Tarrant County assistance programs.

Fort Worth and Tarrant County Texas residents have food banks and pantries that operate across the county that they can call for help. Some food banks are located in churches, some in local non-profit organizations, and some in government offices.

Residents of the area can not only call a food bank or pantry for groceries, perishable and nonperishable items, and free food, but they can also learn about other assistance programs and resources that may be available to them. For example, some of the organizations and churches may offer clothing or limited financial assistance for bills and rent, in addition to free food. Many have social workers that can help families apply for food stamps or other government benefits. Food pantries will often provide meals around the holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. If they do not have aid they can offer themselves, the agencies may very well be able to refer you to other organizations in the Arlington, Fort Worth, and Tarrant County region.

Below is an extensive listing of the agencies, churches, and non-profits to call for help in the area. Oftentimes funding and resources are limited, so call early.

Arlington Urban Ministries
Crisis situations can be addressed for emergency food, rent and utilities. Provides individualized assistance to people in need of help or transition with their lives.
701 Dugan Street
Arlington, Texas 76010
Phone: 817-861-8585
Hours: Mon-Thur 9:00am-5:00pm, Closed Friday

Arborlawn United Methodist Church Food Pantry
This location is a free food pantry that offers assistance only and can provide nonperishable food only.
Address - 5001 Briarhaven Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
Phone number to call for food or assistance is 817-731-0701
Hours of the church: Mon-Thurs 8:00am-12:30pm





Arlington Charities, Inc.
Food and more is offered. Call for access to emergency food and clothing. While resources will vary, this can include school or work clothing. In addition, household items and linens are offered as available. Seasonal assistance may be available too including school supplies and Thanksgiving & Christmas groceries.
Address - 811 Secretary Dr
Arlington, TX 76015
Call for help - 817-275-1511
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm office, Client check-in 9:00am-noon.

Azle Church of Christ
The church provides limited food assistance and groceries through food pantry.
336 Northwest Parkway
Azle, Texas 76020
Church phone number: 817-444-4202
Hours: Tues-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm office/service

Battered Women's Foundation
Emergency food pantry as well as free food and clothing-for battered and single women and their children-includes coats, blankets and other miscellaneous items.
Center address - 4166 Willman
Richland Hills, TX 76180
Telephone: 817-284-6343
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm

Bethlehem Center
Call them for referrals to other local charities and agencies and services provided to increase support, resources and opportunities to increase self-sufficiency. An on site emergency food and clothing pantry and center is also available for low income families and fixed-income senior citizens in the region.
970 E Humbolt St
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Phone number: 817-332-7911
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm office, 2:30pm-6:00pm during school, 7:30am-6:00pm summer and holidays,
9:00am-1:00pm/Polytechnic and Bethlehem Centers, 9:00am-Noon




Bisbee Food Ministries
Some perishable items are available based on need, as well as additional emergency food consisting of canned goods and produce among other items. Meals and gifts for the holidays may be distributed to the low income.
3001 Gertie Barrett Rd
Mansfield, Texas 76063
Phone number: 817-478-9713
Hours: Thur 11:00am-1:00pm

Bread Basket Ministries
Supplemental food and clothing is available, as well as emergency food to persons age 55+ and/or disabled by appointment.
2809 Mansfield Hwy
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Phone number: 817-535-2323
Hours of the center: Tues-Thur 9:00am-4:00pm office

Broadway Baptist Center
A on site food pantry provides groceries and free foodstuffs for residents in the designated service area. Families can get assistance every 30 days at most, so use wisely.
The center is located at 305 W Broadway
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Telephone: 817-336-7464 x-8254
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-Noon

Christian Center of Forth Worth
The center serves holiday meals on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day also, and it also provides free food Tuesdays and clothing Thursdays.
4301 NE 28th Street
Haltom City, TX 76117
Phone: 817-834-5595
The center is open the following hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm office, Tues Thurs 9:00am-11:00am service hours


