of the school week, children take home food for themselves and their school-aged siblings.
During the 2013-2014 school year, Tarrant Area Food Bank is providing weekend backpacks of kid-friendly food to 45 schools in seven counties (Tarrant, Erath, Hamilton, Hill, Johnson, Parker and Somervell).
SummerPacks for Kids
Each summer, Tarrant Area Food Bank provides its SummerPacks for Kids program in partnership with the City of Fort Worth and its Summer Nutrition sites. We also provide SummerPacks in partnership with some of our Summer Food Service Program meal sites.
Organizations, groups and individuals are invited to help organize food for the BackPacks or SummerPacks by reserving a Wednesday evening from 6 - 9 pm. We are now scheduling for July and later in 2014. If interested, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Becky Gruhl.
For more information about BackPacks for Kids or SummerPacks, please contact us at 817-332-9177 or email Food for Kids.