East Texas Food Bank to offer new Mobile Pantry in Seven Points

The East Texas Food Bank (ETFB) will offer a new Mobile Pantry on the second Friday of every month with fresh produce in Seven Points located in Henderson County, near Cedar Creek Reservoir from 4-5:30 p.m., beginning March 8. The distribution will take place at the Lakeview Assembly of God located at 501 E. Cedar Creek Parkway.

“Henderson County has a great need for food assistance as almost 16% of the residents are food insecure according to the latest data from Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap,” said David Emerson, CEO of the East Texas Food Bank. “Currently we help over 2,800 households in Henderson County. 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.”

The East Texas Food Bank currently has nine partner agencies in Henderson County that operate food pantries in Athens, Brownsboro, Chandler, Gun Barrel City, Malakoff, Murchison, and Tool. In fiscal year 2023, ETFB distributed in Henderson County 624,000 pounds of produce.

The drive-through Mobile Pantry is open to anyone needing food and there are no ID requirements.