community outreach

community outreach

community outreach

Worshiping Community

Our acts of service in our community show how we worship God together. As we assemble together, God will forever be exalted.

The whole assembly worshiped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded. All this continued until the burnt offering was finished.
(2 Chronicles 29:28)

 

 

Caring Community

In our community, we care for the people who are in it.  We use our gifts to help each other and to see that anyone who is wounded or hurting or in some other difficulty is looked after and loved. Sometimes healing is possible. Other times support is needed when healing won’t take place. We care because they care. 

Serving Community

Opportunities to serve others are all around us. We serve with gladness, we serve generously without reservations, we serve with a cheerful, and we serve because we are servants of the kingdom.

Family Community

We create relationships and stay connected with our community. Relationships create a dynamic family connection within our community. 

Mobile Food Pantry

  • We want to communicate the following:
    1. The governor’s office has communicated that they understand how critical it is to ensure there is no lapse in food bank operations.
    2. According to the DHS, food banks are designated as “essential” (https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/CISA-Guidance-on-Essential-Critical-Infrastructure-Workers-1-20-508c.pdf). Under subsection, Food and Agriculture, the guidelines specifically include:
    • Employees and firms supporting food, feed, and beverage distribution, including warehouse workers, vendor managed inventory controllers and blockchain managers; and
    • Workers essential for assistance programs and government payments.
    1. By extension and in addition to Tarrant Area Food Bank’s “essential” designation, we are also designated “essential”.
    2. As a non-profit/social service provider, we are ordered to practice social distancing rather than closing entirely. (Please note from the governor’s order is referencing “social gatherings,” as opposed work gatherings).
    3. We are providing hunger relief, an essential function in this disaster relief in partnership with Tarrant Area Food Bank.
    4. We know it takes a force greater than 10 to ensure the food bank’s function. Under these conditions, we can continue to serve our communities, in the best possible way, taking necessary precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    5. To eliminate the need for close contact and to prevent the spread of COVID 19, we are adhering to the following rules:
      1. providing a drive-thru style pantry and place food for families in their trunks or backseat. (refer to the attached a best practice recommendation for drive-thru and walk-up food distribution)
      2. follow precautionary measures such as social distancing
      3. increased hand washing and hygiene practices
      4. follow all CDC advisory recommendations and stay informed of daily updates.
      5. Making sure that all volunteers are screened and complete a questionnaire about their health condition as it relates to COVID-19.
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Here's who we served....

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In the event that our campus is not a practical distance from you, Tarrant Area Food Bank partners with multiple facilities throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth area and surrounding cities. Please see thier monthly schedules below

Mobile Food Pantry Schedules

The opportunity is now open for New Volunteers and Returning Volunteers to sign-up online to serve at our monthly mobile food pantry.  You don't have to be a member to volunteer, so we welcome all families, students, sororities, fraternities, organizations, and companies to come out and volunteer as a group!

Focusing On Our Community

We are bridging the community one initiative at a time. 

Back-2-School

The main objective is of our back-to-school event is to serve at least 500 youth ages 3-18 in underserved areas of Tarrant County.

Partnerships and Vendors:

  • United MegaCare
  • Wal-Mart,
  • MD Family Clinic,
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth,
  • The Scholarship Lady,
  • Catholic Charities of Ft. Worth agencies

Activities:

  • Free haircuts,
  • vendor fair,
  • scholarship workshop for high school students,
  • the general session offered by CCFW,
  • low cost & free immunizations offered by MD Medical Clinic and physicals with Medicaid,
  • music,
  • games,
  • bounce houses
  • school supply distribution.
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EduFest 

EduFEST serves as an exciting and dynamic platform to allow leading industries, small business owners, and organizations the opportunity to interact with like-minded people aspiring to become entrepreneurs, advance their careers, and/or further their education by attending college. It also provides a fun and informative atmosphere for the entire family by featuring various workshops and sessions centered around education, mental health, life skills, college and career readiness, engineering, technology, leadership development, financial education and so much more. We have held EduFEST for 6 years at The Potter’s House Ft. Worth campus.

2018

  • 364 Registered/264 Actual Attendance
  • 40 Vendors

2019

  • 527 Registered/421 Actual Attendance
  • 62 Vendors

2020 (Virtual Event)

  • 419 Registered/308 Actual Attendance
  • 57 Vendors

2021

  • 500 Attendee Goal
  • 94 Vendors
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Christmas for Children of the Incarcerated

Mission and Key Objectives 

Having a parent in prison can have an impact on a child’s mental health, social behavior, and educational pathway. The emotional trauma that may occur and the practical difficulties of disrupted family life can be compounded by the social stigma that children may face as a result of having a parent in prison or jail. Children who have an incarcerated parent may experience financial hardship that results from the loss of that parent’s income or being cared for by another relative or guardian. Further, some incarcerated parents face termination of parental rights because their children have been in the foster care system beyond the time allowed by law. In all these cases, their children require support from local, state, and federal agencies to serve their needs.​

Children of incarcerated parents may also face a number of other challenging circumstances. They may have experienced trauma related to their parent’s arrest or experiences leading up to it. Also, children of incarcerated parents may be more likely to have faced other adverse childhood experiences, including witnessing violence in their communities or directly in their household or exposure to substance and alcohol abuse.​

Therefore, to counteract potential negative outcomes as a result of the experience of children of incarcerated parents, it is important that communities create a collaborative system of support for the children, caregivers, and their incarcerated parents.

PJ CIC FLYER

The number of kids served over the years: 

2019

  • Served: 255
  • Families registered: 455
  • Children served: 765
  • Registered: 1435
  • Volunteers: 239

2020

  • Served: 161
  • Families registered 235
  • Children served: 595
  • Registered: 750
  • Including toy donations to ILT and Hope Farms

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Support Your Community!

With everything going on it is easy to lose sight of the fact that we have a census count in progress. Census results are used to determine your representation in Congress, and they help inform how billions of dollars are distributed for hospitals, schools, roads, and more. The COVID-19 outbreak is a great illustrator of how important it is to make sure your community has the resources it requires to weather challenging circumstances.  Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the 2020 Census.

For more information, or to respond to the census online, please visit the US Census 2020.

census_logo_lockup_english_blue

Support Your Community!

With everything going on it is easy to lose sight of the fact that we have a census count in progress. Census results are used to determine your representation in Congress, and they help inform how billions of dollars are distributed for hospitals, schools, roads, and more. The COVID-19 outbreak is a great illustration of how important it is to make sure your community has the resources it requires to weather challenging circumstances.  Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the 2020 Census.

For more information, or to respond to the census online, please visit the US Census 2020.

census_logo_lockup_english_blue

Support Your Community!

With everything going on it is easy to lose sight of the fact that we have a census count in progress. Census results are used to determine your representation in Congress, and they help inform how billions of dollars are distributed for hospitals, schools, roads, and more. The COVID-19 outbreak is a great illustrator of how important it is to make sure your community has the resources it requires to weather challenging circumstances.  Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the 2020 Census.

For more information, or to respond to the census online, please visit the US Census 2020.