“You are helping people more than you think”


On a sunny day recently, we met John at one of our monthly drive-thru produce distributions. He told us it wasn’t his first visit, but he really preferred our drive-thru method we have been using during the pandemic.

“I’ve been to some other food pantries in town and there was a lot of sitting and waiting,” he told us. “I can’t really do that being disabled like I am.”

John said he just started receiving disability benefits last year, and while “it ain’t much” it is at least some help for him.

“The food I get here helps me out and it saves my grocery money that I can put towards other bills,” he said. “It’s nice getting milk and eggs when we get those. They have gotten high.”

John wanted to thank everyone who helps in the distribution and allows him to receive nutritious food.

“You are helping people more than you think,” he said.

1 in 5 East Texans like John are facing hunger today. You can be the 1 to help in 2021 when you donate money, volunteer or hold a virtual food drive for the East Texas Food Bank.