Hunger Blog

WHAT-A-HELP: East Texas Whataburgers holding food drive on Tuesday

Whataburger and the East Texas Food Bank are teaming up once again to fight hunger across East Texas with a special Christmas in July food drive and fundraiser at 46 restaurants across the region. On Tuesday, July 16, customers who visit their local Whataburger restaurant from 3 to 7 p.m.
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Food stamp enrollment participation declining

Fewer people are depending on a government program that provides food to hundreds of East Texas families. “We have lower participation than we have historically,” explains Tim Butler, Program Services Director, East Texas Food Bank. According to new data from Health and Human Services, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, has diminished
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23% of Shelby County’s population faces hunger issues

June was Hunger Awareness Month and leaders from several Shelby County towns and area agencies serving under-served populations used the opportunity to remind the public that going hungry is a very real issue in Shelby County. Sherry Harding, director of Shelby County Outreach Ministries, said the entity has been serving
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Several organizations seek to learn about senior nutrition in East Texas

A public meeting to discuss the future of a senior nutrition program serving people in 14 East Texas counties drew interest from several different organizations. The East Texas Council of Governments-Area Agency on Aging held the meeting Tuesday at its headquarters in Kilgore. More than a dozen people attended, including
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Tyler Junior League Supports East TX Foodbank Summer Backpack Program

About 1 in 5 Adults in East Texas are deemed “food insecure”.  That means they simply don’t have enough to eat.  And that number is even higher for children. Thankfully there are school lunch programs during the year to at least provide one good nutritious meal during the week while
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East Texas Food Bank, Junior League of Tyler partner for annual Summer Backpack Program

Maudesta Moore said she had spent most of her summer watching the shows her grandbabies wanted to watch when she decided to turn on the morning news and saw that the East Texas Food Bank would be kicking off its annual Summer Backpack Program. Moore said she was planning to
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