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Our COVID-19 Response

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Drive thru distributions to help those in need of food assistance during COVID-19 pandemic

In response to COVID-19, the East Texas Food Bank is holding weekly drive-thru emergency food box distributions. We will be distributing emergency food boxes and two gallons of milk to each household. The distributions will be at the East Texas State Fairgrounds from 10 am-12pm (while supplies last). The boxes
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March Blog

Amidst a pandemic, we’re providing #OneLessWorry

Last month, we completely shifted our work in response to COVID-19. We immediately started packing emergency food boxes for drive-thru distributions at schools, partner agencies and other community locations. We also launched a new Senior Box Home Delivery program for our homebound seniors. We are so thankful for our staff,
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TLL Temple Foundation, East Texas Food bank distribute food in Lufkin

The TLL Temple Foundation and the East Texas Food Bank partnered up again for the second week to help people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week the two non-profits distributed 670 boxes which fed around 1,100 meals. On Tuesday the group handed out between 1,800 and 2,000 boxes.
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East Texas Food Bank sets emergency food box distribution, launches senior box delivery

The East Texas Food Bank will be hosting an emergency food box distribution, and launching a delivery program to get food boxes to seniors. The ETFB will host an emergency food box distribution from 10 a.m. to noon (or while supplies last) on Friday, April 3 at the East Texas
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Skyrocketing unemployment changing requirements for SNAP

In about a week, more than 150,000 Texans filed for unemployment benefits, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.For perspective, that is an 860% increase over the prior week. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services lowered some of the requirements needed to qualify for welfare programs like SNAP.
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East Texas Food Bank holding ‘virtual food drive’

The East Texas Food Bank organized a virtual food drive to help serve the needy in the East Texas area. Donors are asked to purchase needed items online that will be distributed to those in need. (Read this story from KYTX CBS19)
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