Hunger Blog

East Texas Giving Day to be held April 30

Save the date. East Texas Giving Day (ETGD), an 18-hour online event that provides critical funding for area non-profits, is set for Tuesday, April 30. East Texas Communities Foundation partners with area non-profits annually and provides citizens across a 32-county service area an easy platform to support the mission of
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East Texas Food Bank donated food and supplies to residents in Alto

The Alto Food Bank received a donation of food from the East Texas Food Bank. Alberta Pope has little to no food in her home, due to the storms that impacted Alto. “We lost a little food because our lights and electricity was off, and we couldn’t cook, and my
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East Texas Food Bank strives for Hunger Free East Texas

Imagine how you would react if you were volunteering at a food pantry when a family walked in with their little girl in tow, and as they entered, another volunteer gave the little girl an apple.  Now, imagine your feelings watching that little girl take the apple and turn to
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Food pantry delivers healthy options

Helping Hands of Kilgore is helping locals make healthy food choices with the public pantry’s monthly Produce Drops. The food pantry teams up with the East Texas Food Bank to distribute fresh fruit and vegetables to the community once a month and the event draws dozens to the charity at
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ETX Food Bank ‘Backpack Program’ helps food insecure children on spring break

The East Texas Food Bank works with schools to distribute food to children with food insecurities through various programs, and one of those is their “backpack program.” East Texas Food Bank and their partners fill backpacks with various nutritious foods, and they are distributed to children with food insecurities at
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Editorial: Amid shutdown, we should be prepared for rising need for food

The world’s best psychic (if, indeed, there is such a thing) would be hard-pressed to accurately predict when the government shutdown will end. Already the longest ever, we can’t see any particular breaking points that might lead to some agreement. Compromise is apparently not even a consideration as neither side
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