A big Eastside thank-you to everyone who has donated money, time, and groceries to help provide and give away holiday dinner groceries!  Last week, November 16-20, Eastside gave out holiday groceries to approximately 170 families.  We anticipate giving out about that many more between December 14 and December 18.  This is in addition to continuing to provide the regular monthly boxes of  groceries to our clients and daily sack lunches for homeless folks.

Generous and faithful people like you make it possible for Eastside to bless those who need help.  Thank you.


Eastside is now collecting toys to supply families in need with Christmas gifts for their children.  If you want to help with this effort, you can click on the following link to purchase a toy from Amazon to be delivered to Eastside.  https://smile.amazon.com/registries/custom/3IQVDL3KGLM6E/guest-view?ref=cm_sw_em_r_gr_un_ICkJYP8YAFDRl

Or you can send a check to us at 5929 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76112, and indicate that your donation is for Christmas toys.  Or click on the link below to donate money online to our Christmas Toys campaign.


Yet another option is to bring a toy (new, or in like-new condition) to the Donation door at Eastside between 8:30 and 11 AM weekdays from November 30 through December 10.  Suggested types of toys (for children 6 months to 12 years old) are: STEM toys and books, sports equipment, multi-ethnic dolls, career dolls, coloring books with colors, blocks, stuffed animals, toy cars, musical toys.

Eastside will need to receive your donation by December 10 to allow for timely distribution of toys.  If donations are not sufficient to give toys to all of our client families, we will bless as many as we can.

Thank you for helping to make smiles happen this Christmas!


Giving Tuesday is a worldwide event that happens annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  We are reminded, during this season of gratitude, to share with others.

We at Eastside are grateful this season for the generous people who have donated to our organization through North Texas Giving Day in September and our Holiday Dinner Groceries campaign in October-November.  We have the opportunity to provide for an ever-increasing number of families, thanks to these donations.

If you have missed your opportunities to donate through those avenues, please consider making a gift on December 1 this year.  Just click on “How to Give Help” on this website, and scroll down to the “Contribute” paragraph, where you will find the “Donate” button.  Times are hard right now, and the need is great.  On behalf of our clients, we thank you for sharing.

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.


Eastside will be closed for the entire week of Thanksgiving, that is, November 23 through November 27.  We will also be closed for the week of Christmas, that is, December 21 through 25 and the following week, December 28 through January 1.

Eastside will be open as usual on Veterans’ Day, November 11.

Clients who want to pick up the extra groceries for Thanksgiving dinner or for Christmas dinner must sign up by November 13.  People who want to donate money to help make this possible must have their donations turned in by November 12.  Those who want to donate a bag of groceries or a turkey must have them turned in by November 13.  Please see holiday food News story for additional information about this program, including a list of specific food items.  Clients who have signed up on time may pick up the extra groceries either November 16 – 20 or December 14 – 18, but not both.

© 2019 Eastside Ministries