Our COVID-19 Response

Hunger Blog


“This food will help out a lot.”

“Nutritious food is important to have with young children,” said Kaprenai, who we met at an East Texas Food Bank distribution recently. “This food will help out a lot,” she told us. Kaprenai has a busy household, with six children ranging from 4 to 14 years old. She said that
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“We are just like everyone else right now.”

“We are just like everyone else right now,” said David who recently attended a food distribution. “I’m currently on furlough at work and my wife just went back after a 2 month furlough.” David said his family of 5 is doing “okay”, however they are feeling the effects of the
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“We appreciate everything that you have done to help us.”

“I got up this morning about 3:30 a.m. and made it here at 4:18 a.m. to be second in line,” Rosie recently told us when we met her at an emergency food distribution. Being an early riser, it was no problem for her and her friendly personality to be in line
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Volunteers help fight hunger and feed hope during COVID-19 pandemic

Volunteers are an essential part to helping the East Texas Food Bank continue our mission of “fighting hunger and feeding hope in East Texas”.  They have played a much more vital role recently as we have been distributing even more food due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic everyone
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“We feel like someone cares here.”

For the past three months, the East Texas Food Bank has held drive-thru distributions in cities all over our 26 county service area.  The distributions were developed as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and we saw an immediate, increased demand for families affected by job loss, school closures and
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Summer Food Program continues to serve meals despite COVID-19

Did you know that 1 in 3 East Texas children are facing hunger this summer? The East Texas Food Bank’s Summer Food Program is underway at 21 sites throughout our East Texas service area to help feed those hungry children. The program serves children under 18 during the time when
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