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
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
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
An emotional roller coaster happened for millions of food stamp recipients Monday morning. They were first told at the end of last week to expect no February benefits due to the government shutdown. Before noon Monday, an advisory said the benefits will be available by the end of the week.
If the government shutdown continues, millions of low-income families who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, could have a harder time buying food; that includes, people in East Texas. “The SNAP program is funded and running it’s funded through January, there’s about $3 billion worth of reserves
“I’ve spoken of a thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the nation doing good,” said President George H.W. Bush in his 1989 Inaugural Speech. One point of light in East Texas, Davonte Kemp, a volunteer at The East Texas Food Bank.