The East Texas Food Bank (ETFB) will offer a new farmer’s market style Mobile Pantry on the first Wednesday of every month with fresh produce in Daingerfield in Morris County, from 10-11:30 a.m. beginning June 7th, at the Church on the Rock located at 909 Linda Dr.
“In Morris County, 17 percent of the residents, including 27 percent of children, are food insecure according to the latest data from Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap,” said Dennis Cullinane, CEO of the East Texas Food Bank. “Studies show a direct link to good nutrition and health outcomes so the ability to offer more vegetables and fruits will greatly benefit the residents.”
ETFB is partnering with Special Health Resources of Texas to offer free health checkups to people who attend the distribution in a climate controlled bus. The Mobile Pantry is open to anyone needing food and there are no ID requirements. This is a walk-up pantry so participants are encouraged to bring wagons, carts or bags to help put their items in to take to their cars.
Volunteers are needed and if you would like to help please arrive at 9 a.m.
The East Texas Food Bank currently has six partner agencies that operate food pantries in Daingerfield, Naples and Omaha. If you need groceries, visit EastTexasFoodBank.org and click on FIND FOOD to see when pantries in your county are open.