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During this public health emergency, numerous agencies and organizations are providing assistance for residents and families in need. Also, the organizations and agencies providing these services can use some help with donations and items for their clients. Please note that all the information listed below is subject to change and will be updated as new information is available.

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The agencies and programs listed below are providing assistance to individuals and to families. Some of these programs are local to Mansfield, while others are state and federal assistance programs that have a specific process and require applications.


Rental Assistance

If you have a COVID-related loss of income that keeps you from paying your rent, and you live in greater Tarrant County outside of the Fort Worth city limits, there is rental assistance available at http://renthelp.tarrantcounty.com.  Under the CARES Act, Tarrant County received a $209 million direct distribution of Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) from the U.S. Treasury. The Tarrant County Commissioners Court has prioritized four pillars to address COVID-19 related needs within the county including rental assistance.

Providing Food

Who: Bethlehem Baptist Church

Where: 1188 W. Broad St.

What: Drive-through mobile pantry (one bag per vehicle)

When: 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Wednesdays


Who: Common Ground Network

Where: Multiple Locations

What: Drive-through meal pack pickup (MISD children 18 and younger; MISD special needs students ages 18-21 still in school; children should be in the car or provide school ID)

When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays

Creekwood Church West – 7701 FM 187-Redon Bloodworth Road

Parking Lot – 210 Smith St.

4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Walnut Ridge Baptist Church – 1201 360 Tollway

Inglesia Rebaño Church - 7300 S. Cooper St., Arlington


Who: El Primo’s Mexican Restaurant

Where: 2300 Matlock Road

What: Meals for children age 12 and under

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily


Who: Harvesting in Mansfield

Where: 150 S. 6th Avenue

What: Food and essentials for local families in need

When: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday


Who: Mansfield Mission Center

Where: 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive

What: Drive-through grocery distribution for families

When: 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays


Who: Tarrant Area Food Bank

Where: multiple locations

What: Food and essentials for families

When: Various times and dates

Website: https://tafb.org

New food program for seniors in need underway in Tarrant County

Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County has launched a new food delivery program during the COVID-19 public health emergency serving seniors in need.

The COVID-19 Seniors In Need program is a collaborative effort between Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County, United Way and Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County, Tarrant County, Tarrant Area Food Bank and Catholic Charities Fort Worth.Meals on Wheels logo It focuses on food insecure seniors living in Tarrant County whose access to food is impacted by the restrictions in place during the coronavirus emergency.

To be eligible for this new program, a person must:
  • Reside in Tarrant County
  • Be age 60 or over
  • Be the spouse of a person age 60 or over
  • Be food insecure
All referrals are through Meals On Wheel either from their website, mealsonwheels.org or from a phone call to the agency at 817-336-0912. Perspective clients will be assigned to a Meals On Wheel caseworker to conduct interviews and determine eligibility. Those participants, and a spouse where applicable, will receive five frozen meals (per person) from Meals On Wheels and a 10-pound box of senior-friendly canned goods and fresh produce. Food will be delivered by Catholic Charities of Fort Worth. Funding for the program is from the United Way and Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County.

Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program

The COVID-19 Electric Relief Program temporarily keeps retail electric providers in the areas of Texas Public Utility Commission of Texas logoopen to customer choice from disconnecting electricity for customers who cannot pay their whole bill because of serious financial troubles caused by COVID-19. If you or someone in your household currently receive or are in the process of applying to receive unemployment benefits, the relief program is available to you. There is an online application process. For information, contact 1-866-454-8387, or visit the site’s Frequently Asked Questions.

Texas Workforce Commission

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. The Texas Unemployment Insurance (UI) program pays benefits to those individuals who lost their jobs through no fault of their own. TWC determines benefit eligibility based on past wages, why someone lost their job, and ongoing eligibility requirements.Texas Workforce Commission logo Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is working with federal, state and local government officials and agencies to help manage the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

The commission has experienced significant online traffic in the last month as a result of the growing COVID-19 public health emergency. The online portal is available 24 hours a day however it is experiencing a lower volume on the online portal between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. You may want to try back during those hours to file your claim or check the status of your claim.

There is a lot of information on the TWC COVID-19 page including step-by-step instructions for application of benefits, next steps once you apply and information on the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act).


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Numerous Mansfield churches, organizations and agencies are providing assistance to local individuals and families. As a result, they need help in making sure that they have the resources to continue their work. We’ve listed organizations and their specific requests, as well as the best way to donate.

Bethlehem Baptist Church - Food Ministry

1188 W. Broad St.

They need:

  • Children friendly snacks (fruit cups, breakfast bars, cookies fruit snacks pudding/jello cups)

To arrange for drop off of donations contact Marilyn Harris, 817-800-7920.                  

Common Ground Network

777 N. Walnut Creek Drive 

They need: single serving, child-friendly items that do not need an oven or stove top

  • single serve mac & cheese

  • tuna fish or chicken

  • single serve cereal

  • single serve soups (ramen cups or  cups of soup)

Donations of food items can be dropped off in the Big Blue Bins at the First Methodist Church, 777 N. Walnut Creek Dr., Building D, outside door 102-D

Monetary gifts can be made online https://commongroundmansfield.org/donate or mail to - CGN, P.O. Box 1149, Mansfield, TX 76063. Contact @ commongroundmansfield@yahoo.com 

Harvesting in Mansfield Center – Food Bank/Food Pantry

150 S. 6th Ave.

They need: 

  • cereal

  • Hamburger Helper

  • canned Meats – (spam, vienna sausage, ham, tuna, chicken)

  • pastas

Items may be donated 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the labeled donation bins out out front. Drive-up service is available at the overhead door.

Monetary Donations - $5 donation pays for a grocery cart filled with 150 pounds of food for one individual/family. Paypal or website (Himcenter.org) or TXT2Give – 817-345-6611 – Text GIVE

Contact – lisa@himcenter.org or call 817-453-3663

Lighthouse for the Nations 

2090 FM 157, Suite 200

They need:

  • rice

  • cooking oil

  • bread

  • milk

  • toiletries

Donations can be dropped off between 6 - 8 p.m.  Wednesdays and 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sundays. Contact Pastor Isaac Adeyemi at 817-897-4625 or adeisaac@yahoo.com to donate items at another time.

Mansfield Mission Center

770 N. Walnut Creek Drive, Building D

They need:

  • peanut butter

  • canned chicken or tuna

  • cereal

  • diapers and wipes

  • toiletries

Items can be donated to the the green bin at Building D, Door D-103. 

Monetary donations can be in person, online at  www.mansfieldmission.org  or by mail. Call 817-473-6650.

Rebaño Church

7300 S. Cooper St. Arlington

They need: 

  • staple food items 

  • gloves

  • masks

Call or email Pastor Ruth to arrange for drop off of donations, pastorruthm@gmail.com or 817-557-21


Rush Creek Compassion Center

2350 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, 

They need:

  • canned chicken

  • canned tuna

  • mac & cheese

  • canned fruit

  • canned vegetables

  • canned soup

To make arrangements for donations contact Shane Cavett 817-468-7729 or shanec@rushcreek.org.