Increase in need continues for April as ETFB responds to COVID-19 affected families

In April, we continued our emergency response to COVID-19. We provided over 2.4 million meals (which is 42% increase from April 2019!) to East Texas children, families and seniors in need.

With support from the Texas Army National Guard, we continued our emergency drive-thru distributions, Senior Box Home Delivery program and provided even more support to our partner agencies.

Watch the video above to see the impact the food assistance has on our East Texas neighbors.

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.