FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – As the problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to impact so many families, the Tarrant area food bank is seeing high demand for its services.
“We have over 600 cars on the backlog and we didn’t expect to see so many cars still needing service,” said President and CEO Julie Butner. “No one would stand in line for two hours if they didn’t need our food”
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“My husband has been out of work since last year, every time this started in March, so yes it affected us a lot,” said Sherilyn Gomez.
Gomez and others at the distribution on Wednesday, September 8, said over the past few months they have noticed an increase in prices at the grocery store.
“People are struggling to find food and find jobs and these are tough times for everyone,” said Gary Tipton.
The Tarrant Area Food Bank continues to see an increase in the number of families visiting the food bank for the first time, which is why they are continuing their “Mega Food Markets”
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Families can receive fresh dairy products, produce and protein.
Everyone returns home with enough food for a family of four to five days.
With the resumption of in-person school and sporting events, these distributions will now take place on Wednesday evenings at Herman Clark Stadium instead of Friday morning so more families can access them.
To be eligible, you must be receiving government benefits, be eligible because of income or in a crisis situation.
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The food bank is currently looking for volunteers. If you are interested, click here.