Please click through the tabs below to learn how you can make a difference in our community by contributing to the Community Food Bank.
Business Food Donations
The Community Food Bank is fortunate to have Walmart as our number one sponsor with a great group of dedicated partners. We help distribute food to hungry families and hungry kids at our site. We are perpetually in need of food to support our mission.
Benefits of Donation:
- Reduction of storage and free product pick up
- Receipts for tax deductions
- Recognition for the impact you make on our local community through our website and monthly newsletter
- Alignment with Community Food Bank through potential benefits and recognition
How can I Organize a Food Drive?
Fight alongside Community Food Bank against hunger problems by organizing a canned food drive at your school, company, organization or church.
Frequently asked questions:
What does the Community Food Bank usually need the most?
- Can Meats/ Vegetables
- Peanut Butter/ Jelly
- Kid related snacks or food
- Hot/Cold Cereal
- Coffee/ Tea/ Water
- Fruit Rolls or Diced fruit cups
How can I deliver my donations?
Community Food Bank can pick up your donations, but you can also deliver to:
The Community Food Bank
3000 Galvez Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76111
How can my organization have fun while doing the food drive?
Thinking of a theme, for example WALK A MILE, Tasty Tuesday, or “Mexican food” Monday would be a great way to spice-up your food drive.
Whom should I contact to have more information about the Food Bank and Food Drive?
Please contact Rudy Taylor at (817) 924-3333.
Walk a Mile for Hunger
Walkers, volunteers, and generous donors came to Texas Christian University (TCU) campus at Frog Fountain with 3 purposes:
- Raise awareness about hunger in our communities.
- Make a powerful statement about our shared commitment to help people in need.
- Raise the dollars that make it possible for the Community Food Bank to develop, fund, and facilitate much-needed programs that significantly provide access to healthy, nutritious food to those in need and to also provide nutrition education to the vulnerable, limited resource families and youths.
The Walk brings together parents, kids, students, and corporations from many different communities and cultures, who support Community Food Bank’s approach to ending hunger. The total amount of contributions enable us to sustain our significant programs which are designed to interrupt the cycle of food insecurity, to improve the lives, and to provide hope to individuals and families in need.
Volunteer in our Distribution Center
We’ve been looking for you! Community Food Bank could not help so many people without our volunteers. There is a way for everyone to participate, all you need is the will to make a compassionate gesture!
We rely on our volunteers in so many areas: from sorting canned food, inspecting and packing boxes to serving clients. We distribute food to around 400- 800 families each day. On holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, we serve over 4,000 families!
Volunteers can help with special packaging and distribution to our partners such as the Como Community Center, or the Children Defense Freedom Schools.
No matter how much time you have to give, there is always an opportunity for you to make a difference with Community Food Bank.
If you have spare time to donate, get more information about volunteer opportunities below. If you’re looking to engage more people in your service effort, please consider hosting a food drive or sponsoring us. If you’d just like to learn more about what we do, come on down to our facility and take a tour.
Would you like to bring a team from work or a group of your friends or family for two hour shift at our distribution center? We can definitely coordinate times and tasks for your crew.
Thank you for giving back to our community; because of your dedication and service, we are able to continue our fight against hunger in North Texas.
To sign up, please call our volunteer coordinator, Ms. Karen Harris, at (817) 924-3333.
Participate in our Special Events
The Community Food Bank hosts many events throughout the year to benefit the local community and fundraise for the food bank. For each event, volunteers will be needed to coordinate, facilitate, and run them. Volunteers will be able to develop many leadership and social skills. These events are be a great opportunity to give back to the community while having fun and increasing your network. We’d love to have you join us.
When you donate your time at the Food Bank, it means that you are a valuable partner of the Community Food Bank family.
Albertsons and Kroger Community Awards
Albertsons’ Community Partners
As participant in the Albertsons’ Community Partners program, Community Food Bank is eligible to receive up to 1% of purchases you make at any Albertson’s store.
How can you participate?
You simply present your Albertsons key tag showing Community Food Bank and ID# at the register, when you shop at any Albertson’s store. For example, if your monthly purchases at Albertsons total $500, we would receive up to 1% ($5.00).
To request new Albertsons CP cards, you can pick up as many as you would like at Community Food Bank at 3000 Galvez Avenue in Fort Worth. Or you can call us at (817) 924-3333. We will mail the cards to you for your convenience!
Kroger Community Rewards
An online account is needed in order to participate in Kroger Community Rewards. When you present your Kroger Plus Card or provide your Alternative ID at the register during the transaction in order for it to count towards the program.
How to participate?
If you are currently enrolled in this program, please remember that you must renewed once a year, during the month of August to continue to support Community Food Bank. Simply follow the instructions detailed in the ‘Selecting an Organization’ section in order to maintain or update your selected organization. Thank you to everyone who supported Community Food Bank in the past year through the Kroger Community Rewards program!
If you are new to the program, it’s not too late to join!
How to Register an Online Account:
Creating an online account is as simple as 1,2,3! Simply visit www.kroger.com or download the Kroger mobile application from the appropriate app store for your device and follow these directions:
- Select the ‘Register’ button.
- Enter your information.
- Select ‘Create Account’.
Selecting an Organization
Selecting Community Food Bank that you wish to support is as simple updating the Community Rewards selection on your online account.
- Sign into your online account (if you haven’t already)
- Select ‘My Account’
- Scroll down to the ‘Community Rewards’ section of your account page
- Select ‘Enroll Now’ or ‘Edit’
- Enter Community Food Bank or our NPO #: 91182
- Select the appropriate organization from the list and click on ‘Save’.
Community Food Bank will now display in the Community Rewards section of your account page.
Any transactions moving forward using the card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program.
It takes approximately 10 days for the Community Rewards total to begin displaying on your receipt.
Please make sure that you add your card number or create a virtual card number while registering your Digital Account. This is required for the Community Rewards program so that your transactions apply towards the program.
Thank you for being patient with the process. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us or Kroger’s Digital Customer Service line at 1-866-221-4141.
Become a Friend of the Community Food Bank
Become a friend of the Community Food Bank to show your enduring support for the community while also helping forward the mission of our organization to feed hungry kids and families without zip code restrictions. The rewards are immeasurable!
Become an Advocate
Childhood hunger has very serious short and long term consequences. Research shows that children living in food-insecure and hungry homes are sick more often, have higher rates of iron-deficiency anemia and are hospitalized more frequently. They miss more days of school, are less able to learn even when they can attend school and are more likely to suffer from behavioral disorders. Malnourished infants suffer brain damage that cannot be reversed even by better nutrition later in life.
For seniors, hunger can lead to lowered immunity, mobility problems and mental confusion – all of which detract from an elder’s ability to live with the independence and dignity we all want for ourselves.
Being hungry means more than not having any food. Hunger has many causes: unemployment or underemployment; living on a fixed income; insufficient education to obtain a job that pays a living wage; lack of affordable housing and child care; inadequate or no affordable medical insurance. Many people struggle on the edge of poverty in our community even when they are working and economizing to support themselves and their families. Many of these people must resort to using emergency food assistance to make ends meet, either occasionally or regularly.
The best preventative health tool is an adequate amount of nutritious food. For people living in poverty, empty cupboards and bare refrigerators are a part of everyday life. This chronic lack of food, combined with a lack of nutrition education and the stress of living in poverty, has kept many of our neighbors in poor health. In Northern Texas many households that received food assistance have gone entire days without eating because there was not enough money to buy food. Many report having to choose between buying food and paying for utilities or rent.