Texas Health Resources is giving millions of dollars to community groups in North Texas, including $1.7 million to groups working in Fort Worth.
The nonprofit hospital system is giving $748,314 to the Taste Project, the pay-what-you-can restaurant in Fort Worth. Diners can pay what they can afford, what they would normally pay, or the cost of a typical meal plus a little extra to subsidize other diners. The restaurant, at 1200 South Main St., provides job training and paid culinary experience, and also offers completely free meals to people experiencing homelessness. Texas Health’s grant will support the project’s culinary job training programs, as well as providing access to healthy food and financial literacy courses for participants, according to a news release from the health system.
The Taste Project recently announced plans to open a second location in Arlington.