The East Texas Food Bank cares about and serves children, families and seniors who do not have enough food to eat.  Every day, we work to feed people through a variety of programs and services.

Child Assistance

Backpack Program


Provides school children food over the weekend so they return ready to learn.

Kids Cafe

Kids Cafe©& Afterschool Snack

Provides snacks and meals to local after-school programs.

Summer Food Program

Summer Food

Provides nutritious meals at locations in the summer where children play.

Senior Assistance

Senior Box

Provides a monthly nutritious box of food to seniors who qualify.

Other Assistance

Mobile Pantry

Mobile Pantry

Delivers truckloads of food to rural locations in our service area that have little to no access to emergency food.

Cooking Matters

Nutrition Education

Educates and promotes healthy and safe food for children, families and seniors that need it most.

Benefits Assistance

Benefits Assistance

Provides referrals to services such as SNAP, Children’s Medicaid and Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

Fresh Produce

Our long term goal is to continue to increase distribution of healthy, nutritious produce, which is key in the health of the children, families and seniors we serve in East Texas.