Eastside Ministries will be offering free toys for families at two separate events this season.  These events are the Railroad Project mobile pantry event on December 3 (see that story on the News page), and the traditional event to be held at Eastside Ministries on East Lancaster on December 17.  To receive toys at the second event, on December 17, families will need to preregister at the Eastside office.  The first event, on December 3, will be first come first served.

Because of the additional free-toys offering this year, Eastside will need more donations for these projects than ever before.  Please give your most generous support to this effort.  You can help by bringing new unwrapped toys to the Eastside Ministries headquarters on East Lancaster between 8 AM and noon Monday through Friday.

You can also order toys through the Eastside Ministries Christmas Gifts registry on Amazon.  For your convenience, a link is given here: https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/VRM0ST845HYN/guest-view.  If you prefer to order from Walmart, a link is provided to a toy registry at Walmart.com, here:  https://www.walmart.com/registry/ER/db1e7c8f-59ef-408a-b22d-0e0759fc33c7.

You may also donate money, using the donate button below, to enable Eastside volunteers to shop for the most-needed toys.  In whatever way you decide to support the toy giveaways, please do so as soon as possible.  We want to have a good supply of toys available for the December 3 event.  Donations will continue to be accepted through Thursday, December 15 for the December 17 event.

Thank you for blessing the lives of children!



The next Railroad Project mobile pantry event in ZIP code 76119 will be Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Ramp Church Texas, 5430 Miller Avenue,  76119, shown in the photo.  Anyone who lives in ZIP code 76119 can come between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM to receive free food and clothing and other goods and services. There will also be a toy give-a-way while supplies last. First come first serve.  New clients and those who signed up previously are eligible to receive free food and clothing once a month at mobile pantry events in 76119 area or the Eastside Ministries headquarters at 5929 East Lancaster Avenue, in ZIP code 76112, as they choose.

People who attend the mobile events will have opportunities to be assessed for depression and anxiety if they choose, and to receive counseling if needed free of charge.


Donors can make an even larger impact on our neighbors in East Fort Worth by signing up to donate a small amount monthly.  You can help supply a steady income to Eastside without exceeding your monthly budget by giving a little at a time.  Sign up for automatic monthly donations, and then you won’t forget to give this help to others when your life gets hectic.  You will become one of Eastside’s most valued donors.

Click on the following link to supercharge your support by donating monthly:



You and your donation will be appreciated every month.

All clients of Eastside now have the option to be screened for depression or anxiety and to receive free counseling if needed.  Let your Intake Specialist know if you would like to fill out the short screening questionnaire.  Counseling appointments with a licensed counselor are scheduled at no cost.


Eastside is currently in need of donations of cold cereal and canned vegetables.  Supplies of these items from Tarrant Area Food Bank are sporadic, and we have had to rely on individual and group donations for these things.  We are also low on hearty soups.  You will be welcome to donate these items on weekdays between 8AM and noon at the door marked “Donations.”

Thank you for making it possible for Eastside to help feed people.


Eastside’s operating hours have changed because of an increase in number of clients.  We are now beginning to see clients at 8:00 AM.  We will stop sign-ins at 11:00 for everyone, so that clients can complete the process of signing in, receiving clothing if desired, and receiving food by noon.


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