Hunger Blog

Annual Charlie Brown Thanksgiving benefits East Texas Food Bank

It’s time for the ninth annual “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” benefiting the East Texas Food Bank.  The event will take place at Bergfeld Park Amphitheatre in Tyler, on Friday, November 9th at 5:30 pm.  The public is asked to bring plastic jars of peanut butter to donate to the East
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East Texas schools tackle childhood hunger through backpack programs

Sabine ISD volunteer Misty Gee believes area school districts’ backpack programs help build relationships between families and schools. “(Families) know that someone is looking out for them,” she said. Districts, which rely on donations of money, food and more to operate the programs, are seeking community support as they begin
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Hundreds of students give back during Tyler high school’s ‘Community Service Day’

Hundreds of students from Grace Community High School spent Thursday packing lunches, cleaning yards, and fulfilling a variety of other needs as part of the school’s yearly Community Service Day. Every year, Grace students are divided into groups and sent to help nonprofits in whatever means possible. “I see there
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SFA community nutrition students to lead Cooking Matters program

Representatives from the East Texas Food Bank in Tyler recently visited Stephen F. Austin State University to kick off a six-week Cooking Matters program in Nacogdoches. This is the fourth year SFA’s School of Human Sciences has partnered with the food bank to provide this informative and interactive program to
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Lee, JT go head-to-head for annual Pantry Raid competition

Students at John Tyler and Robert E. Lee high schools are duking it out to see who can do the most good for their community during the 28th annual Pantry Raid competition. Every year the schools go head-to-head to see who can collect the most nonperishable food items for the East
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High School Students Compete to Feed Hungry

The 28th annual Pantry Raid competition between Robert E. Lee and John Tyler High School students has kicked off.  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
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