Weatherford Democrat

June 8, 2014

Food bank offers Weatherford kids free lunch


Weatherford Democrat

WEATHERFORD —

FORT WORTH - This summer, kids can eat free at neighborhood sites sponsored by Tarrant Area Food Bank, including Cypress View Villas in Weatherford. Together, Tarrant Area Food Bank and Cypress View Villas, 200 Atwood Court, 76086, are providing free lunch to children at noon Monday through Friday from June 9 through Aug. 22. The site will be closed July 1, July 2 and Aug. 1.

There are no income requirements or registration. Any child under age 18 may come to eat. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. For more information, contact Sarah Centeno at sarah.centeno@tafb.org.

Each year, the Texas Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like Tarrant Area Food Bank to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, visit www.summerfood.org.

To date, Tarrant Area Food Bank is collaborating with community organizations and apartment complexes to provide summer meals for kids at 25 sites in Tarrant, Parker and Wise counties.

Tarrant Area Food Bank, a regional food bank in the national Feeding America network, provides donated groceries to more than 300 hunger-relief charities in 13 north Texas counties, including Wise County. The Food Bank also provides food for its own Kids Cafe and BackPacks for Kids programs as well as its SummerPacks for Kids. To learn more, visit www.tafb.org, www.facebook.com/TAFoodBank and www.twitter.com/TAFoodBank.com.