Food bank to distribute emergency boxes Wednesday, July 8
A previous Tarrant Area Food Bank distribution assisted 2,500 families.
In response to COVID-19, Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) is holding an emergency food box distribution at Globe Life Field in Arlington, 8 a.m. to noon July 8 in the Prius Lot F off of AT&T Way.
The 136th Air National Guard will staff the event and distribute food to families via drive-thru. This event is TAFB's second massive distribution at this site, previously feeding 2,500 families.
This event is designed to serve any residents of the greater Fort Worth area who are in need of food assistance and anyone whose access to nutritious food has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emergency SNAP benefits extended
Posted July 6, 2020
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $182 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for July as the state continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. HHSC received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to extend the maximum, allowable amount of SNAP benefits to recipients based on family size.
"The extension of these emergency SNAP benefits helps ensure that Texans can provide nutritious food for their families as the state continues to combat COVID-19," Gov. Greg Abbott said. "Securing access to healthy food in our communities is an important part of our response to this pandemic."
More than 950,000 SNAP households will see the additional amount on their Lone Star Card by July 11. The emergency July allotments are in addition to the $628 million in benefits previously provided to Texans in April, May and June.
Administered by the Health and Human Services Commission, SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to approximately 1.4 million eligible low-income families and individuals in Texas.
Texans in need can apply online for benefits, including SNAP and Medicaid.
League of Neighborhoods
General Membership Meeting
Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at
Dear Members and Friends,
In response to the sadness across the nation and in our city over the mistreatment of minorities by some law enforcement officers, the Fort Worth League of Neighborhood Associations (FWLNA) postposed its second quarter meeting originally scheduled for June 4th, 2020. We knew that it was not time to talk about anything that would be considered less important than helping to find ways to ensure all people received the respect and protection they deserve from all law enforcement officers.
In a special meeting of the Board of Directors, we agreed that one of our gifted Board members, Rev. Michael Moore should address our members and the public at large. He will present a perspective on recent events that is meant to unite and create a movement to develop a unified culture in Fort Worth. We all have so many things in common including a strong desire to be safe and live a good life. Rev. Moore will have information from many areas of the city because the more we know about each other, the more we can appreciate each other and protect each other.
Also, if you have not yet had a chance to pay your 2020 dues, they can be paid online using the following link: http://fwlna.org/contact/join/
President, Fort Worth League of Neighborhood Associations
Library curbside service begins May 19
While Fort Worth Public Library facilities remain closed to the public, staff are preparing to offer curbside service at five locations starting Tuesday, May 19.
Curbside service will be available 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon- 5 p.m. Saturday at these locations:
- East Regional Library,
6301 Bridge St.
- Golden Triangle Branch Library,
4264 Golden Triangle Blvd.
- Northwest Branch Library,
6228 Crystal Lake Drive.
- Southwest Regional Library,
4001 Library Lane.
- Summerglen Branch Library,
4205 Basswood Blvd.
"We are pleased to begin offering the curbside service as we evaluate the best ways to reopen our facilities in the future," said Library Director Manya Shorr. "Our staff will be following the recommended safety protocols, wearing masks, practicing social distancing and avoiding direct contact with the public."
Library buildings will remain closed to the public. The City of Fort Worth is working on a reopening plan for libraries, community centers and other buildings that are closed.
Library materials that have been on hold since the Library closed their doors to the public on March 13 will be available for customers to pick up starting on Tuesday, May 19. Existing holds will be transferred to the open location closest to the customer's original home location. When items are available for pickup, customers will be notified via email and given instructions on next steps.
Return of materials will be accepted only at the five curbside-service locations. Items will be held for at least 72 hours before they are sorted, checked back in and available for others to check out.
Updates on curbside-service procedures will be shared online. Digital materials and resources are available at the Library's website, social media channels and through the Libby app.