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Tarrant Area Food Bank plans Mega Market on Friday | List of grocery giveaways, food pantries

Here's a list of events and opportunities for free meals or groceries.
Credit: North Texas Food Bank

This story will be continually updated as events are announced.

The Tarrant Area Food Bank is hosting a Mega Mobile Market event on Friday, Feb. 5.

Friday, Feb. 5

On Friday, the nonprofit is hosting a Mega Mobile Market in Fort Worth.

It will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Herman Clark Stadium at 5201 CA Roberson Blvd., Fort Worth, 76119.

The nonprofit expects more than 500 families to participate. Families will receive a variety of food.

The nonprofit's mobile pantries served 150,000 households from March to June.

During the rest of the month, the food bank distributes at certain locations on a set schedule. Go here to view the schedule and locations.

North Texas Food Bank

The North Texas Food Bank will be distributing food multiple times this week in the area. 

The North Texas Food Bank distributes food multiple times a month.

The nonprofit has distributed more than 11 million pounds of food since the pandemic began.

Go here if you need food assistance and go here to find a food pantry near you.

List of food pantries

Harmony Food Pantry at 6969 Pastor Bailey Dr. Suit 300 Dallas, 75237

Serving all ZIP codes and no appointment is necessary. Go here for more information.

Mondays: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesdays: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sharing Life at 3544 E. Emporium Circle, Mesquite, 75150.

"Sharing Life will continue to operate on a drive-thru food distribution model until further notice," the nonprofit said. "We are able to safely continue to serve thousands of people in need each week through this drive-thru model. We look forward to serving you, rain or shine!"

Sharing Life Drive-Thru Food Distribution SUMMER Schedule:
Monday: 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday:  9 a.m. to noon

Mission Central at 740 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. 

The Village Pantry remains open to serve the needs of people in Hurst, Euless, and Bedford.

The pantry is open Tuesday through Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

People can register at a table outside. You’ll be asked some questions verbally, but will not need to produce or sign any documents, the nonprofit said.

Go here for more information.

MINT Cares Food Pantry at 1604 Falcon Drive, DeSoto, 75115 

THE MINT FOOD Pantry is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m until 1 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, the food pantry is open to all residents of Dallas and Ellis Counties.

Go here for more information.

Network of Community Ministries at 741 S. Sherman St., Richardson

Network’s Food Pantry will be open Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday Noon to 8 pm and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Food will be distributed by way of a “drive thru/car pickup” process only in the rear of our building at 741 S. Sherman St., Richardson. 

Families should follow the drive thru signs and stay in their vehicle. Families must show proof of residence within RISD zip code areas. Families can also now receive food one time per week if needed. 

Food donations can also be dropped off during this time. 

Go here for more information.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul North Texas

Some of this nonprofit's pantries have open hours on-site; others can bring food during home visits.

"We know it’s hard to ask for help," the nonprofit says. "But if you’re struggling to make ends meet, don’t go hungry! Call St. Vincent de Paul 469-607-0909"

Free grab & go meals for children at 19 Dallas Recreation Centers

Dallas Parks and Recreation Department will have free meals from 9 am. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for children up to 18 years old.

Go here for a full list of locations.

Free meals for children 18 and under in Tarrant County

The Tarrant Area Food Bank is giving children 18 and under free meals and snacks Monday through Friday, at most locations.

If your child needs a meal, visit one of these locations or go to http://tafb.org/summer-meals to learn more! 

Lewisville ISD providing free meals to children 18 and under

The district is giving free drive-thru meals for breakfast and lunch through Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Locations include: Camey Elementary School, Huffines Middle School and Lewisville High School.

Go here for more details on the program and go here for a list of locations.

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