The East Texas Food Bank and Volunteer Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 18th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Hunger Blog

Board of Directors Spotlight: Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams is the President of Black Nurses Rock in Tyler. She is new the East Texas Food Bank Board of Directors and joined this summer. Lisa recently graduated from Leadership Tyler and did a tour of ETFB in her class. She told us she was amazed at the operations
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Employee Spotlight: Lauren Barnes

Lauren Barnes joined the East Texas Food Bank in October 2019 as the Communications and Marketing Director. Lauren is responsible for all marketing, communications and advocacy activities across ETFB’s 26 county service area. Lauren has a passion for using her skills to have a positive impact on the community and
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Board of Directors Spotlight: Jay Brooks

Jay Brooks is the Smith County Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Coordinator and joined the Board of Directors in July of 2020. Jay said he was inspired to join the board after working with ETFB during its COVID-19 emergency response. “I was impressed with the operation and the number of people that
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Employee Spotlight: Bethany Bausell

Bethany started as a VISTA intern this summer and made such an impression that she was offered a position to stay with the East Texas Food Bank as a Senior Hunger Associate. Day-to-day, Bethany handles record entry of distributions, working in the database and helps with direct distribution preparations for
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When times get hard, Teresa can count on you

I really don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have a place like this to turn to. The PATH food pantry in Tyler makes sure my husband and I don’t go hungry. You see, we’re empty-nesters, but even though we’re only supporting ourselves these days, business is very
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First-time guest takes home food and solace

Maybe you can’t see it because of my mask, but I am all smiles right now! My name is Delois, and this is the first time I’ve visited the East Texas Food Bank’s drive-through distribution. They just put a big box of food in the trunk and we’re about to
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