Christian Community Assistance
A partnership of local churches formed this group, and they provide help to individuals who are facing a hardship.
Location - 1903 W Bowie
Fort Worth, Texas 76110
Tarrant County
Phone number to call for assistance: 817-921-9622
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00am-Noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Community Action Partners-Far Northwest Center
The Tarrant County community action agency operates FIT Families in Transition Program, which is a resource that was designed to help families overcome barriers and ultimately become financially independent over the long term.
920 Roberts Cut-off Road
Fort Worth, TX 76114
Phone: 817-624-3139
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Another office for the same program is located in Mansfield, TX 76063, and can be reached at 817-473-0253





Community Care Assistance
This resource is an emergency assistance program and can help people in the form of a free food pantry and clothes closet for persons and families who have experienced an emergency or crisis in their lives.
1015 Gibbins Road
Arlington, Texas 76011
Call for assistance - 817-860-9702
Hours: Wed-Fri 10:30am-1:30pm service, Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm office

Azle Community Caring Center
Azle CCC is an emergency food pantry and clothes distribution ministry
serving the Azle ISD community.
Address - 317 Commerce Street
City - Azle, Texas 76020
Phone: 817-270-2962
Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed and Friday 9:00am-11:30am Thursday 4:00pm till 6:30pm.

This non-profit provides direct aid food services.
6250 NE Loop 820
N Richland Hills, TX 76180
Dial for food: 817-281-1164
Hours of the site: Mon Tues Thur 10:00am-2:00pm, Wed 9:30am-12:30pm seniors only, Thur 6:00pm-8:00pm, Fri 10:00am-Noon

Community Link Mission
A collaboration of area churches can distribute emergency food from a pantry, and help is provided for residents in select zip codes. Food and non-financial assistance is available three times a year.
300 South Belmont Street
Saginaw, Texas 76179
Phone number: 817-847-4554
The hours are Tuesdays 9am-2:30pm, Thursdays 10am-2:30pm, and Saturdays 10am-12:30pm.

Clothing assistance and food is provided through an assistance program called Corners of the Field-primarily canned goods are given, clothing available in all sizes to the low income and needy.
9100 N Normandale Street
Fort Worth, TX 76116
Telephone: 817-244-6590
Hours of the site: Thurs 1:00pm-3:30pm service hrs, Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm office

Cornerstone Community Center
Health care, advice, emergency assistance including food and clothing. In regards to health care, the center provides medical services which include mammograms, pap smears, health care classes, and pelvic exams.
915 East Peach Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-336-1922
Hours: Mon Wed Fri 9:00am-2:00pm food, Tues Thur 10:00am-2:00pm clothing, Medical Services by appointment.

Crowley House of Hope
This charity organization provides free food, groceries and clothing assistance as well as financial assistance to be used for rent and bills limit of $200 per year based on availability of funds.
216 N Magnolia
City of Crowley, Texas 76036
Dial - 817-297-6400
Hours: Mon Wed Fri Sat 9:00am-4:00pm office, service & thrift store hours.




Eastland Street Baptist Church
Food pantry offers food assistance and other forms of non-financial aid.
4300 Eastland Street
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Phone: 817-534-8931
Hours: Tues 6:30-8:00pm food pantry, Mon-Thurs 9:00am-1:00pm

Eastside Ministries of Fort Worth
Provides emergency free food including supplemental food for disabled/elderly, baby food, clothing, school supplies, blankets, diapers, and personal hygiene items.
5929 E Lancaster
Fort Worth, Texas 76112
Call the center at - 817-446-3278
Center Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:00am new clients, 9:00am-Noon existing clients, 9:00am -12:30pm donations

The Salvation Army of Tarrant County
Provides food and emergency financial assistance for rent, bills, medications and other aid and case management to eligible families in crisis depending on availability of funding. Apply early.
1855 East Lancaster
Fort Worth, TX 76103
Phone: 817-344-1800
Salvation Army Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm ofc, Wed 9:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-4:00pm food boxes

First Baptist Church-Azle
Canned and dry goods are obtained from the food pantry. Food passed out includes perishable items. These are provided once a month on 2nd Wednesday, exceptions made in emergency situations to qualified people.
Address - 1016 Boyd Road
Azle, Texas 76020
Phone: 817-444-4828
Hours: 2nd Wed 11:30am-12:30pm food pantry, answering machine available.

