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School Supply Giveaway

The Community Food Bank hosted its annual School Supplies Giveaway on Saturday, August 10. Rev. Karen Harris, the Community Food Bank's Executive Coordinator shared the following about the event: "Today, the Community Food Bank is passing out school supplies to parents who preregistered prior to today. We are glad to say that this year we are using supplies from the Fort Worth ISD list of school supplies and are able to…

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Volunteer Profile: Amazon (July 31)

Thank you to Amazon for once again serving at the Community Food Bank during one of our busiest days when we have two food lines available to the public. One of the volunteers today was Stacy Johnson, who has served at the Community Food Bank with Amazon at least once a month throughout 2019. She is an FC Associate 1 with Amazon, which she describes this way: "If you order something,…

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Volunteer Profile: Chase Bank

For the first time in our history, our clients were served by three banks on a single day: The Community Food Bank, The Tarrant Area Food Bank, and Chase Bank! Thank you to the 17 managers of local Chase banks for serving on both our regular food pantry line and on the TAFB's mobile pantry line. Reggie Rush, an Executive Director with Chase in Fort Worth, shared that many of…

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Summer Reading Program

The Community Food Bank's 2019 Summer Reading Program launched today with a special book reading by local children's author, Dr. Lynda Mubarak. Dr. Mubarak is a seasoned former educator who continues to share her love of teaching with children through her Stations for Kids book series (see Amazon for more). Today's session featured the reading of Maxine Listens. Dr. Mubarak shared the following about today's event: "I enjoyed the first…

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Volunteer Profile: United City Church

Thank you to volunteers from United City Church for serving at the Community Food Bank on Saturday! According to their Facebook page, "We are a brand new, life-giving church in Fort Worth that exists to unite people far from God and bring them close to him." Jessi Williams, a member of the church, shared the following about the church: "We are a church plant, and we have been in the…

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Volunteer Profile: Grace Presbyterian Church

Thank you to the youth and sponsors of Grace Presbyterian Church from Round Rock, Texas, for volunteering today at the Community Food Bank. Eight teenagers and 3 adult sponsors spent the morning filling and delivering boxes on our food pantry line. Brad Chapin, one of the adult sponsors, shared about his church's program: "We are trying to get outside of our community and expose them to needs. Every year, we…

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Volunteer Profile: Texas Wesleyan University’s Upward Bound

Thirty students from the Upward Bound program at Texas Wesleyan University volunteered at the Community Food Bank on Monday, July 8. Natalie Thomas, who has served at TWU for 6 years after graduating from there in 2004, is the coordinator of the program. She describes the program as helping first-generation, low-income students prepare for and eventually enroll in college. Students in the program come from the following 4 FWISD high schools:…

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Volunteer Days with the RECH Foundation and Jackson State University

Thank you to both the RECH Foundation and honors students from Jackson State University for spending two full days volunteering at the Community Food Bank! Pauline Rogers founded the RECH Foundation in 1982 along with her husband, Frederick. The organization's mission is "Stewarding, valuing, restoring, and providing hope to individuals, families, and communities impacted by crime and incarceration." Pauline, who also serves as the Program Director, shared, "We have been partners with…

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Thank you to our BNSF Volunteers!

Thank you to BNSF Railway for sending a large team of volunteers to the Community Food Bank today! Casey Gourley, the General Director of Strategic Studies & Cost/Profitability at BNSF Railway Company shared about today's visit: "Every year we do a United Way Campaign at BNSF, and one of the things we really encourage our different teams to do is get out and actually volunteer time with the food banks and the…

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Thank you to our Mercedes-Benz Financial Volunteers!

Greg Ruvolo, Manager of Community Relations and Digital Media, is usually in his Farmington Hills, MI, office promoting Mercedes-Benz's community relations in the United States and Canada. But today, he was at the Community Food Bank in Fort Worth where he shared about his team of local volunteers from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. "We have about two dozen employees today, and two dozen employees tomorrow, volunteering with the Community Food Bank as…

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