‘Produce Drop & Community Roadshow’ helps families eat right with fresh produce

Eating fresh produce doesn’t have to be hard or break the bank. The ‘Produce Drop & Community Roadshow’ happened Tuesday giving away products and sending a message.

Hosted by the East Texas Food Bank and the Smith County Food Security Council, the event was held at New Days Community Church in Tyler.

Both organizations wanted to give the message that fresh produce can be easy to attain and if anyone is in need of some, they can help.
(Read more and watch this story from KETK)

Pro wrestling performers fight to end hunger at East Texas Food Bank event

The East Texas Food Bank and Main Event Pro Wrestling presented “Brawl At The Brewery,” a family-friendly pro wrestling event on Saturday at True Vine Brewing Company, 2453 Earl Campbell Parkway in Tyler.

This “fight to end hunger” showcased pro wrestling performers, a light show and drama-filled situations that played out in front of a live audience, according to a news release about it.
(Read more from Tyler Morning Telegraph)

Pro-wrestling ‘Brawl at the Brewery’ to benefit the East Texas Food Bank

Big Daddy Yum Yum stopped by to talk about his Saturday night match against Lucha Libra superstar Estrella Galactica in the fight to end hunger benefiting the East Texas Food Bank.

The event, ‘Brawl At The Brewery’, Saturday, September 14th is FREE admission with a non-perishable food donation at the gate of True Vine Brewing Company, 2453 Earl Campbell Parkway in Tyler, starting at 7:00 pm.
(Read and watch more from KLTV 7)

John Tyler tops Lee to win the 29th annual Pantry Raid competition

John Tyler and Robert E. Lee students love a good competition.

On Saturday, not only were they competing on the football field but also in the 29th annual East Texas Food Bank Pantry Raid at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

For the second straight year, John Tyler took home the trophy. When the winner was announced at halftime on Earl Campbell Field, JT students, along with principal Chanel Howard-Veazy, jumped up and down with joy before converging in a group huddle.
(Read more from Tyler Morning Telegraph)

Tyler high schools compete to feed the hungry in annual Pantry Raid competition

Students at Robert E. Lee High School and John Tyler High School are collecting canned food and monetary donations for the 29th annual Pantry Raid. Each student body hopes to out-donate the other to win a trophy and bragging rights.

“I think the Pantry Raid is a great cause,” Robert E. Lee High School Student Council President Michael Foley, 18, said. “I’ve had the opportunity over the years to do service projects where I see the need in the community for food. To be able to help as a student makes you humble.”
(Read this story from Tyler Morning Telegraph)

REL & JT Principals talk about their schools Pantry Raid competition

The 29th annual Pantry Raid competition between Tyler Lee and John Tyler High School students has kicked off.

Every year, the students at both Tyler ISD high schools have a friendly competition each year to help feed hungry East Texans.

Students are asking the community for their help by donating non-perishable food items or funds at the school of their choice.
(Watch more here from KETK)

East Texas Food Bank sees benefits from China tariffs

President Trump announced this week that he is putting off new tariffs on Chinese goods.

But experts say those tariffs were actually leading to more options for food distribution centers in East Texas and across the country.

GMET’s Brennon Gurley explains how it’s actually helping food banks.

The unintended benefit to the trade war has been a lot of healthy foods coming in for clients in our pantries,” says Dennis Cullinane, Chief Executive Officer, East Texas Food Bank.
(Read and watch this story from KLTV 7)

‘Produce Drop and Community Resource Roadshow’ helps food-insecure families

Hundreds of families came out to a new event offering free healthy produce and information about community resources.

The Smith County Food Security Council and the East Texas Food Bank teamed up to put on the first “Produce Drop and Community Resource Roadshow” at New Days Community Church on Tuesday.
(Read more from Tyler Morning Telegraph)

Smith County Food Security Council hosts program offering fresh produce, info on community resources

The Smith County Food Security Council and the East Texas Food Bank (ETFB) hosted an all-day event Tuesday where East Texans could fill their grocery bags and learn more about the resources the community offers.

The ETFB will handed out free, fresh produce during the Produce Drop and Community Resource Roadshow for the Smith County Food Security Council.
(Read and watch from KLTV 7)

Whataburger, East Texas community collects more than 30,000 pounds of food for families in need

Following the annual Christmas in July food drive and ornament fundraiser, Whataburger and the East Texas community collected more than 36,186 pounds of food and raised $13,893 to help feed East Texas families in need.

In total, the amount of food and dollars raised will provide approximately 141,299 meals for families in need.
(Read more from Marshall News Messenger)