DynCorp International team members in Fort Worth, Texas, are participating in a holiday food drive to benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
DI team members will be donating a variety of non-perishable food items such as canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables, dried beans, pastas and rice, soups, juices, baby formula, diapers, toiletries cleaning products and paper goods.
The Tarrant Area Food Bank
The Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) provides food to 300 partner charities in Tarrant County and 12 neighboring counties of the west side of the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas. Each month, the network distributes food to more than 40,000 households and serves more than 500,000 meals to children, the elderly, the disabled, the chronically ill, victims of abuse and the unemployed.
Food Collection and Distribution at TAFB
TAFB’s primary feeding program is the distribution of food to their network of hunger-relief charities that provide emergency groceries, meals and snacks to Texans in need.
TAFB’s resources include:
- A fleet of refrigerated trucks and licensed commercial drivers to pick up surplus fresh, frozen and dry product from food manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers
- Dry and refrigerated warehouse space
- Forklifts and pallet jacks to move food from trucks to warehouse to partner charities’ vehicles
- Trained staff to move, inventory and temporarily store donated food
- Time and assistance from thousands of volunteers each year to sort, inspect and re-pack food that are distributed to partner charities
Distribution of surplus food by regional food banks like Tarrant Area Food Bank also saves billions of pounds of nutritious food from being wasted.