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Summer Meals for Kids

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 through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) run by the Texas Department of Agriculture and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.*

During summer 2014, TAFB's Summer Meals for Kids, which is funded through the Summer Food Service Program, served meals at community sites in Tarrant, Parker, Wise and Erath Counties. 

How to Receive Food

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. 

For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, visit

How to Help

Summer Meals are distributed with the help of local schools, churches, community centers and other organizations. If your organization would like to participate in TAFB’s Summer Meals program as a feeding site, please contact TAFB Food for Kids Manager Sarah Centeno at 817-332-9177 or by email.

»Download TAFB Summer Meals (SFSP) feeding site flyer

»Learn about volunteer opportunities


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.

How to Help

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

»Learn about volunteer opportunities



TAFB sponsorship of a Summer Food Service Program

Contact Food for Kids


*Tarrant Area Food Bank is operated in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, which prohibits discrimination on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, political beliefs, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, reprisal and, where applicable, marital status and familial or parental status.