How to help and get food, resources in Fort Worth

The extremely cold weather left thousands of Fort Worth residents without power for days. Some people look for food and water. Others just want to help.

Here are some resources in and around Fort Worth.

Donate to help other ways

United Way is seeking donations to its emergency fund. Donations can be made at

DFW Mutual Aid: Venmo / cashapp @dfwmutualaid

Funky Town Fridge: Venmo @funkytownfridge

Carter BloodCare is asking the community to donate blood if they can. The limited blood supply is the result of the last week’s weather, which triggered a year-long virus pandemic. Visit to find the blood donation centers that are open near you. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also text 800-366-2834 to make appointments.

The John Peter Smith Hospital will host Carter BloodCare on Friday from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. All donors will receive a $ 20 UberEats voucher. Make an appointment here.

Food donation

Funky Town Fridge: Fridges on Bryan Ave. 3144, on Vaughn Blvd. 2308 and on Wellesley Ave. 5705.

Friday: Tarrant Area Food Bank distribution at Herman Clark Stadium, 5201 CA Roberson Blvd., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday: TAFB distribution at Herman Clark Stadium from 2pm to 4pm

Monday: TAFB distribution at Herman Clark Stadium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gateway Church is partnering with Mercy Chefs to bring thousands of meals to local people on the North Fort Worth campus. You do not have to be a member of the Church to receive meals. Friday through Monday 4pm to 6pm for dinner and Saturday to Monday from 12pm to 2pm for lunch at 4209 Basswood Blvd.


Limited to residents of northern Fort Worth who are on Recommendation 2575 Polaris Dr., 4209 Longstraw Dr., 4721 Ray White Rd., 13280 Park Vista Blvd., and Trinity Springs Middle School, 3350 Basement Water distribution available Hicks Rd., Birchman Baptist Church, 9100 North Normandale St. (Friday)

Water Intake Schools: Trinity Springs Middle School, 3550 Basement Hicks Rd .; Sendera Elementary, 1216 Diamondback Ln .; Comanche Springs Elementary, 8063 Comanche Springs Dr .; Willow Creek Elementary, 1100 W. McLeroy Blvd .; RD Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd. (Starts Friday); Western Hills High School, 3600 Boston Ave.

HopFusion Ale Works, 200 E. Broadway Ave., is giving away free filtered water on Thursday from 2pm to 7pm. Residents need to bring something to carry home, such as B. a cooler, a jug, a bucket or a crowler.

Other breweries to fill water jugs: CowTown Brewery, 1301 E Belknap St. until 8 p.m., Wild Acre Brewing, 1734 E El Paso St., Funky Picnic Brewery, 401 Bryan St.

Craftwork Coffee on Magnolia and West Rosedale fills the containers until 7 p.m.

Natural Grocers will provide people with two gallons of water free of charge through February 23rd. Due to the high demand and stress on the water system, supplies are limited to two gallons per person.


A Fort Worth moving company will deliver firewood to families in Fort Worth or Dallas who have no electricity and are unable to get their own supplies. Fill out a form to request delivery at

You can collect firewood on Friday from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm at Tulips Fort Worth, 112 St. Louis Ave.

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Nichole Manna is an award-winning investigative reporter for Star Telegram, who specializes in criminal justice, civil rights, and healthcare. Before moving to Fort Worth in July 2018, she was a reporter for newspapers in Tennessee, North Carolina, Nebraska, and Kansas. She enjoys spending time with her two dogs, a dachshund named Opie and a three-legged terrier named Oliver. Do you want something investigated? Send me tips for news at [email protected] or 817-390-7684.

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