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Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Nearly half (49 percent) of students in the region served by Tarrant Area Food Bank participate in free or reduced-price school meals programs that provide breakfast and lunch five days a week.  When school is out, these students can receive free meals as part of the Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP) run by the Texas Department of Agriculture and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.*

Tarrant Area Food Bank SFSP

During Summer 2014, Tarrant Area Food Bank's Summer Food Service Program served meals to kids at community sites in Tarrant, Parker, Wise and Erath Counties. 

Any child under age 18 may come to eat for free. There are no income requirements or registration necessary for a child to eat at a SFSP site. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Families can find nearby summer meal sites and more information by calling 2-1-1 or online at  A family enters its ZIP Code to find summer feeding sites near them. These summer meal sites are at community centers, apartment complexes, churches and other locations throughout communities. 

For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, visit


SummerPacks for Kids

SummerPacks June 2010

Tarrant Area Food Bank began a partnership with the City of Fort Worth in the summer of 2010 to distribute weekend food to children from impoverished and low-income neighborhoods at high risk of hunger during the summer.

During summer 2013, Tarrant Area Food Bank fed up to 2,400 children at 35 of the City of Fort Worth Summer Nutrition sites.

Organizations, groups and individuals are invited to help organize food for the BackPacks or SummerPacks by reserving a Wednesday evening in Warehouse Quality Control.



TAFB sponsorship of a Summer Food Service Program

Contact Food for Kids

View opportunities to volunteer with BackPacks/SummerPacks for Kids or the Summer Food Service Program at


* The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political beliefs, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, marital status or familial or parental status.