Get groceries and food assistance through food pantry.
200 WN Woody Road
Azle, TX 76020
Phone number of the church: 817-444-3484
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:30pm office/service.

Mission Central
Main address is 732-A E Pipeline Rd
Hurst, TX 76053
(817) 595-0011

Fellowship Of Lake Worth Church Community Food Pantry
4024 Dakota Trail
Lake Worth, TX 76135
Main phone (817) 856-8321
Personal hygiene items, free food, government commodities, application to SNAP, and more for the needy and low income in Tarrant.

Clothing and food are distributed on the third Thursday of each month to the low income and needy. The church also runs a general food pantry, provides clothing, and can provide some fresh perishables and frozen foods depending on donations to the center.
401 Beverly Road
City - Azle, TX 76020
Dial: 817-237-7086
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm office, 3rd Thurs 9:00am-1:00pm service

First Baptist Church - Everman
This church runs a food pantry only
Address - 501 W Barron Avenue
Everman, Texas 76140
dial the center at 817-293-1694
Hours of the church: Mon-Fri 8:30am-1:00pm office/food

First Missionary Baptist Church Community and Family Enrichment
In addition to the food assistance that is available once a month to those in need, both family and individual counseling as well as parenting education classes also offered to the needy.
Address of the center - 4928 Miller Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Call - 817-534-8700
Hours: Call church for office hours, Third Sat 9:00am-Noon food distribution

Fort Worth First Presbyterian church
A food pantry and a clothing closet is offered by this center as well as other minimal staples. All assistance and resources are provided at the First H.A.N.D. Ministry.
1000 Penn Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Phone: number 817-335-1231
church Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm ofc hrs, Wed-Thurs Noon-4:00pm service hrs




Community Storehouse Food Pantry
Get free food that requires no preparation, such as crackers, canned meat, etc.. Other assistance in Tarrant County from the pantry includes groceries and other fresh food is offered on an emergency assistance basis.
Address - 12073 Katy Rd
Keller, TX
The phone number is (817) 741-0447

Harvesting International Ministry Center Food Pantry
This food bank/pantry provides emergency food assistance and groceries to low income persons and families in need of help as well supplemental assistance to those in situations requiring continued help or some form of support.
560 Easy Drive
Mansfield, TX 76063
Phone: 817-453-3663
Hours: Tue Thur 10:00am-Noon & 2:00pm-4:00pm food distribution

Forest Hills Seventh Day Adventist Church
The food pantry run by the church offers both financial assistance for bills (as funds are available) and also distributes food.
7224 Forest Hill Drive
Forest Hill, TX 76140
Phone: 817-293-2553
Hours: Appt time will be given when call is returned by contact person.

Fort Worth First Seventh Day Adventist Church
This particular church runs a food pantry only.
The address of this church is 7051 McCart, Fort Worth, TX 76133
Phone: 817-294-5729
Hours: Tues 1:00pm-3:00pm service hours and pick up aid during this time

Mission Arlington
The center provides free food including clothing includes blankets, formula/baby food, emergency financial assistance, and furniture to those who need help.
210 West South Street
Arlington, Texas 76010
Phone: 817-277-6620

Fort Worth Hope Center
Both perishable and nonperishable food and clothing to families in need are offered, and it is in the form of a relief program.
3625 E Loop 820 South
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
Phone: 817-451-6288
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm ofc, Tues 8:30am-9:30am food/clothing





Grace Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange
A limited amount of financial assistance and food is offered. Get help with water and rent assistance, clothing, fans, utility gas, prescription vouchers, electric, gasoline vouchers, and other limited aid as needed.
Address - 610 Shady Brook Dr
Grapevine, TX 76051
Call for help - 817-488-7009
The center is open for these hours: Mon Tues Thur Fri 9:00am-5:00pm, Wed 1:00pm-6:00pm, clinic is open on Tuesdays only doors open at
5:00pm and must be signed in by 5:30pm to be seen.

