The Met Food Pantry
The Met’s mission is to provide a place where the needy receive food assistance as well as support to get involved in activities that will assist them in growth towards a brighter tomorrow. By providing a pantry to the surrounding area we are able to assist our community with a “mini-market” style food pantry where clients can choose from of a variety of food and personal care items. Volunteers help to organize, schedule, collect, distribute, and ultimately serve the community on a weekly basis.
Recipients for the Food Pantry will apply to receive a minimum of 6 months of food assistance. This food will be picked up on a twice monthly rotation. (Either the 1st & 3rd weekend OR the 2nd & 4th weekend) Approved applicants will arrive at their appointment time and shop for free food and other items in a 'mini-market' type set-up. If any applicant needs emergency food assistance at another time, they may contact The Met Church office and will be given food based on the current Food Pantry inventory.
STEP 1 - Call 817-379-4638 to make an appointment to fill out a Food Pantry Intake Form. (se hablo español)
STEP 2 - Qualify for Food Assistance (Proof of Income & ID requested)
Once you qualify for the Food Pantry:
STEP 3 - Call to Schedule your Saturday appointments at the beginning of each month. Postcards are mailed out each month with designated call times.
STEP 4 - Pick up food at your scheduled appointment time on Saturdays during our Food Pantry (Either Group A (last name A-L) 1st & 3rd Saturday OR Group B (last name M-Z) 2nd & 4th Saturday).
- Food Pantry members who are unable to schedule an appointment time, can “Walk-in” from 12-1pm. Walk-ins may have a slight wait and food may be limited as the Food Pantry purchases food for those who have scheduled an appointment.
- Non Food Pantry members can “Walk-in” as well and receive food from 12-1pm after completing the intake process.
- If you miss your Saturday appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may call for a “take home” bag that will be prepared for you while food supplies are available. More than two "no-show" Saturdays may result in a recipient being removed from the Food Pantry list.
- Participants will receive information regarding services, support and spiritual growth.
- Respect for Volunteers will be demonstrated at all times as well as respect for Food Pantry clients.
- Children must be supervised at all times.
- Food may not be sold – all food distributed is done so in good faith.
To print an application for food assistance: Click Here
Want to Volunteer:
When it comes to volunteering and service, your personality and your strengths play a major role in the types of activities you’ll enjoy most. We currently average 164 volunteers a month and we are always looking to increase our volunteer base to better support our community.
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- Organizing and distributing cold items
- Distribution of items in Met Youth area
- Clean up
- Check-In counter (Spanish Speaker)
- Break-down boxes
- Grocery Cart runner
- Prayer Team
Friday Unloading: 9:30am-12:00pm
Saturday: 8:30-10:30am OR 10:30am-1:00pm
VOLUNTEER AS A FAMILY:
We encourage families to volunteer together, but ask that only children 8 years and above are present. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Students from middle and high school are welcome to complete any school-required service hours.