Hatton W. Sumners Scholars volunteer at Tarrant Area Food Bank
On Friday, Oct. 15, four of the five Hatton W. Sumners Scholars spent their morning volunteering at the Tarrant Area Food Bank distribution headquarters in Fort Worth. During their 3-hour shift, they helped sort almost 14,000 pounds of frozen food for distribution throughout the area.
The Tarrant Area Food Bank distributed 65 million tons of food in their last fiscal year. This nearly doubling of their distribution since 2019 is a direct result of the ecnomic shifts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and represents a growing need in our area.
Sumners Scholars engage in community service and selected the food bank as their community service project for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship not only provides $5,500 each semester during a student's junior and senior years, but also offers students the opportunity to attend special conferences and activities, such as the Texas Tribune Festival, held each September in Austin. For more information about the Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship, visit txwes.edu/academics/sumners.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Tarrant Area Food Bank, please visit their website.