Fresh Produce Program

Distributes fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income recipients through partner agencies. Since the program started, fresh produce distribution has grown from 700,000 pounds a year to nearly 7 million pounds a year.

CharlesCharles is waiting in line to pick up fresh vegetables.  Twice a month, the East Texas Food Bank partners with Mission Marshall to distribute fresh produce and other foods to those in need in Harrison County.
“I’m retired.  It’s a great help, I’m able to get fresh stuff to eat,” said Charles.
Charles is not alone.  Each month, 1,000 families are served with this produce distribution according to Misty Scott with Mission Marshall, an East Texas Food Bank partner agency.  
“We get potatoes, onions, peppers and sometimes carrots, cabbages and greens,” said Charles.
Charles admits that it would be “a blow below the belt” if this produce distribution was cut off.
“These people that help, they are God’s gift.  They could be somewhere else, but they are volunteering to help feed hungry people,” said Charles.

Joan & Linda“I’m getting produce that I can’t afford to buy in the store,” said Joan.
With just income from Social Security, Joan says the produce and other items she receives is a real benefit.  
“We never know what we are going to get when we come,” said Joan.  
“We’re just thankful for what we do get,” said Linda.  “With some of the bills, it’s really hard to pay all of those and buy groceries.”

Gregoria“I’m here to pick up produce that’s just too expensive in the store,” Gregoria said.
“This is my first time to come.  It’s been really good,” Gregoria said adding that she was able to pick up some apples and potatoes.
Gregoria works three days a week, so money is really limited. 
“This helps me to have fresh vegetables to eat…it really makes a difference,” she said.

Distribution Locations

  • Atlanta - New Birth of Hope, 303 Johns Street
    3rd Thursday of each month - 9:00am - 10:00am
     
  • Canton - St. Terese Catholic Charities, 14786 FM 859
    1st Thursday of each month - 9:00am - 12:00pm
     
  • Carthage - Mission Carthage, 940 E. Sabine
    1st Wednesday of each month - 10:30am
     
  • Center - Tri-County, 115 Teneha Street
    4th Wednesday of each month - 10:00am

  • Centerville - Downtown Square
    1st Thursday of each month - 12:00pm

  • Daingerfield - Our Lady of Fatima, 1305 Burt St.
    2nd Monday of each month - 2:00pm
     
  • Frankston - Rainbow House
    Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday  (903-876-2235)

  • Jefferson - First United Methodist Church, 305 W. Henderson
    3rd Saturday of each month - 10:00am -12:00pm
     
  • Longview - Longview Baptist Temple, 2200 W. Loop 281
    2nd & 4th Saturday - 11:00am - 1:00pm
     
  • Malakoff - 220 Mitcham St.
    1st Tuesday of each month - 12:30pm

  • Marshall - Immanuel Baptist Church, 2408 W. Pinecrest
    1st & 3rd Friday of each month - 11:00am -1:00pm 
     
  • Naples - Hands Extended, 105 Pace Street
    Every Tuesday & Friday - 10:00am -11:00am 
     
  • Palestine - First Resource Center, 801 N. Sycamore
    1st Thursday of each month - 7:00am
     
  • Pittsburg - God's Closet, 129 Jefferson
    1st & 3rd Monday of each month - 10:00am - 12:00pm
     
  • San Augustine - Caring & Sharing, 405 S. Bolivar
    2nd Wednesday of each month - 8:30am -11:30am

  • Texarkana - Friendship Center, 620 W. Fourth
    2nd & 4th Thursday of each month - 10:00am - 12:00pm
     
  • Texarkana - Flower Acres, 3000 Flower Acres Road
    2nd & 4th Thursday of each month - 10:30am - 12:00pm
     
For more information about Fresh Produce Program, contact Kirk Goodman.  Donate to the Fresh Produce Program.

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