East Texas Food Bank to distribute extra food for the holidays

TYLER, TEXAS– The East Texas Food Bank will be holding a special holiday produce and food distribution on December 20 at the East Texas State Fairgrounds in Tyler.  Distribution will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is limited to one distribution per household. The event expects to serve 500 households.

ETFB holds a free produce distribution event at the fairgrounds on the first and third Friday of every month. In addition to the regular produce items, frozen chicken, canned goods and peanut butter will also be distributed.

“It’s so important to be able to provide consistent, fresh produce for those at risk of hunger,” said ETFB Program Services Director Tim Butler. “In addition to the nutritious produce, we want to be able to provide some extra items so that all families can prepare a special holiday meal.”

No documentation is required to receive the items, but households will be asked to fill out a short form. The items are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.

“The event will help fight hunger and feed hope for the one in five East Texas who face hunger every day,” Butler said.