Helping Hands of Kilgore is helping locals make healthy food choices with the public pantry’s monthly Produce Drops.
The food pantry teams up with the East Texas Food Bank to distribute fresh fruit and vegetables to the community once a month and the event draws dozens to the charity at 201 S. Martin St. The Produce Drops have been a regular occurrence at Helping Hands for nearly four years, said Executive Director Ursula Plaisance, and Monday’s drop was well-attended.
“Yesterday there were about 90 (people),” Plaisance said. “The cold kind of deters some but that’s still a good turnout.”
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The East Texas Food Bank works with schools to distribute food to children with food insecurities through various programs, and one of those is their “backpack program.”
East Texas Food Bank and their partners fill backpacks with various nutritious foods, and they are distributed to children with food insecurities at convenient locations throughout the area.
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“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.
(Read more from Tyler Morning Telegraph)
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