Grace Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church
The food pantry run by this church will offer nonperishable as well as perishable food to those in need. Food pantry consists of canned food, dairy items, frozen food as well as fresh produce.
Address - 4200 E Berry
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Phone number: 817-535-3800
Church hours: 5:00-7:00pm Monday service hours

The non-profit charity organization provides free food and clothing for the low income, poor and homeless. In addition, a holiday program is run and the agency. It will distribute free food and toys at both Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Warehouse located at 3804 N Grove St but food distributed from Central Avenue location.
321 E Central Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76106
Phone: 817-624-3344
Hours: Wed 10:00am first come first serve

Greater St. Paul Baptist Church
The food pantry offers surplus government commodities and food assistance including perishable items, such as breads and vegetables, as well as canned goods.
4628 Avenue J
Fort Worth, Texas 76105
Phone: 817-534-6364
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00am-Noon office, Wed 10:00am-1:00pm food distribution

Hearts and Hands Ministries North Davis Church of Christ
Clothing and food assistance is provided.
1601 N Davis Street
Arlington, TX 76012
Telephone: 817-459-4950
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:00am screening, Mon-Fri 1:00pm-2:30pm, Sat 10:00am-11:30am service

Helping Hands Ministry
This particular center can provide for the distribution of clothing as well as nonperishable emergency food for people of all ages and incomes on first and third Wednesday only of each month. Can only use the center at most once per month.
1515 Long Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76114
Phone number of the ministry: 817-624-3918
Hours: 1st and 3rd Wed of month 1:00pm-3:00pm

New Faith Ministries, Church Of God
1028 N Davis Dr
Arlington, TX 76012
Call - (682) 222-7216
Free food, clothing, and more from this faith based church, including some holiday programs.

St Maria Goretti Catholic Church
pantry address is 1200 S Davis Dr
Arlington, TX 76013
(817) 274-5407

Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church
7312 Forest Hill Dr
Forest Hill, TX 76140
(817) 293-8774
Non-perishable food, canned items, rice, and soups are offered from the pantry.

East St Paul Baptist Church / Jeremiah Food Pantry
5300 Oak Grove Rd W
Fort Worth, TX 76134
(817) 293-5067

First HAND Ministries Of First Presbyterian Church
1516 Hemphill St
Community Crossroads
Fort Worth, TX 76110
Telephone: (817) 335-1231
Ready to eat meals for for very low income and homeless in Tarrant County. They also have emergency bags of food, groceries, fruits, Christmas meals, and clothing for work or school.

University Baptist Church
2709 Wabash Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Call for hours - (817) 926-3318

John Knox Presbyterian Church
Not only do they run a limited food pantry, but the church can also provide prescriptions, including no pain medications are provided.
4350 River Oaks Blvd
River Oaks, Texas 76114
Phone: 817-624-9265
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm office, Tues Fri 2:00pm-4:00pm food distribution only.

Maplewood Baptist Church
This church operates food pantry/bank that is open twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Saturday to those in need of assistance.
Facility address - 7708 Maplewood Ave
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Phone: 817-485-0915
Church hours: 1st and 3rd Sat 10:00am-11:30a. Saturday is for convenience.

McMillan United Methodist Church
This particular church runs both a food pantry and clothing outlet. Call them or stop by for canned goods and staples only.
3401 Mountcastle Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
Phone number to dial: 817-534-0268
Hours of center: Mon 9:00am-Noon and Wed 9:00am-2:00pm

There are several other pantries and feeding programs in Tarrant County. Examples include Commodity Supplemental Food Program, summer snacks for students, home delivered meals and more. Dial 817-332-9177 for information, including information on free soup kitchens.

By Jon McNamara

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