Churches Partnering to Feed Residents in Need Through New Farmers to Families Box Program
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on May 29, 2020, May 29, 2020

Farmers to Families Produce Box

Editor's note: This article was originally published May 26, 2020 and updated May 29, 2020 with additional distribution dates.

Thanks to the kindness of Arlington church volunteers and the USDA Farmers to Families Box Program, approximately 10,000 boxes of fresh produce will be distributed this week to local families in need.

Engage Arlington, a consortium of Arlington churches, has teamed up with DiMare Fresh, a produce distributor, to implement the federally sponsored program here in the Arlington community. The boxes of fresh produce are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis at eight church locations.

Organizers say COVID-19 has been a major disruptor of the country’s food chain. The USDA Farmers to Families Box Program seeks to mend our nation’s food chain by purchasing fresh produce from farmers, shipping it through food distributors, and distributing the fruits and vegetables through nonprofit charities straight to families. Engage Arlington said the volunteers will continue organizing weekly produce distributions as long as funding is available.

Residents are encouraged to arrive early at the distribution sites as the produce boxes are limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Volunteers will load residents’ vehicles while practicing safe social distancing.

Times and distribution locations could change. For more information, please visit www.EngageArlingtonTX.org.

Food Distribution Locations and Times for Week of May 25, 2020

Grace Community Church
801 W. Bardin Road
Arlington, Texas 76017
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27

Central Bible Church
8001 Anderson Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76120
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 27

Lake Church
2912 Little Road
Arlington, TX 76016
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28

Koinonia Christian Church
2455 SE Green Oaks Boulevard
Arlington, TX 76018
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28

Household of Faith Charities
5001 New York Avenue
Arlington, TX 76018
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 29

Life Community Church
2135 Southeast Pkwy
Arlington, TX 76018
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 29

First Christian Church
910 S. Collins St.
Arlington TX 76010
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 30

Cornerstone Baptist Church
5415 Matlock Rd.
Arlington TX 76018
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30

Food Distribution Locations and Times for Week of June 1, 2020

St. Philip the Apostle Anglican Church
4990 New York Avenue, Arlington TX 76018
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 1

Grace Community Church
801 W. Bardin Rd., Arlington TX 76017
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 3

Central Bible Church
8001 Anderson Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76120
Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3

Lake Church
2912 Little Road, Arlington, TX 76016
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4

Koinonia Christian Church
2455 SE Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76018
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4

Household of Faith Charities
5001 New York Avenue, Arlington, TX 76018
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 5

Life Community Church
2135 Southeast Pkwy, Arlington TX 76018
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 5

First Christian Church
910 S. Collins, Arlington TX 76010
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 6

Cornerstone Church
5415 Matlock Rd., Arlington TX 76018
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m Saturday, June 6

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