The North Texas Community Table, Inc. received a grant from United Way of Tarrant County for COVID-19 relief. The funds from this grant have helped people who work to recover from job loss, mounting weeks without paychecks and the cost of meals for their children. The Community Table utilized the funds to increase the amount of food purchased and labor to deliver the food for distribution.
During the last week of April, the Community Table served 296 families in a three-hour period. The Community Table is now utilizing a drive-thru pantry model to ensure everyone is served in a timely manner and social distancing is observed for both the guests of the pantry and our volunteers.
The Community Table is expecting the numbers of families served to continue to rise as employers determine when they will reopen their businesses. Many of the people who are coming to the food pantry have never been to one before. One mother was in tears as she drove into the pantry. She stated she had six people living in her home and had only one can of pie filling left to feed everyone for dinner. The Community Table volunteers assured her that would not happen again— that she could receive adequate, nutritious food every week at the Table.
The United Way funds are assisting the Community Table to ensure all North Texans have sufficient food to feed their families. Without United Way of Tarrant County this may not be possible. Thanks to United Way of Tarrant County everyone visiting the Community Table will have food for their families.
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