The East Texas Food Bank will be holding a special holiday produce and food distribution on December 20 at the East Texas State Fairgrounds in Tyler. Distribution will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is limited to one distribution per household. The event expects to serve 500 households.
ETFB holds a free produce distribution event at the fairgrounds on the first and third Friday of every month. In addition to the regular produce items, frozen chicken, canned goods and peanut butter will also be distributed.
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The Trump administration has officially finalized a new rule for those receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
The rule applies to able-bodied adults with no dependents.
“Currently under the SNAP program there are certain job requirements that people have to abide by in order to receive SNAP,” said Tim Butler, the program services director for the East Texas Food Bank. “Specifically, people aged 18-49 without dependents and not care takers; they have to show 20 hours of work within a week in order to receive SNAP.”
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Ozarka Brand Natural Spring Water is helping the East Texas Food Bank kick off Giving Tuesday by donating $5,000 and a truckload of bottled water.
Giving Tuesday is a 24-hour global day of giving to charities and nonprofits.
The donation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the East Texas Food Bank, 3201 Robertson Road. After the presentation, Ozarka employees will volunteer at the food bank.
(Read more from Tyler Morning Telegraph)
The holiday season, or “season of giving,” moves many people to look beyond themselves and consider the needs of the nearly quarter of a million people in this region who are hungry.
Charitable organizations, here and around the country, are typically awash with donations of food, clothes, and money when the weather cools, leaves turn, and everyone feels the holiday spirit.
That’s great, Anderson County advocates said, but fighting hunger is a year-round battle that calls for our assistance every month of the year. Those who package, prepare, and deliver aid to the needy would like people to hold onto the spirit of giving in spring, when donations all but cease.
(Read more from Palestine Herald-Press)