TARRANT AREA FOOD BANK

aka TAFB   |   Fort Worth, TX   |  http://www.tafb.org

Mission

OUR MISSION Tarrant Area Food Bank empowers communities to eliminate hunger by providing food, education and resources through innovation and collaboration. OUR VALUES We believe that access to healthy food is a basic human right and not a privilege. All people deserve regular, nutritious meals. OUR VISION Communities where no one has to go hungry. OUR SERVICE REGION As a regional clearinghouse for donated food, Tarrant Area Food Bank provides a nutritious mix of fresh, frozen and shelf-stable products to a network of hunger-relief charities and social services organizations in North Texas. These hunger-relief partners are located in urban, suburban and rural areas of Fort Worth and 13 surrounding counties with a total population of more than 3.3 million.

Ruling year info

1982

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Julie Butner

Associate Executive, Operations

Bennett Cepak

Main address

2525 Cullen Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107 USA

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EIN

75-1822473

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Tarrant Area Food Bank's primary program is the distribution of food to our network of hunger-relief charities that provide emergency groceries, meals and snacks to North Texans in need. Food is also distributed by our own mobile pantries to neighborhoods and towns that have limited sources of nutritious food, especially fresh produce, dairy and protein for residents in need.
• Farmers Market Nutrition Program: Tarrant Area Food Bank’s model of the USDA Farmers Market Nutrition Program brings a farmers market to WIC clinics during the summer to make fresh produce easily accessible to low-income mothers and their young children.

Population(s) Served

• BackPacks for Kids and SummerPacks provide shelf-stable, ready-to-eat food for children at risk of hunger on weekends during the school year and the summer.
• In-School Snacks available to help students focus on learning rather than their hunger pangs.
• After-School Meals and Summer Meals provide nourishment for children who may not get an evening meal at home or lunch during the summer.

Population(s) Served

• The TAFB Community Gardens Program educates and empowers individuals and neighborhoods to grow their own food.
• Nutrition Education Programs emphasize the link between healthy food choices and good health.
• Cooking classes based on the Cooking Matters® curriculum of Share Our Strength teach individuals and families how to get the best nutrition possible on a limited budget.

Population(s) Served

Our free culinary job training program for employment in the food services industry empowers individuals to start a career leading to financial and food security. The rigorous full-time 14-week program is taught in the TAFB Community Kitchen by our professional chefs and is followed by a two-week internship in Fort Worth area restaurants, institutional kitchens, hotel banquet services, bakeries and other food service settings. Life-skills and job-readiness training is provided by professional counselors and human resources experts throughout the 14 weeks and includes help finding a permanent position.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Financials

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TARRANT AREA FOOD BANK

Board of directors
as of 6/22/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Andrew Fort

Texas Christian University, Retired

Catherine Carlton

MHMR of Tarrant County

Andrew Fort

Texas Christian University

Theresa Nash

Cook Children's Medical Center

Jeff Paladini

Karsten Advisors

Mark Jones

Mark M. JOnes & Associates PC

Elizabeth Rainwater Baggs

TCU Admission Marketing

Mirgitt Crespo

Fort Worth ISD

Justin Armstrong

Frost Bank

Scott Bagg

Farmers Insurance

Cody Cotten

Civitas Senior Living

Karen Duncan

John Peter Smith Hospital

Theresa Ewing

City of Fort Worth

Dan Gandarilla

Texas Health Resources

Christina Kutej

U.S. Trust

David Speed

Cantey Hanger, LLP

Gloria Starling

The Capital Grille, Fort Worth

Ty Stimpson

Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office

Patty Williams

Roger Williams Auto Mall

Jackson Diaz-Cobo

BB&T Bank

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes