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Tarrant Food Bank Launches Weekly Mobile Markets

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The mobile markets will pop up at different locations throughout Tarrant County until the end of November. Each family will receive about 100 pounds of food.

Many Texans continue to turn to area food banks and pantries, and to meet that need the Tarrant Area Food Bank will hold weekly mobile markets across the county starting this afternoon.

The markets will pop up at different locations throughout the county Tuesday through Saturday until the end of November. The first mobile market will open at 4 p.m. today at Southcliff Church off the SW Loop in Fort Worth.

The Tarrant Area Food Bank serves a 13-county region that includes the western half of Dallas-Fort Worth. Before the pandemic, the food bank had just finished upgrading its Fort Worth warehouse and planned to distribute 50 million pounds of food this year. This summer, the nonprofit purchased another warehouse in Parker County to help it meet the surging demand, and now it’s on track to distribute 70 million pounds by the end of 2020.

The Texas Department of Emergency Management will deploy Army National Guard members to help distribute the food. Each family will receive approximately 100 pounds of produce, meat, dairy and groceries.

This week's Mega Mobile Market schedule

4 p.m., Sept. 29, at Southcliff Church, 4100 SW Loop 820 in Fort Worth

9 a.m., Sept. 30, at Arlington Charities, 811 Secretary Dr. in Arlington

9 a.m., Oct. 1, at Harvesting in Mansfield, 150 S 6th Ave. in Mansfield

8 to 11 a.m., Oct. 2, at Herman Clark Stadium, 5201 CA Roberson Blvd. in Fort Worth

10 a.m., Oct. 3, at TCC Northwest, 4801 Marine Creek Pkwy. in Fort Worth

All markets will be open while supplies last except for Friday’s market at Herman Clark Stadium, which will last the full three hours. More information about the food bank's mobile markets or other services can be found on their website.