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Our COVID-19 Response

Hunger Blog

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New USDA benefit to help provide food to families with children that have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals

Haga clic aquí para ver español Because of school closures from COVID-19, Texas received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide more than $1 billion in pandemic food benefits to families with children that have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals. Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer
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Increase in need continues for April as ETFB responds to COVID-19 affected families

In April, we continued our emergency response to COVID-19. We provided over 2.4 million meals (which is 42% increase from April 2019!) to East Texas children, families and seniors in need. With support from the Texas Army National Guard, we continued our emergency drive-thru distributions, Senior Box Home Delivery program
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Volunteers are essential to helping during COVID-19, year-round

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week! Year-round, our volunteers demonstrate their commitment to fighting hunger and feeding hope by working to get food into the hands of our the families we serve. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us how influential volunteers are to the East Texas Food Bank and we are so
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Weekly drive-thru distributions continue

In response to COVID-19, the East Texas Food Bank is holding a weekly drive-thru emergency food box distribution. We will be distributing emergency food boxes and fresh items (such as milk, produce and meat when available). The distributions will be at the East Texas State Fairgrounds every Friday from 10
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Texas National Guard arrives at the East Texas Food Bank

Year-round, when our neighbors are struggling, the East Texas Food Bank is here to help. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, we were already facing a hunger crisis in our community, with more than 241,000 East Texans at risk of hunger. We will continue our mission of fighting hunger and feeding hope
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Providing #OneLessWorry in partnership with St. Paul Children’s Foundation

When our neighbors are struggling, the East Texas Food Bank is here to help. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, we were already facing a hunger crisis in our community, with more than 241,000 East Texans at risk of hunger. In the last month, we have seen more than a 20% increase
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