“I’ve spoken of a thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the nation doing good,” said President George H.W. Bush in his 1989 Inaugural Speech.
One point of light in East Texas, Davonte Kemp, a volunteer at The East Texas Food Bank.
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Stephen F. Austin State University students in the School of Human Sciences wrapped up their fourth annual Cooking Matters program with a graduation ceremony and game night.
During this six-week collaborative course with the East Texas Food Bank, SFA students worked with community members to educate them on healthy eating habits and budgeting.
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The future of local farmers markets and produce sections could include a lot more bok choy, red mustard greens and other Asian vegetables.
Last month it was announced that the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have teamed up for a yearlong trial to examine the feasibility and possible benefits of growing Asian vegetables in Texas. The trial is being held at four AgriLife facilities across the state.
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It’s time for the ninth annual “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” benefiting the East Texas Food Bank. The event will take place at Bergfeld Park Amphitheatre in Tyler, on Friday, November 9th at 5:30 pm. The public is asked to bring plastic jars of peanut butter to donate to the East Texas Food Bank. A special presentation of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will begin at 6:00pm
Representatives from the East Texas Food Bank in Tyler recently visited Stephen F. Austin State University to kick off a six-week Cooking Matters program in Nacogdoches.
This is the fourth year SFA’s School of Human Sciences has partnered with the food bank to provide this informative and interactive program to the community. Justin Pelham, food, nutrition and dietetics clinical instructor at SFA, is using this program as a class project to provide an opportunity for students to showcase their skills in a real-world setting.
“My intention for the SFA community nutrition course is providing real-world application to our students by plugging them in to relevant outreach events in East Texas,” Pelham said. “These opportunities enhance each student’s learning experience while working with underserved populations in our community, thus making a significant impact in the student’s lives well past their undergraduate years at SFA.”
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