East Texas Food Bank to offer new Mobile Pantry in Grand Saline

The East Texas Food Bank (ETFB) will offer a new Mobile Pantry on the fourth Friday of every month with fresh produce in Grand Saline located in Van Zandt County, from 10-11:30 a.m., beginning April 26. The distribution will take place at the Grand Saline High School Football Stadium at 500 W. Stadium Dr.

“Van Zandt County has a great need for food assistance as almost 14% of the residents including 16.7% of children 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. “We know the need is great and plan to serve 300-500 households at the new mobile pantry distribution each month.”

The East Texas Food Bank currently has nine partner agencies in Van Zandt County that operate food pantries in Ben Wheeler, Canton, Edgewood, Grand Saline, Van and Wills Point. In fiscal year 2023, ETFB distributed in Van Zandt County one million pounds of produce.

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