The East Texas Food Bank and Volunteer Center will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.

Hunger Blog

Local food banks could be impacted by government shutdown

If the government shutdown continues, millions of low-income families who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, could have a harder time buying food; that includes, people in East Texas. “The SNAP program is funded and running it’s funded through January, there’s about $3 billion worth of reserves
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The legacy of volunteerism left by George H.W. Bush

“I’ve spoken of a thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the nation doing good,” said President George H.W. Bush in his 1989 Inaugural Speech. One point of light in East Texas, Davonte Kemp, a volunteer at The East Texas Food Bank.
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SFA wraps up fourth annual Cooking Matters program

Stephen F. Austin State University students in the School of Human Sciences wrapped up their fourth annual Cooking Matters program with a graduation ceremony and game night. During this six-week collaborative course with the East Texas Food Bank, SFA students worked with community members to educate them on healthy eating
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Asian vegetables grown during trial at local Texas A&M AgriLife facility donated to East Texas Food Bank

The future of local farmers markets and produce sections could include a lot more bok choy, red mustard greens and other Asian vegetables. Last month it was announced that the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have teamed up for a yearlong trial to examine the
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Annual Charlie Brown Thanksgiving benefits East Texas Food Bank

It’s time for the ninth annual “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” benefiting the East Texas Food Bank.  The event will take place at Bergfeld Park Amphitheatre in Tyler, on Friday, November 9th at 5:30 pm.  The public is asked to bring plastic jars of peanut butter to donate to the East
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East Texas schools tackle childhood hunger through backpack programs

Sabine ISD volunteer Misty Gee believes area school districts’ backpack programs help build relationships between families and schools. “(Families) know that someone is looking out for them,” she said. Districts, which rely on donations of money, food and more to operate the programs, are seeking community support as they begin
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