Food Available at Multiple Sites Through February
Multiple organizations across Fort Worth are offering food to help families through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since March of 2020, the Fort Worth ISD has partnered with multiple organizations to share information and organize food distribution events for families.
Curbside Meals To Go breakfast and lunch service is available at 28 designated FWISD locations for FWISD virtual learners. Twice weekly on Monday and Thursday mornings, FWISD students participating in virtual learning may pick up a combination of breakfast and lunch meals at any of the 28 designated meal pickup sites. For more information, contact the FWISD Child Nutrition Department at 817-814-3500.
Beginning February 8, 2021 free Meals To Go Service will be available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Friday meal distribution provides students with meals for the weekend.
The Fort Worth ISD has compiled a list of locations to find free and nutritious food here.
Food is available at these locations throughout February 2021:
1. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon
8201 Calmont Ave.
Every Tuesday and Thursday LVTRise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living in the Las Vegas Trail area, distributes nonperishable food items to the community. For additional details, email Amortimer@lvtrise.org.
2. Every Friday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Eastside YMCA – Centralized Youth & Family Programs
1500 Sandy Lane
The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is offering Grab and Go Meals at the Eastside YMCA until the end of the 2020-2021 school year. It is open to all youth ages 18 years and under ─ no qualifications required. For additional details, call 817-571-3371
3. Friday, January 29, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Herman Clark Stadium
5201 CA Roberson Blvd.
Fort Worth ISD is partnering with Tarrant Area Food Bank to host a Mega Mobile Market food distribution event. Approximately 1,000 boxes of nonperishable food will be provided to families on a first-come, first-served basis. Each family will receive 100 pounds of high-quality produce, meat dairy and groceries. For additional information, visit https://tafb.org/megamobilemarkets/
4. Wednesday, February 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (every Wednesday)
Bethlehem Baptist Church
1188 W. Broad St., Mansfield
Free, drive-thru food distribution open to everyone. For additional information, call 817-473-1236 or visit https://www.bethlehemmansfield.org/events/
For the complete Tarrant Area Mobile Food Pantry Schedule, visit https://www.tafb.org/wp-content/uploads/mobile/mobile-pantry-schedule.pdf. Need food delivered? Call 817-534-0814 to speak with a live representative about how to access nutritious food.
Other food resources are also available:
- Find Food – Call 817-857-7100 or visit https://tafb.org/find-food/ or
- Seniors and Homebound Individuals – Call 817-336-0912 or visit https://mealsonwheels.org/programs or https://mealsonwheels.org/refer/
- Community Resources- Visit https://tafb.org/community-resources/ or speak with a Community Resource Specialist at 1-866-430-6143 for help with applying for the programs
- Go Healthy! Recipe Library - https://tafb.org/recipes/
INSIDE FWISD NEWS BRIEFS
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FWISD Secondary Students Encouraged To Attend Virtual College 101 Event
Fort Worth ISD middle and high school students are encouraged to participate in the virtual College 101 event, sponsored by the Hispanic College Fund.
College 101 is a FREE bilingual webinar held on weekday evenings in various time zones for students in sixth – 12th grade and their parents to receive valuable information about how to prepare, plan, and pay for a college education!
Three virtual events are slated for February and March. For additional details, click here.
FWISD Provides Recent Graduates Additional Support With “First Year Follow-Up Calls”
Did you know that 1-in-3 first-year college students don’t make it back to college their sophomore year? The reasons range from family problems, a lack of money and academic struggles. Fortunately, studies have shown that with just a little extra support, there can be a positive impact on the number of students who actually thrive during their first year.
To help with that needed support, the Fort Worth ISD sponsors “First Year Follow-Up Calls.” Through personal phone calls and emails, District staff provide personal outreach to recent graduates and ensure they have the resources needed to complete their successful transition into postsecondary success.
Learn more about the First Year Follow-Up Calls program here.
Lady Scorpion Hits Career Milestone
Congratulations to South Hills High School senior Cristal Saldivar, who recently scored her 100th career soccer goal. She becomes the third Lady Scorpion hitting 100 career goals in the program’s history.
Read more about Cristal in this recent Fort Worth Star-Telegram article.
Students from Fort Worth’s Northside/ Diamond Hill, Como and Stop Six neighborhoods are walking a little taller, thanks to local nonprofit Dayna’s Footprints.
The organization is giving away new name-brand tennis shoes to 120 children in Fort Worth and Arlington, including some students from the Fort Worth ISD. Dayna’s Footprints purchases name brand shoes for underprivileged students in efforts to “combat learning inequity by providing students shoes to wear proudly, subsequently increasing students’ self-esteem and enthusiasm for attending school,” according to the organization’s website.
Founded by brothers Sam and Sharif Sayed, Dayna’s Footprints is named for their sister who was tragically killed in a drive-by shooting 20 years ago at 16 years old. Shortly before her death, she purchased her brothers their first pair of Nike tennis shoes with money she earned working a summer job.
Recently, the brothers surprised 60 area children with a pair of new tennis shoes at no cost while on a recent shopping trip. Within the next few weeks, 60 students from the Como and Stop Six neighborhoods will shop for new shoes with the brothers.
Learn more about this heartwarming story in NBC 5’s recent Wake Up To Something Good segment.
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College Bound: Congratulations to TCC South Fort Worth ISD Collegiate High School Senior Destiny Wilborn on her recent acceptance to Texas Woman's University! Destiny plans on pursuing a degree in business marketing with a minor in psychology!
Accept-ional Student: Congratulations to Eastern Hills High School senior Kassandra R. on her college acceptances to The University of North Texas, Texas Wesleyan University, and Texas Woman's University!
Gold Seal Acceptance: Congratulations to eighth graders at Daggett Middle School who were recently accepted into their preferred Gold Seal Program of Choice. The students celebrated with these special signs.
Mission Accomplished:South Hills High School School seniors who recently completed their financial aid application, applied to three or more colleges, and took the T3 Pledge received yard signs to mark the accomplishment.
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