Hunger Blog

East Texas Food Bank leadership says SNAP changes won’t impact ETX, calls for empathy

As the holiday season approaches, leaders at the East Texas Food Bank are asking others for a little empathy when it comes to new changes to the SNAP program. Program Services Director Tim Butler said that while changes to SNAP, which eliminate a state’s ability to issue high unemployment waivers,
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ETX Food Bank launches food distribution to fight hunger during the holidays

Here in East Texas, 1 in every 4 kids and 1 in 5 adults don’t know where their next meal is coming from. That’s why the East Texas Food Bank is providing a way for families to get some help before the holidays. East Texans struggling with hunger do not
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East Texas Food Bank to distribute extra food for the holidays

The East Texas Food Bank will be holding a special holiday produce and food distribution on December 20 at the East Texas State Fairgrounds in Tyler.  Distribution will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is limited to one distribution per household. The event expects to serve 500 households.
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New SNAP rule won’t affect East Texans

The Trump administration has officially finalized a new rule for those receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The rule applies to able-bodied adults with no dependents. “Currently under the SNAP program there are certain job requirements that people have to abide by in order to receive SNAP,” said Tim
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East Texas Food Bank offers tips for safe food handling when preparing holiday meals

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but if you’re not careful in the kitchen, loved ones could end up sick. As part of its mission to fight hunger and feed hope, the East Texas Food Bank offers free nutrition education, including a six-week course focusing on food preparation,
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Giving Tuesday: Ozarka donates $5K, truckload of water to East Texas Food Bank

Giving Tuesday is here, and it marks a 24-hour global day of giving to charities and nonprofit organizations. Ozarka Natural Spring Water made a $5,000 donation to the East Texas Food Bank. Ozarka is also donating a truckload of bottled water, and employees from the Ozarka production facility in Hawkins
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