LEADING AND ENGAGING THE CITY OF ARLINGTON IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER AND POVERTY.
Our MISSION is to lead and engage our community in the fight against hunger and poverty.
Our VISION is to meet the immediate, basic needs of those in our community, partner with other community agencies & organizations to advance our mission and proactively seek new resources and tools to serve those in need.
Our CODE OF PRACTICE will:
Instill a sense of dignity in each client, visitor, volunteer and staff person when entering and leaving our facility.
Focus on the needs of the clients and what we can do to improve their circumstances.
Serve clients with integrity and refrain from judgment of their individual situation.
Embrace, value, and champion diversity of all clients, volunteers and staff persons.
HUNGER, POVERTY, and HOMELESSNESS ARE REAL PROBLEMS FOR MANY PEOPLE IN ARLINGTON.
The primary reason for households facing eviction and potential homelessness is the occurrence of a crisis, such as job loss, reduction of hours, lay-off, medical emergency or inability to pay health care expenses, domestic violence situations, or other situations that effect financial stability, leading to inability to pay rent.
The most common needs of this group include access to food, clothing, rental assistance payments, utility payments, job search assistance, medical care, and supplemental assistance, such as food stamps, Medicaid, and or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Families in unstable housing situations and those experiencing a crisis, often need guidance from knowledgeable case managers to navigate available resources.
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS:
Albertsons Safeway · Allegra · Applied Avionics · Bob Moore Construction · Cokesbury Class · Comerica Bank · ExxonMobil Foundation · Fielder Investments · Frost Bank · Johnson & Johnson · Lear Corporation · Medical Center of Arlington · Muse & Motion · Pfizer Foundation · Stanfield, Inc. Realtors
Advent Lutheran Church · All Saints Lutheran Church · Altrusa International Foundation of Arlington · Arch Ferguson Foundation · Arlington Kiwanas Foundation · Arlington Lodge 2114, B.P.O.E · Arlington Methodist Men · Arlington Tomorrow Foundation · Baylor Scott and White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital of Arlington · Bible Explorers Sunday School Class · Calvary Baptist Church · Central Baptist Church · Church of the Good Shepard United Methodist · Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints · Communities Foundation of Texas · Epworth United Methodist Women · First Christian Church, Arlington · First Methodist Adult Bible Class · First Presbyterian Church Arlington · First United Methodist Church · Grace Presbyterian Church of Arlington · Lamplighters Class · Lions Foundation of Greater Arlington · Most Blessed Sacrament · New World United Methodist Church of Arlington · Northwest Christian Church, Arlington · Pantego Lions Foundation · Shepherd of Life Lutheran Church · St. Albans Episcopal Church · St. Barnabas United Methodist Church · St. John Cumberland Presbyterian · St. John the Apostle United Methodist Church · St. Vincent De Paul Church · Tarrant Area Food Bank · Trinity United Methodist · United Methodist Church of the Covenant · United Methodist Westminster Presbyterian Church · United Methodist Women
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HERE'S A QUICK LOOK AT WHAT WE DID IN 2018:
43,212 Clothing Items Were Distributed
1,656,378 lbs of Food Were Distributed
1,775 Lunches Were Served to the Homeless
Our Volunteers Worked 7,937.75 Hours
528 Families and 1,892 Individuals Received Holiday Help
Only 2.7% of Annual Donations Were Spent on General Operating Expenses
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Our new Senior Distribution Program enabled over 80 seniors each month to come shop at our food pantry.
We formed a new collaboration with Handi-Tran to provide transportation to our pantry for elderly and disabled clients.
Our Satellite pantry at Tarrant County College helped provide easy to prepare meals to food insecure college students.
Lear Corporation collected digital tablets for distribution at Christmas.
Sean Alexander, Director of Community Development, for the Dallas Wings donated a large amount of toys for our Christmas distribution.