WEBXTRA: TLL Temple Foundation partnering with East Texas Food Bank to provide food assistance

The TLL Temple Foundation in Angelina County is partnering up with the East Texas Food Bank to provide emergency food assistance this Thursday, March 26.

The Foundation will be using their building at the corner of Lofton Street and Kurth Dr. to hand out boxes of emergency food. The event will be from 4 pm-7 pm. People will need to drive up in their vehicle so there is no person-to-person contact.
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Coronavirus fallout not limiting East Texas Food Bank supplies

Panic buying fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic is not hampering operations of the East Texas Food Bank because it buys food from cooperatives and manufacturers, CEO Dennis Cullinane said.
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H-E-B donates $40K to East Texas Food Bank to aid coronavirus response

With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, food banks across Texas are seeing a rise in demand for resources). To help fill that demand locally, H-E-B has given the East Texas Food Bank a $40,000 donation to continue its mission of fighting hunger and feeding hope.
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Non-profit agencies think outside the box when serving others during a pandemic

Non-profit agencies across Deep and East Texas are thinking outside the box when it comes to service during a pandemic.
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Cooking Matters class help ETFB empower families to make healthier choices

The East Texas Food Bank isn’t just helping feed people, they’re also helping families change the way they think about eating.

Nutrition Education Manager Kinsey Jeffers teaches a 6-week course called Cooking Matters, that challenges participants to rethink the way they shop, cook and feed their families.

“The first four weeks we talk about nutrition education and kitchen and food safety,” Jeffers said. “The fifth week we go on a grocery store tour, and the sixth week is a potluck and we play a nutrition (trivia) game.”
(Read more from Tyler Paper)