The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), in conjunction with Fair Park First, Spectra, and In the City for Good, is returning to Fair Park to distribute free food on Tuesday, August 11 from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM, or until all available food has been distributed. New to this month’s distribution will be a walk-up option for guests without vehicles. This will be the fourth food distribution event held at Fair Park since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Volunteers are welcome for this event. Anyone interested in volunteering can go to ntfb.org and sign up online. Spectra has partnered with The Prep Kitchen to provide complimentary meals for NTFB staff and the volunteers during the event.
WHERE: The pick-up area for guests in vehicles will be in Lots 15 and 16. Drivers should enter through Gate 2 only, located at the intersection of Parry Avenue and Haskell Avenue, and follow directional signage to the pick-up area. Walk-up guests should enter only at the Fair Park Station Dart Entrance, located at the intersection of Parry Avenue and Exposition Avenue, and follow the signage inside the park to the pick-up location. Guests arriving by car will not be served in the walk-up distribution area. The Dallas Police Department will be onsite to assist with traffic flow.
DETAILS: The NTFB will distribute USDA products using the following steps:
- Cars Queue – We ask guests in vehicles not to start lining up until 7:00 AM. Enter at Gate 2 only and follow directional signage and traffic personnel to the pick-up area, which will be located in Lots 15 and 16.
- Walk-up Area – The pick-up area for guests without a vehicle will be located in between the Women’s Building and Gate 3. Guests should enter only at the Fair Park Station Dart Entrance, located at the intersection of Parry Avenue and Exposition Avenue. All walk-up guests are required to wear a mask and are asked to practice social distancing while in line. Guests arriving by car will not be served in the walk-up distribution area.
- Intake Form Distribution – Guests will be required to fill out a self-declared, no ID required intake form. Once complete, the form should be placed, face-up, on the vehicle dashboard. Intake forms collect information required for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), including name, address, monthly income, and household size.
- Food Distribution – For guests in vehicles, boxed food is placed in the trunk of the vehicle. If the trunk does not open, the NTFB or a volunteer will place the food on hood, roof, or trunk of the car and ask the guest to drive forward and transfer the boxes to their trunk.
Safety precautions have been established to limit any physical interaction with the NTFB and volunteers on site. Visit www.ntfb.org/mobile-pantry for information on other NTFB Disaster Relief Mobile Pantry events.
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