YMCA of Fort Worth providing free meals to families with kids under 19 amid coronavirus

April 1,2020


See full Fort Worth Star-Telegram article by Stefan Stevenson here.

The YMCA of Fort Worth is partnering with local vendors to provide free meals in Tarrant, Hood and Johnson counties while schools are closed because of the coronavirus.

The meals will be provided to families with children 18 and younger.

“Grab and Go” meals are available Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at nine locations:

• Amon G. Carter Jr. Downtown YMCA, 512 Lamar Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

• Benbrook Community Center YMCA, 1899 Winscott Road, Benbrook, TX 76126

• Eastside YMCA, 1500 Sandy Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76112

• William M. McDonald YMCA, 2701 Moresby Street, Fort Worth, TX 76105

• YMCA Sports Complex, 4320 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76133

• Hood County YMCA, 1475 James Road, Granbury, TX 76049

• Joshua Community YMCA, 1009 Joshua Station Blvd., Joshua, TX 76058

• Elkins Elementary School, 7250 School Road, Fort Worth, TX 76179

• Remington Point Elementary School, 6000 Old Decatur Road, Fort Worth, TX 76179

The meals are provided by Purple Hearts Inc. and Tarrant Area Food Bank.

“By providing these meals to children who need them most, Fort Worth area Y’s are truly fulfilling their mission of healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development. I’m proud of their continued community outreach despite their temporary facility closures.” YMCA Fort Worth board of directors chair Julie Wilson said in a news release.


Location Mentioned: Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA