Juana has been visiting Arlington Charities since December of last year. She and her husband care for two teenage kids. Only her husband works at the moment. Juana enjoys going to our Monthly Mobile Pantries, which see us partnering with the Tarrant Area Food Bank and other local organizations to provide supplemental groceries to hundreds of families. Her favorite part is coming home to open all the bags and seeing what kind of foods they received. Juana would rate her Arlington Charities experience five out of five stars. “It helps a lot,” she asserts.


If you need food assistance, please give us a call at 817-275-1511. If you are an Arlington Charities client and would like to share your story like Juana, please visit https://bit.ly/3d29pTk

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Linda has been utilizing the Arlington Charities home delivery program for the past four months. She is a sixty three year old mother of four who used to work with underprivileged kids for twenty four years before becoming disabled in 2011. The delivery program has been a tremendous asset to Linda and her granddaughter. She is adamant about using every ingredient in the box to make “old school” meals for herself, her granddaughter, her neighbors, and the local children. Some of her favorite things to make are yam casserole, sweet potato pies, and fruit cocktails.


Linda enjoys cooking, helping out around her apartment complex, and doting on her seven grandchildren. She is very excited to have an eighth grandchild on the way.


If you need food assistance, please give us a call at 817-275-1511. If you are an Arlington Charities client and would like to share your story like Linda, please visit https://bit.ly/3d29pTk

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To help our homeless clients have comfortable sleeping equipment that keeps out moisture, several Arlington Charities volunteers have taken it upon themselves to create sleeping mats out of leftover plastic bags. These beautiful mats are crocheted by hand out of cut pieces of plastic bag called "plarn" (plastic bag yarn). Not only do these plarn bags look gorgeous, but they are also lightweight and roll up easily to be carried via a handy shoulder strap. The plastic material naturally wicks away moisture and makes a cozy waterproof sleeping mat in a pinch.


"Each bag takes about 13 - 14 hours to make but they are easy to do while watching tv shows or reading a book," asserts volunteer Gail, who has begun to go by the nickname of "bag lady" thanks to her enthusiasm for the project. The bags have become extremely popular when they are handed out during Arlington Charities' homeless lunch program. Four bags have been made so far and many more are planned for the future.

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