KIDS' SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAMS
Summer 2013 Meal sites
Tarrant Area Food Bank's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is serving kids at 28 sites in Tarrant, Denton, Parker and Wise Counties. Find a location and its date and times of meals at this Google map. Direct questions to
Sarah Centeno, Food for Kids Coordinator.
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.*
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 2012, we fed up to 3,000 children at 38 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