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Food Pantries

A food pantry  is an emergency/supplemental food distribution program that provides groceries to clients in need. Pantries have regular, published distribution times. Food is consumed off-site. Examples of this type of program are:

  • Church or faith-based organization pantries
  • Community Centers
  • Social Service organizations, faith and non-faith based
  • Senior Citizen Programs


Mobile Pantries

Tarrant Area Food Bank offers several types of mobile programs which supplies selected Partner Agencies with fresh and frozen foods along with some nonperishable groceries to a site hosted by the agency.  Read more about Mobile Pantries...


Meal and Snack Programs

Meal Program - An agency that provides meals to clients on-site at regularly scheduled hours. Examples of this type of program are:

  • Soup Kitchens

  • Emergency Shelters

  • Senior Citizen Centers

  • Low-income child care programs

Snack Program - An agency that provides a snack to clients on-site on a regular basis. Examples of this type of program are:

  • After School Programs

  • Low Income/Sliding Scale Child Care

  • Senior Citizen Centers

For more information on our In-School Snack Program click here.

Some programs may fall into more than one of the above categories.


Kinds of Food Offered

In a year, TAFB distributes over 26 million pounds of fresh and shelf stable food products donated by our corporate food partners, Feeding America and local food drives.  For more information about the types of food distributed to our partner agencies, click here.