The Tarrant Area Food Bank is going an extra mile to offer the Mega Mobile Market – feed thousands of families for Thanksgiving.
So many organizations like the TAFB are looking for an unprecedented need in the community for food assistance.
About 6,000 families will get groceries from the mobile food drive Friday morning that could last for up to a week. And because Thanksgiving is almost here, families are expected to get a 15-pound frozen turkey as well.
People started lining up outside AT&T Stadium around 3:30 a.m. for what TAFB said will be its biggest food distribution event in its 40-year history.
The ongoing pandemic has forced organizations to conduct drive-thru to minimize any person-to-person contact.
Julie Butner, the president and CEO of the TAFB, said, “Normally, clients go into smaller pantries that feel and look like a grocery store. But to keep everybody socially distanced, they’re driving their vehicles through a line. They pop the trunk of their car, and we put 80 pounds of food – roughly four to five days’ worth of groceries – into the trunk of their car. That keeps us socially distanced during this COVID time.”
No qualifications have been set for the distribution. Anyone who wants it will get it.
The food bank is hoping they’ll be able to help everyone who drives through Lot 4 of the AT&T Stadium parking lot between 8 a.m. and noon.