11th Annual Charlie Brown Thanksgiving event returns to benefit the East Texas Food Bank

TYLER, TEXAS–The East Texas Food Bank is excited to announce that the 11th annual Charlie Brown Thanksgiving event will return this year on Friday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Bergfeld Park in Tyler.

“We had to cancel the event in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Dennis Cullinane, CEO of the East Texas Food Bank. “This year we are taking special precautions and following COVID-19 protocols to keep everyone safe.”
The free event is open to the public. Snack bags with jelly beans, pretzels, and popcorn will be distributed to children, while supplies last, to symbolize the goodies the kids had for their Thanksgiving meal in the Charlie Brown classic holiday special. The cartoon will be shown in the amphitheater and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs or seat cushions to make it an enjoyable experience.

“The Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is a great way for families to kick-off the holiday season,” said Cullinane.
“This event reminds East Texans about the true spirit of the Thanksgiving season and the needs of so many families impacted by hunger in our area. One item we are asking the public to donate are plastic jars of peanut butter for our food bank. Peanut butter is high in protein and just one regular size jar can make 16 sandwiches for a hungry family.”

The Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is sponsored by Phibro Animal Health and Air Cybernetics, Inc.