IN RESPONSE TO THE MARCH 24TH TARRANT COUNTY EXECUTIVE ORDER, ALL TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE FOOD BANKS ARE CLOSED.
Even as the uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 crisis wreak havoc on everyday life, Tarrant County College is continuing to provide assistance to those in need.
Cars began lining up as early as 6 a.m. at the Community Food Market at TCC Northwest, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway. The monthly food bank is a partnership with the Tarrant Area Food Bank and Community Link.
Today’s distribution was organized as a drive-through to address current health and safety concerns. About 335 cars were served during the distribution from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. More information is available from TCC Northwest Coordinator of Academic Service Ryan Ferguson at 817-515-7015.
“At this time of great need in our community, it is more important than ever for Tarrant County College to leverage the power of collective action by bringing together community partners like Tarrant Area Food Bank and Community Link to provide this service to those in need,” said TCC Northwest President Zarina Blankenbaker.
Next week, The Food Pantry at TCC Southeast, 2100 Southeast Parkway in Arlington, will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Food Pantry is located in portable building, EMBD 1104.
Donations also are being accepted for the TCC Southeast Food Pantry.
More information is available from TCC Southeast faculty member Sharon Wettengel by calling 817-515-3287.
Students also may seek assistance from the Student Emergency Assistance Fund by the TCC Foundation. The Fund was established to assist TCC students on the verge of suspending their educational pursuits because of financial emergencies.
The TCC Foundation also is contacting and offering assistance to students who started but have not yet completed the process to apply for a scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year. The TCC Foundation is available at 817-515-5277.