East Texas Food Bank kicks off summer backpack program

For the fifth year, kids in Tyler will have food for the weekends throughout the summer thanks to a summer backpack program.

While the East Texas Food Bank’s Summer Feeding Program covers kids Monday through Friday, their annual backpack program provides kids with food for the weekend.

“You can imagine, obviously you’re still hungry during the weekend, they’re really filling that meal gap for a lot of these kids by providing that food,” said Tim Butler, the program services director at East Texas Food Bank.
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