School-year BackPacks for Kids
To provide nourishment on weekends for children at high risk of hunger, Tarrant Area Food Bank collaborates with elementary and middle schools to offer its BackPacks for Kids program.
The schools identify the students and Tarrant Area Food Bank provides the backpacks and the food that children can easily access without the help of adults. At the end of the school week, children take home food for themselves and their school-aged siblings.
During the 2012-2013 school year, Tarrant Area Food Bank provided weekend backpacks of kid-friendly food to 35 schools in the counties of Erath, Hamilton, Parker and Tarrant.
SummerPacks for Kids
Each summer, Tarrant Area Food Bank provides its SummerPacks for Kids program in partnership with the City of Fort Worth. The summer feeding program provides weekend food for children at some of the city’s summer lunch sites.
You can read more about the SummerPacks for Kids program here.
Organizations, groups and individuals are invited to help organize food for the BackPacks or SummerPacks by reserving a Wednesday evening from 6 - 9 pm. We are now scheduling for July and later in 2014. If interested, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Becky Gruhl.
For more information about BackPacks for Kids or SummerPacks, please contact us at 817-332-9177 or email Food for Kids.