Our COVID-19 Response

Hunger Blog


Fresh produce helps Keith’s family in a time of need

For many of our East Texas neighbors who struggle with hunger, the COVID-19 pandemic placed an additional amount of stress on their families and limited budgets. With 1 in 5 East Texans, including 1 in 3 children, facing hunger today, the need for food assistance remains high. We met Keith
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“Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” with Walmart, Sam’s Club

One in five East Texans, including one in three children, are facing hunger this year due to the ongoing economic fallout from COVID-19. Neighbors in our community are struggling to put food on the table – simply facing this difficult reality for the first time in their lives. That is
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7 tips on how to vary your protein routine

   When you think of protein do you think of meat on the grill or crispy chicken? While protein is found in animal sources such as meat, poultry and fish it is also in plant sources such as nuts and seeds, peanut butter, eggs, beans and soy products. We all
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Deep East Texas Resource Center opens to provide services in Lufkin

The Deep East Texas Resource Center (DETRC) is located at 105 Lofton Street in Lufkin, Texas. The DETRC provides a one-stop-shop of wraparound services with a food pantry, benefits assistance and other support services for families in deep East Texas. Visitors to the DETRC can self-select items they need from
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Your generosity keeps us nimble in the fight against hunger

When hunger skyrocketed last spring, friends like you responded. Together, you and the East Texas Food Bank served more neighbors than ever using a new drive-through model. When the food supply chain lagged, you were there with funds to fill the gap. Thank you. Your generosity truly is the key
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National Nutrition Month: Consult a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

March is National Nutrition Month®️, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics wants to help give everyone the tools to make informed food choices and develop healthful eating and physical activity habits for life. This year’s theme is to Personalize Your Plate, and this week’s message is to: consult a
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