In 1992, a group of certified educators volunteered their time and talents to start a General Educational Development (GED) program. It was their sincere desire to serve others by helping individuals complete their certificate of high school equivalency.
In 2004, additional volunteers developed a food pantry to provide for local citizens facing difficult times. Just a few years later, in 2006, the two programs came together to form the Fossil Creek Community Development Center, (The Center). The Center, received its 501 (c)(3) status on June 13, 2006.
Today, The Center's programs focus on providing food, both groceries and meals for the economically disadvantaged. The food service programs, known as CommUNITY Meals, are available locally in the Fort Worth, Texas.
Food Distribution - Since its inception in 2004, The Center has provided essential groceries to local families on a weekly basis at no cost to the recipient. The Center currently serves 45-50 families each week. Most recipients suffer from illness, disability, or job loss.
Meals for the Homeless - In 2016, The Center started a program of preparing and serving hot meals to over 250 homeless individuals each month.
Summer Lunches - In 2018, The Center began partnering with the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB), to provide lunches for qualifying children in North Fort Worth
Disaster Relief - In 2013, The Center began a collaboration with Mercy Chefs to provide meals during disaster relief. The Center sends volunteers and resources to disaster areas to support this effort
Involvement in the Community-at-large
Per the 2022 census, the Fort Worth, Texas population was 956,709. The area has seen extensive growth in the past several years. However, with the current economic downturn and the rising cost of gas and food, The Center has seen an increase in those needing the services of the food distribution. The Center is involved in the community-at-large by providing necessary food assistance to those in the local area. The Center also works with other agencies to provide education services to those in need. Through the technology re-deployment efforts, The Center provides computers to local non-profit agencies for educational and administrative purposes.