KIDS' SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAMS
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.*
Meal sites needed for Summer 2014
Tarrant Area Food Bank's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is now taking applications from organizations interested in serving summer meals to children in 2014. Prospective meal sites are asked to complete the SFSP Application. Download the application, a Word Document which may take up to 30 seconds to appear. Fill it in on your computer. Save the completed document. Email it as an attachment to
Sarah Centeno, Food for Kids Coordinator.
During Summer 2013, Tarrant Area Food Bank's Summer Food Service Program served meals to kids at 30-plus sites in Tarrant, Denton, Parker and Wise Counties.
What, Where, When, How of SFSP
These summer meal sites can be at community centers, apartment complexes, churches and other locations throughout the communities. Tarrant Area Food Bank serves as a sponsor of SFSP feeding sites; the program is run by the Texas Department of Agriculture and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
There are no income requirements or registration. Any child under age 18 may come to eat. 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.
SFSP in Texas
Texas families can find other nearby summer meal sites and more information by calling 2-1-1 or through the Texas Department of Agriculture at http://www.squaremeals.org/Portals/8/geomap/Mappage.htm.
For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, visit www.summerfood.org.
SummerPacks for Kids
In the summer of 2010, we began a partnership with the City of Fort Worth to distribute weekend food to children from impoverished and low-income neighborhoods at high risk of hunger during the summer.
During summer 2013, we 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
Food for Kids
Volunteer with BackPacks/SummerPacks for Kids or Summer Food Service Program