How We Work
At 4Saints & Friends Episcopal Food Pantry, we are committed to providing access to healthy, nutritious food to end hunger in the community.
4Saints & Friends is a place without judgment. We serve individuals and families without consideration of their race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, political affiliation, or legal status. We serve hungry people. Period.
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) provides operational direction food at no and/or greatly reduced cost. 4Saints & Friends is designated a “Premier Pantry Partner” by TAFB for offering client choice shopping, participating in the Healthy Pantry Partner program in a brick-and-mortar operation, and hosting a Saturday Mobile Market once per month.
4Saints & Friends clients served at weekly and monthly food distributions:
Friday Food Pantry
4Saints & Friends is a “client choice” pantry, meaning that we give those we serve the option to pick the items they prefer. For example, we typically have two or three protein options and a variety of breads, cereals, and canned goods from which clients can choose. Through community partnerships, we are also able to offer diapers, a limited supply of personal care items, and pet food.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fridays, excluding major holidays.
Registration begins at 10 a.m.
2529 Mt. View Ave.,
Fort Worth, TX 76103.
We are located in the Community Life Center on the campus of Meadowbrook-Poly United Methodist Church.
Clients must meet U.S. Department of Agriculture income guidelines or be facing a food emergency. We invite clients to visit the pantry one Friday per month.
4th Saturday Mobile Pantry
4Saints & Friends hosts the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) Mobile Pantry – a drive-thru grocery distribution designed to feed 200 families – on the fourth Saturday of each month. Items at the Saturday distributions vary widely based on TAFB inventory, but often include fresh produce, canned goods, milk, rice or noodles, and other things.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month
2529 Mt. View Ave.,
Fort Worth, TX 76103.
Food is distributed from the parking lot across the street from the Community Life Center at Meadowbrook-Poly United Methodist Church.
4Saints & Friends is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Supplemental Food Program, also known as the “Senior Box” program. The initiative is designed to improve the health of older adults by giving them access to fruits and vegetables, cheese, juice, and other items they may not be able to afford.
Seniors age 60 and older who meet USDA income guidelines are eligible to participate. To register in the program or receive more information, visit with us during a Friday Food Pantry distribution or contact us at .
11 a.m. to noon on the first Wednesday of each month
Cooking Matters for Families
4Saints & Friends is excited to host “Cooking Matters for Families,” a free nutrition program offered in concert with Tarrant Area Food Bank.
Cooking Matters for Families brings children age 8 and older and their families together over a six-week series of classes to learn about making healthy food choices, meal planning, knife and cooking safety, and cooperation in the kitchen. Children work together, under the guidance of an instructor, to prepare a dish each week and receive a homework assignment: prepare what they made – recipe and ingredients provided – at home before the next class. The rotating menu has included kid-friendly favorites like black bean and vegetable quesadillas, mini pizzas, apple crisp, and spaghetti and meatballs.
An adult family member 18 years or older must accompany each child. A recipe book (available in English or Spanish) is issued to each student.
Individual & Family Pastoral Care
Individuals are not required to participate in religious practices to receive assistance. But sometimes, clients want support, guidance, or prayers. Our chaplain, Rev. Karen A. Calafat, is visible at food distributions. Pastoral care is available to clients who desire Rev. Calafat’s support.