“I got up this morning about 3:30 a.m. and made it here at 4:18 a.m. to be second in line,” Rosie recently told us when we met her at an emergency food distribution. Being an early riser, it was no problem for her and her friendly personality to be in line that early for a 10 a.m. distribution.
Rosie is just one of the thousands of people who have relied on the East Texas Food Bank and our food pantry partners to help them during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Rosie said the food is important to help feed her and her mom.
“Both my mom and I are heart patients,” Rosie said. She added that with her pre-existing condition it makes it more difficult to go out now. “I wanted to make sure we had the things we needed, so I was able to get boxes for both of us.”
Rosie was very grateful to be able to receive the food during the distribution.
“I thank the East Texas Food Bank for providing the food for us,” she said. “We appreciate everything that you have done to help us.”
With 1 in 4 East Texans facing hunger due to COVID-19, our hunger-relief work is far from over. But thanks to the outpouring of support from the community, we can keep feeding more East Texans like Rosie.
Anyone seeking food assistance can click the “FIND FOOD” at the top of the page to find the closest resource to them.
To support families like Rosie’s, click here to join the fight against hunger.