Posts by dmaher

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!

During National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we want to highlight the great impact our volunteers offer by their dedicated service. As an example of impact, last month, volunteers and work release inmates serving here sorted a total of 169,600 pounds of food and Family Box Day participants helped prepare more than 270,000 pounds of food for distribution.  That’s just in one month! Virtually every day volunteers are working side-by-side with staff.   In the 12 months from March 2014 to February 2015, inmates and volunteers contributed 8,639 hours of service.  When you factor in that...

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Former Board Member Honored for His Shining Example

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015

Former Board Member Honored for His Shining Example

Today, we had the privilege of honoring a former board member Norris Hardy for his dedicated service to the Food Bank, particularly during its formative years. Professionally, Mr. Hardy operated a trucking service that supported the movement of mail, leading him to be instrumental in helping the local branches of the US Postal Service engage in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive conducted b…y the National Association of Letter Carriers on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Personally, Mr. Hardy invested plenty of sweat equity in the conversion of the Schott’s Bakery...

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Kroger Shows Its Caring

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015

Kroger Shows Its Caring

Kroger staff from Houston and two of our local stores stopped by today to deliver the Souper Bowl of Caring funds collected by local stores around the time of the Super Bowl. Their check presentation of $3,955 put a smile on our faces! Now that check will help put food on tables all around Southeast Texas. Thanks for making a difference, Kroger!

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Boy Scouts Conduct First Annual Scouting for Food Drive

Posted by on Mar 7, 2015

Boy Scouts Conduct First Annual Scouting for Food Drive

The Three Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts held its first annual Scouting for Food drive for the benefit of those served by the Southeast Texas Food Bank on Saturday, March 7. Dozens of Scout units throughout 10 counties in the region collected food by going door-to-door. The Scouts brought the food to Three Rivers Council for pickup on Monday, March 9 by the Southeast Texas Food Bank or delivered it directly to hunger fighting agencies in their immediate community that are associated with the Southeast Texas Food Bank or Houston Food Bank’s mission. Early estimates are that at least...

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An Updated Version of the Your Texas Benefits App is Now Available

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015

A new version of the Your Texas Benefits App is now available in Google Play and the iTunes App store! With this new version of the app, in addition to checking basic case facts and uploading documents, clients will now be able to: *  Set up a new account, or update an existing account to case access; *   Make changes to personal information (phone number and account password); *  Sign up for and manage alerts; and *  View upload history. The app is still free to download and can connect to Wi-Fi or use your cell phone’s data...

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Yoobi School Supply Packs are a Big Hit

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015

Yoobi School Supply Packs are a Big Hit

We are grateful to have received packages of Yoobi products this fall for our School Tools program, thanks to Yoobi’s marketing promise of, “One for you.  One for me.”  That motto means that for every Yoobi school supply purchased at Target, another Yoobi product is donated to an elementary school classroom in need of supplies.  We are privileged to serve our community by distributing those donated products through our School Tools program to help needy children. Ms. Gilford’s class at Bingman Pre-K in Beaumont boosted the cuteness factor of our project by recently creating a...

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Big Help from the Beaumont Foundation

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015

Big Help from the Beaumont Foundation

Kudos to the Beaumont Foundation for its marvelous concern for the issue of hunger both here at home, throughout the state, and beyond! The Food Bank received a $75,000 grant check from the Beaumont Foundation yesterday as a renewed sign o…f the Foundation’s support for our mission in 2015. The Foundation is highly supportive of Texas food banks and many other initiatives to serve the hungry. Thank you to the Beaumont Foundation for its partnership in leading the fight against hunger in Southeast...

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ExxonMobil Lends Support to Fight Childhood Hunger

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014

ExxonMobil Lends Support to Fight Childhood Hunger

ExxonMobil’s Beaumont area Public and Government Affairs Manager Lee Dula stopped by the Food Bank this afternoon to deliver a $3,500 check to fund initiation of the Backpack Program in Charlton-Pollard School from January through June in 2015. This generous corporate gift will help provide weekend supplemental food to about 40 students who are on free or reduced meal programs at the school. We offer kudos to ExxonMobil for recognizing this need and stepping in to help address childhood hunger for the students who will benefit from the company’s...

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Zumba Away Hunger Event Coming to Ford Park January 10, 2015

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014

The third annual event known as Zumba Away Hunger will be held at Ford Park on Saturday, January 10, 2015.  It provides a great opportunity to start the New Year off right by getting fit and a great chance to do right by insuring the hungry get fed.  Admission for pre-registrants is $10 plus the contribution of at least five non-perishable food items at the event to help the Food Bank gather extra food items to distribute to the hungry. See the event flyer for more details.  We hope to see you getting fit and getting others fed! Zumba Away Hunger 2015 Event...

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H-E-B Makes a Santa-Like Delivery for the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014

H-E-B Makes a Santa-Like Delivery for the Holidays

H-E-B’s corporate office shared generous holiday bounty with 16 food banks around Texas, including the Southeast Texas Food Bank, in time for the holiday season.  Their gift was so substantial it couldn’t fit on a sleigh, but it did reach us in a full 18-wheeler.  More than 2,000 cases of H-E-B corn flakes and macaroni & cheese were delivered to us today as a holiday gift from the company to be distributed to those in need.  This generous gift will yield a distribution of more than 21,000 pounds of food, the equivalency of about 18,000 meals. Special thanks to...

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