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East Texas Food Bank, Junior League of Tyler partner for annual Summer Backpack Program

Maudesta Moore said she had spent most of her summer watching the shows her grandbabies wanted to watch when she decided to turn on the morning news and saw that the East Texas Food Bank would be kicking off its annual Summer Backpack Program. Moore said she was planning to
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East Texas Food Bank kicks off summer backpack program

For the fifth year, kids in Tyler will have food for the weekends throughout the summer thanks to a summer backpack program. While the East Texas Food Bank’s Summer Feeding Program covers kids Monday through Friday, their annual backpack program provides kids with food for the weekend. “You can imagine,
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ETFB announces $41,500 grant from Morgan Stanley to expand Fresh Produce Program

The East Texas Food Bank today announced a new grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to support the food bank’s fresh produce program. The funds will be used to increase the food bank’s ability to access, transport and store fresh produce and provide fruits and vegetables for families in need.
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KETK celebrates Founder’s Day by giving back to East Texas

Nexstar Media Group, the parent company of KETK and Fox51, celebrated its 23rd birthday Monday. We call it Founder’s Day. But rather than celebrating with cake and ice cream and getting presents, we give the gifts by donating time to our community. For years, we have donated our time to East
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East Texas Food Bank holds kicksoff celebration for Summer Food Program

As lunchtime began Tuesday for participants of the Summer Playground Program at the Glass Recreation Center, tiny hands gladly scooped up oranges, milk, sandwiches and other healthy items. “It tastes pretty good,” said Khelci Lacy, 10, of Tyler. The center is one of about 50 sites throughout the region where
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East Texas Food Bank kicks off Summer Food Program for families

The East Texas Food Bank kicks off its Summer Food Program, providing free nutritious meals to children. Across East Texas, 75,000 children in 26 surrounding counties will lose access to free and reduced meals they depend on during the school year. (Watch this story from KETK 56)
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