In Tyler, Texas the East Texas Food Bank’s mission is to fight hunger and feed hope. They have a vision of a hunger-free East Texas. Over 80,000 households are served by the Food Bank and their partner agencies. However, meals increased 33% from 2019 and families served increased 74% from 2019, due to COVID-19.
“Hunger existed in East Texas long before the pandemic hit and now more of our neighbors – kids in our children’s classes, the barista at the local coffee shop and our working-class neighbors– are struggling to put food on the table," said Dennis Cullinane CEO of the East Texas Food Bank. "Hunger is a crisis in East Texas that will take the whole communities’ support to fight. While the fight against hunger is ongoing- together, we can feed hope for our neighbors in need."
With the $5,000 they raise, they plan to purchase more food to help families and seniors, providing meals throughout their 26 county service area. They work to feed people through a variety of programs and services including Backpack and Senior Boxes. Give now to help close the hunger gap in East Texas – Donate!