Amidst a pandemic, we’re providing #OneLessWorry

Last month, we completely shifted our work in response to COVID-19. We immediately started packing emergency food boxes for drive-thru distributions at schools, partner agencies and other community locations. We also launched a new Senior Box Home Delivery program for our homebound seniors.

We are so thankful for our staff, volunteers, partners and donors that quickly adapted and helped us provide 1.8 million meals in March. More than meals, we are providing one less worry for our neighbors whose worlds have been drastically impacted by COVID-19. Click here for our full COVID-19 emergency response.

We’ve seen a huge increase in the demand for food assistance and we’re serving many new faces. It’s families that no longer have access to free and reduced lunch at school. It’s our local college students who lost their wages from waiting tables and don’t have access to dining services on campus anymore.

In March, the East Texas Food Bank provided 1.8 million meals to children, families and seniors in need across 26 counties.

If you are able, here are the most essential ways you can support our work and help provide one less worry for our neighbors:

  1. Donate. Thanks to our wholesale buying power, every dollar you donate provides even more meals for our hungry neighbors. Donate here.
  2. Crowdfund. Any person, business, organization or group can host a virtual food drive to benefit the East Texas Food Bank! We can customize a crowdfunding page with your information and goal. Click here to learn more.
  3. Volunteer. Our Volunteer Center is currently by appointment only and we’ve implemented additional sanitation and social distancing measures. The Texas Governor’s office has deemed food banks as a critical infrastructure industry and we’re allowed to stay open. Learn more here.
  4. Amplify. We need your voice to help share our message. You can stay updated on our work and share our message to your network across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Your support means that access to a nutritious meal is one less worry for our neighbors in need.