The East Texas Food Bank released its list of locations where children under 18 can get free breakfast or lunch in the city of Tyler.
The ETFB says the meals will be nutritional and well-rounded. Kids will also be able to hang out at their sites to play games and get into some physical activity.
Children do not have to register or pick up a meal ticket to get their food. Meals will not be available on the weekends or on July 4.
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More meals will be provided from the East Texas Food Bank thanks to a $50,000 donation from The Rotary Club of Tyler. All of the funds benefit the new “Tyler Rotary Repackaging Room”. The room will give volunteers and rotary members the opportunity to work on different projects such as repacking rice, beans, pastas and grains.
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The East Texas Food Bank continues its efforts to help tornado victims in Alto and San Augustine. Here’s a look how they help during story recovery.
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Save the date. East Texas Giving Day (ETGD), an 18-hour online event that provides critical funding for area non-profits, is set for Tuesday, April 30.
East Texas Communities Foundation partners with area non-profits annually and provides citizens across a 32-county service area an easy platform to support the mission of local non-profits that serve the communities.
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Imagine how you would react if you were volunteering at a food pantry when a family walked in with their little girl in tow, and as they entered, another volunteer gave the little girl an apple. Now, imagine your feelings watching that little girl take the apple and turn to her mother asking, “Is it my day to eat?”
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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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