Did you know that tens of thousands of families and individuals struggle with hunger across North Texas each day? Now you can help make a difference with the Tarrant Area Food Bank! The TAFB invites social service agencies, faith-based organizations, community service groups and the general public to tour a working community garden and learn how community gardens help feed those who are hungry across the community.
Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Community Garden program operates the TAFB Learning Garden in Fort Worth for training and demonstrations. Produce grown in the garden is distributed to local agencies serving those in need. The TAFB Learning Garden showcases a wide variety of gardening techniques, materials and planting methods to inspire others to start their own gardening projects.
Following the tour, the TAFB invites everyone to participate in training opportunities and take advantage of other free resources provided to support community gardens.
Guests can explore the seed bank to choose from a variety of seeds to plant in their own garden and look through the tool-lending library to find the right tools for their next gardening project.
The next tour is Friday, July 6, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the TAFB Learning Garden: 3251 Sappington Place, Fort Worth, TX 76116. It’s free, but spots are limited, so be sure to register!
About the Organization
Tarrant Area Food Bank is the primary source of donated food for hunger-relief charities and feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties. Since 2011, TAFB’s Community Garden program has helped more than 25 social service agencies, faith-based organizations and community service groups start their own garden projects in and around Fort Worth, ensuring fresh produce for hungry neighbors.
As a central clearinghouse for donated food and groceries, TAFB receives fresh, frozen and nonperishable food donated by the food industry and the community. Dedicated volunteers help sort, inspect and repackage the food, which is then distributed to a network of 270 Partner Agencies serving hungry children, families and seniors in North Texas. The people who generously donate their time, funds and skills to TAFB help make the services provided to the community possible.
For more information about the event the organization, or how you can get involved, visit the TAFB website.
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