“We are just like everyone else right now.”


“We are just like everyone else right now,” said David who recently attended a food distribution.

“I’m currently on furlough at work and my wife just went back after a 2 month furlough.”

David said his family of 5 is doing “okay”, however they are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Fortunately for their family, no one has been sick.

“When we go to the grocery store, we find supply issues,” he said.  “Then there are limits on the number of items you can purchase.”

Having nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables for his family is important to David.

“We try to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle,” he said.  “The produce we received is going to provide options for several meals in the next few days I’m sure.”

David said he appreciates the ability to pick up the items from the distribution and the work that the East Texas Food Bank is doing.

“I just want to give a big thank you,” he said.  “This is very much needed in the community right now.”

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 Texas families like David’s.

Anyone seeking food assistance can click the “FIND FOOD” at the top of the page to find the closest resource to them.

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