Hunger Blog

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Additional benefits available again for families due to pandemic

Last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Health and Human Services Commission and Texas Education Agency made additional benefits available to families through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. P-EBT provides food benefits for families with children who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price meals at school
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Grains

10 Ways to Eat Whole Grains

Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Grains are divided into two subgroups, whole grains and refined grains. Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel—the bran, germ and endosperm. People who eat whole grains as part of a healthy eating
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“Your help is a real blessing!”

My name is Bobby, and I want to thank you for thinking about me. It’s a scary time right now. You get to be my age and you’re dealing with a lot of health problems. Diabetes, heart trouble. The shape I’m in, I don’t dare leave the house. I found
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Bell Elementary makes surprise gift during East Texas Giving Day

During East Texas Giving Day in April, a record 2.8 million dollars was raised for nonprofit organizations in East Texas. Thanks to our generous donors and matching funds, the East Texas Food Bank was able to raise a remarkable $63,366 dollars to help with our mission of fighting hunger and
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College students may be eligible for SNAP benefits under temporary program

College students are not exempt from facing hunger. In fact, 39% of students at two-year institutions and 29% at four-year institutions were reported as not having proper access to food in a recent study by The Hope Center. According to Every Texan, “71% of undergraduate college students are single parents,
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Fresh produce helps Barronda’s family

“Everything I get is important. I have cancer.” That’s what Barronda shared with us during a recent produce distribution. “My treatments take up a lot of my income,” she said. “So this helps balance things out for me and my family.” Barronda said that because of her cancer and COVID,
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