Football Visits Tarrant Area Food Bank

Jon Koontz helped deliver chickens on Friday afternoon.

Dec. 12, 2011

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FORT WORTH, Texas - A trio of TCU football players helped Albertson's deliver 500 whole chickens to the Tarrant Area Food Bank on Friday afternoon. The grocery store donated a chicken for every point scored by the Horned Frogs this season.

Making the deliveries along with representatives from Albertson's were Greg McCoy, Blaize Foltz and Jon Koontz. 500 local families in need will receive whole chicken roasters this holiday season as part of a special program called "Turkeys for Touchdowns" between TCU and Albertsons. Because of the increased price of turkeys this year, Tarrant Area Food Bank requested chickens in order to match the quantity with TCU's point total and provide a holiday meat for the greatest number of families.

Founded in 1982 as a non-profit clearinghouse for donated food, Tarrant Area Food Bank is the primary source of food for 300-plus major hunger-relief programs in Fort Worth and 13 surrounding counties. Each month, this network of charities provides emergency groceries to more than 40,000 households and serves 570,000 meals and snacks on their own sites. For more information, please visit or call 817-332-9177. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter as TAFoodBank ( and



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