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KETK celebrates Founder’s Day by giving back to East Texas

Nexstar Media Group, the parent company of KETK and Fox51, celebrated its 23rd birthday Monday. We call it Founder’s Day. But rather than celebrating with cake and ice cream and getting presents, we give the gifts by donating time to our community. For years, we have donated our time to East
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East Texas Food Bank holds kicksoff celebration for Summer Food Program

As lunchtime began Tuesday for participants of the Summer Playground Program at the Glass Recreation Center, tiny hands gladly scooped up oranges, milk, sandwiches and other healthy items. “It tastes pretty good,” said Khelci Lacy, 10, of Tyler. The center is one of about 50 sites throughout the region where
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East Texas Food Bank kicks off Summer Food Program for families

The East Texas Food Bank kicks off its Summer Food Program, providing free nutritious meals to children. Across East Texas, 75,000 children in 26 surrounding counties will lose access to free and reduced meals they depend on during the school year. (Watch this story from KETK 56)
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ETX Food Bank’s ‘Summer Food Program’ kicks off

About 100 kids will attend the glass recreation summer camp in Tyler. Roughly 80% of them will take part in the summer food program. “We try and find those areas that we can reach the most children and we’re hoping to distribute almost one-hundred thousand meals and every meal we
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East Texas Food Bank kicks off summer food program

The East Texas Food Bank is kicking off its Summer Food Program. According to the food bank, more than 75,000 children in East Texas depend on schools for free or reduced-priced lunch. So while school is out, kids under 18 can get a free meal through the food bank’s summer
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East Texas Food Bank offering kids free meals this summer

The East Texas Food Bank released its list of locations where children under 18 can get free breakfast or lunch in the city of Tyler. The ETFB says the meals will be nutritional and well-rounded. Kids will also be able to hang out at their sites to play games and
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