Cars were parked at the AT&T Stadium on Tuesday morning to distribute food in honor of the mothers. The ‘Meats for Moms Mega Mobile Market’ was put in place by the Tarant Area Food Bank in partnership with AT&T Stadium, Dallas Cowboys, Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic and Arlington Police and Fire Departments.
“We’re having fun,” volunteer Kharon Mitchell said with a smile. “Happy Mother’s Day during the pandemic!”
“The epidemic has certainly shown us how quickly families can move towards food insecurity,” said Sharganda Traveler, Vice President Advocacy, Communications, and Culture Director, Tarante Area Food Bank. “I am a mom myself, and therefore to engage with an event that really focuses on serving mothers, especially mothers who are struggling to really make a hit for their family.”
TAFB expects to serve 100-pounds of food to 3,500 families at AT&T Food Delivery. Food bank needs have increased by 60% since the epidemic began.
“It’s a double-edged sword,” said Goodyear Cotton Bowl CEO Rick Baker. “It makes me proud that we can help, but it makes me sad that people are struggling with it even after the epidemic started.”
“It’s a very good thing,” said Barbara Lukowski, as she waited for the volunteers to fill her car for food. “I’m just so happy, it just makes me cry.”
The event was made possible with the help of the National Guard, TAFB staff and 100 volunteers.
Volunteer Mario Mendoza said that we are excited to be here, as he loaded boxes into tights. “That’s all… serving.”