Get Help, Give Help
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.
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.
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.
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
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. 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.
- Reside in Tarrant County
- Be age 60 or over
- Be the spouse of a person age 60 or over
- Be food insecure
Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program
The COVID-19 Electric Relief Program temporarily keeps retail electric providers in the areas of Texas open 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 (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).
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.
- 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 @ email@example.com
Harvesting in Mansfield Center – Food Bank/Food Pantry
150 S. 6th Ave.
canned Meats – (spam, vienna sausage, ham, tuna, chicken)
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-453-3663
Lighthouse for the Nations
2090 FM 157, Suite 200
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 email@example.com to donate items at another time.
Mansfield Mission Center
770 N. Walnut Creek Drive, Building D
canned chicken or tuna
diapers and wipes
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.
7300 S. Cooper St. Arlington
staple food items
Call or email Pastor Ruth to arrange for drop off of donations, firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-557-21
Rush Creek Compassion Center
2350 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington,
mac & cheese
To make arrangements for donations contact Shane Cavett 817-468-7729 or email@example.com.