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

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Hunger Hero Awards announced for second year

Hunger Hero Award Recipient Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler Hunger Hero Award Recipient Mr. and Mrs. Herb and Melvina Buie Hunger Hero Award Recipient John Soules, Jr. Co-CEO John Soules Foods, Inc. Hunger Hero Award Recipient Paul Owen of the Louis and Peaches Owen Family Foundation To recognize the
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10 Tips to Be Active Adults

Being physically active is important for your health. Adults who are physically active are less likely to develop some chronic diseases than adults who are inactive. Physical activity is any form of exercise or movement of the body that uses energy. People of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities can
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Let’s Build A Healthy Meal

Each meal is a building block in your healthy eating style. Make sure to include all the food groups throughout the day. Make fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and protein food part of your daily meals and snacks. Also, limit added sugars saturated fat, and sodium. Make half your plate veggies
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Hunger hurts our kids’ futures

A child’s chance for a bright tomorrow starts with getting enough food to eat today. Did you know that over 85,000 East Texas children – 1 in every 4 kids – may not know where they will get their next meal? Kids who don’t get enough to eat — especially during their first
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Marsha turned to food pantry when she “didn’t have anything”

We met Marsha while she was visiting an East Texas Food Bank pantry partner. She lives alone now since her family moved to Dallas. “I love to be around my family and like to travel,” she said. Marsha has two girls and two grandchildren. Marsha retired in 2014 after years
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“It felt like Christmas. Even better when I opened the box and saw all the food.”

Mail delivery is always an exciting time for us here at the East Texas Food Bank. Not only do we receive generous gifts from our donors and supporters, we also get letters from families that have been helped by our partner food pantries and feeding programs. Today, we wanted to
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