Tarrant Area Food Bank In Need of More Volunteers – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The Tarrant Area Food Bank is known for helping families in need, but now the nonprofit is in need of help. There is a lack of volunteers.

“If we could get people to come and support and roll up their sleeves and stand up for families in need, we really need that now,” said Shagranda Traveler, TAFB’s executive vice president.

Wednesday night people came in front of Clark Stadium, in a parking lot usually used for high school soccer games, hours early – for free food.

Mike Crow, who was retiring after 35 years with a fabrics company, volunteered.

He helped direct the traffic, clad in a reflective yellow vest and carried a flashlight and walkie-talkie.

“Statue of Liberty,” he joked. “Everyone likes my yellow light.”

At the head of the queue, a small army of other volunteers is loading boxes of groceries into cars for families in need.

“It really helps,” said Ray Logan. I have three small ones in the house and one large one. So it really helps us a lot. “

Crow said he got a lot of satisfaction from work.

“I sleep well,” he said. “I have a feeling that if you help out a little, you have a goal.”

National Guard troops helped out at the height of the pandemic.

But now they’re gone.

It’s up to volunteers like Mike Crow to keep things going.

“I think they could always use volunteers,” said Crow. “I don’t think they ever turned a volunteer away.”

Another big dinner present is planned for Thursday evening in the Dickies Arena.

Anyone interested in volunteering can register on the Tarrant Area Food Bank website.

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Tarrant Area Food Bank In Need of More Volunteers