Kerri with her teenage daughter

Kerri has been coming to Arlington Charities for three months. She loves coming to Arlington Charities, asserting that “everyone is always so kind” and that “it is a very quick process.” Like many of our clients, Kerri has been using our new Drive Through Pantry over the past couple of months to be able to get extra food for her family while minimizing exposure to Covid-19. Her opinion of the Drive Through is that she is “very thankful for the blessing of food and products” and that it is a “great service of giving to our community.” In fact, she would rate the experience five out of five stars.

Outside of coming to Arlington Charities, Kerri teaches younger children at a local Christian Preschool and is the single mother of a teenage girl.

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 Kerri, please visit

Updated: May 15

A car goes through the Arlington Charities Drive Through Pantry

Lia has been coming to Arlington Charities for 35 years. Recently, Arlington Charities has become very important to Lia’s food security. Since 2015, Lia has become permanently physically disabled after a “really bad fall.” The fall caused degenerative scoliosis and degenerative disc disease. “Without Arlington Charities, I wouldn’t know where my next meal would come from” she asserts. Lia’s favorite part of coming to Arlington Charities is the friendly staff. “The staff always knows you by name and they ask how you are doing” she claims.

Covid-19 has drastically changed how Arlington Charities operates. Like many of our clients, Lia has had to adapt to our new Drive Through Pantry. “It is kind of challenging because I haven’t been able to get all of the foods I used to, but I have been blessed by getting a big box of fresh veggies, different kinds of meats, and frozen veggies” says Lia about the Drive Through Pantry.

Overall, Lia finds coming to Arlington Charities to be a very positive experience. “What people don’t realize, is there are a lot of people in Arlington struggling right now, because they are worried about how to feed their families. Arlington Charities doesn’t turn anyone away.”

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 Lia, please visit

Sue Cary has been volunteering at Arlington Charities for three years and for two years prior at it’s partner agency, Tarrant Area Food Bank. Like many of our volunteers during the Covid-19 crisis, Sue used to come in just once a week during normal pantry operations, but has switched to coming in every day in order to limit Arlington Charities’ exposure. Sue was very impressed with how quickly we were able to switch from normal operations to a drive through pantry. “It literally happened overnight” she gushed. She also noticed that every day the pantry gets practically cleared out of food because there is so much demand.

Sue enjoys volunteering every day and remarks how lucky she is to be able to have something to do while many are stuck at home. Her drive to come back day after day is because she “sees a need and is able to fill it." Outside of volunteering, Sue spends the quarantine doing bible study, going on walks, and cleaning out old paperwork.


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The services provided by Arlington Charities, Inc. are made possible in part through a Community Development Block Grant from the City of Arlington through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.