Hunger Blog

REL & JT Principals talk about their schools Pantry Raid competition

The 29th annual Pantry Raid competition between Tyler Lee and John Tyler High School students has kicked off. Every year, the students at both Tyler ISD high schools have a friendly competition each year to help feed hungry East Texans. Students are asking the community for their help by donating non-perishable food items or
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East Texas Food Bank sees benefits from China tariffs

President Trump announced this week that he is putting off new tariffs on Chinese goods. But experts say those tariffs were actually leading to more options for food distribution centers in East Texas and across the country. GMET’s Brennon Gurley explains how it’s actually helping food banks. “The unintended benefit
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‘Produce Drop and Community Resource Roadshow’ helps food-insecure families

Hundreds of families came out to a new event offering free healthy produce and information about community resources. The Smith County Food Security Council and the East Texas Food Bank teamed up to put on the first “Produce Drop and Community Resource Roadshow” at New Days Community Church on Tuesday.
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Smith County Food Security Council hosts program offering fresh produce, info on community resources

The Smith County Food Security Council and the East Texas Food Bank (ETFB) hosted an all-day event Tuesday where East Texans could fill their grocery bags and learn more about the resources the community offers. The ETFB will handed out free, fresh produce during the Produce Drop and Community Resource
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Whataburger, East Texas community collects more than 30,000 pounds of food for families in need

Following the annual Christmas in July food drive and ornament fundraiser, Whataburger and the East Texas community collected more than 36,186 pounds of food and raised $13,893 to help feed East Texas families in need. In total, the amount of food and dollars raised will provide approximately 141,299 meals for
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East Texas Food Bank hopes to finish summer program strong

The mission of the East Texas Food Bank’s Summer Feed Program is to ensure no child goes hungry during the summer. The program helps to feed children who rely on free or reduced lunch programs during the school. (Read more from KYTX CBS19)
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