Our COVID-19 Response

Hunger Blog

Being a light in a time of need

My name is Coby, and I’m a salon owner here in Tyler. The coronavirus left me out of work for a time. I was grateful to spend more time with my children to help with their schoolwork, but I also had more time to stress and worry about bills and
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Helping seniors stay healthy and thrive

I’m Nadia, and even though I haven’t had coronavirus, it has impacted my day-to-day life. Receiving a food box from the senior delivery program has helped me so much. Before they came with the food box, I was running low on canned goods because I can’t go to pantries right
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You’ve helped feed my family at a difficult time

My name is Beth, and I’m a single mom with a 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter. My daughter has seizures, to the point where I cannot put her in day care and work, so I stay home to take care of my children. Providing enough food for them every day
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East Texas Food Bank honors seven recipients with inaugural Hunger Hero Awards

Brookshire Grocery Company Longview Police Department Smith County Government The Mentoring Alliance T.L.L. Temple Foundation Tyler Police Department To recognize the outpouring of support from the community during the East Texas Food Bank’s crisis response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ETFB honored seven recipients with the inaugural Hunger Hero Awards. Hunger
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Hunger in East Texas is growing

Before the pandemic hit our community, East Texas was already facing a hunger crisis with 1 in 5 East Texans facing hunger. Unfortunately, the number has increased and now 1 in 4 East Texans, including 1 in 3 children, are facing hunger each day. The pandemic has presented the perfect
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How hunger affects seniors like Mary

The rate of hunger among seniors aged 60 and older has increased drastically over the past 20 years, and now COVID-19 puts even more at-risk. Seniors facing hunger increased by 38% since 2001 and as America ages, hunger pains grow. According to Feeding America: ·       63% of seniors are forced
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