Thanksgiving turkey food giveaway underway in Fort Worth, TX
The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Not Stopping Community Food Bank From Handing Out Thanksgiving Turkey Food Boxes.
However, the virus has changed the organization’s vacation times as they remain closed on Thanksgiving week.
In the midst of the pandemic, the volunteers distributed the food boxes with all the ingredients this week – even masks and antibacterial wipes while supplies last.
The Community Food Bank has registered 3,900 families for the free turkey food boxes that the volunteers distributed to the registered families on Monday.
It continued on Tuesday.
“Hunger existed long before the pandemic, but more families have gone to bed hungry since the pandemic,” Regena Taylor, executive director of the Fort Worth Community Food Bank, said in a press release. “Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends, near or far, to reflect on gratitude, while children believe Thanksgiving and turkey go hand in hand.”
Last year, more than 5,300 families received turkey food boxes at the Community Food Bank event.
This week, volunteers will be distributing the boxes on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to families who have registered with the Community Food Bank, 3000 Galvez Ave., Fort Worth.
On Friday, unregistered families are allowed to pick up turkey boxes from the Community Food Bank from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. while supplies last.
Families can drive through or walk to get boxes of groceries, officials said.
The Community Food Bank and The Art of Living are working together to host a Saturday at La Hacienda Apartments, 4761 E. Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth, to provide boxes of groceries for low-income residents.
Grocery boxes will arrive at the Fort Worth apartment complex on Saturday at 9:00 am.
You can help the Community Food Bank with donations and turkeys at food-bank.org/donate.
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