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#GivingTuesday Coming on December 2 – A Great Day to Give

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014

#GivingTuesday Coming on December 2 – A Great Day to Give

While celebrating Thanksgiving, please be sure to think about what you can give to the Food Bank on ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ (Dec. 2) to help fight hunger. It’s easy to participate. Stay on our website. Point. Click. Give. Feed. Thanks to all who support our mission throughout the year. Along with the thousands who benefit from your help, we are grateful for your support. You are a blessing to so many because you make a difference in the lives of hungry Southeast...

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OCI Delivers Christmas Cheer

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014

OCI Delivers Christmas Cheer

OCI employees and management, in partnership with several contractors, dropped off 10,502 pounds of food and a check for $10,203 to the Food Bank on November 25.  This welcome gift offers a significant boost to the Food Bank’s Share Your Christmas Food Drive running through December 4.  The tally of food and funds should generate approximately 40,000 meals for the needy in Southeast Texas.  Thanks to OCI and those associated with it for being such great neighbors to those in...

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Valero Benefit for Children Helps Backpack Program in Port Arthur

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014

Valero Benefit for Children Helps Backpack Program in Port Arthur

The annual Valero Texas Open golf tournament for the benefit of children’s charities generated close to $9 million to help charities throughout Valero’s service footprint. We are happy to be the recipient of $10,000 of that corporate charitable giving. Valero’s recent $10,000 gift to us will help fund the Backpack Program at Booker T. Washington School in Port Arthur. The Backpack Program sends nutritious food home with children at-risk of weekend hunger to help their families supplement their weekend diet. This generous support from Valero will help provide weekend food...

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A Great Day of Giving

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014

A Great Day of Giving

The outpouring of volunteerism offered at the Food Bank on Saturday, November 8 was a great testament to the giving spirit of Southeast Texans.  More than 150 people pulled together to turn a day off into a day of giving.  The Food Bank buzzed with activity, as volunteers pitched in sorting food and household products, assembling 1,000 boxes of food for distribution in rural communities, and helping staff serve dozens of teachers and hundreds of children through our School Tools school supply store. Numerous groups were out to help, including youth groups and large corporate groups from...

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Community Bank Supports Mobile Pantries

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014

Community Bank Supports Mobile Pantries

The Community Bank of Texas recently made a generous $5,000 donation to the Food Bank to advance our Mobile Pantry project which distributes boxes of food to poor families in our rural service territory.  The boxes delivered to rural families are a direct outcome of our Family Box volunteer sessions on the second Saturday of each month from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. It is great to have Community Bank’s partnership in this important fight against hunger in our rural service territory, much of which is also in Community Bank’s service footprint.  It is also great to have the broader...

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Another Year of Support from the STI Group

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014

Another Year of Support from the STI Group

Local industrial leader STI Group held its10th annual Richard Purkey Memorial Golf Tournament for the benefit of the Food Bank on Oct. 24. It was a beautiful day for golf and a great day for those served by the Food Bank since the event generated $56,000 in proceeds.  We are grateful for the great partnership with STI Group and for its partnership with so many corporate vendors that makes the success of this event possible In two years as STI Group’s chosen beneficiary, the event has yielded funds sufficient for us to be able to provide close to 350,000...

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Successful Food Drives for Entergy and 4-H

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014

Successful Food Drives for Entergy and 4-H

On Saturday, October 11, more than 30 employees of Entergy and about 20 young people and adult supervisors associated with 4-H conducted food drives in front of several food retailers throughout the Golden Triangle and beyond.  Their commitment of time and energy inspired good public response and generated collection of more than 5,500 pounds of food and more than $4,400 for the benefit of the Food Bank.  Their efforts yielded food and funds sufficient to help provide about 17,500 meals in our community. Entergy’s Volunteer Council organized its drive, gathering school...

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Share Your Christmas Season is Here! Biggest Food Drive of Our Year!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014

Share Your Christmas is an annual joint collaborative effort between the Southeast Texas Food Bank and KBMT to raise funds and collect food to sustain the Food Bank through the high demand holiday season. This year’s Share Your Christmas food drive ends December 4. Businesses, schools, individuals, families, and religious or civic groups can participate to help mobilize our region’s response to hunger in the holiday season. Businesses wishing to support Share Your Christmas by conducting a friendly competitive food drive with other area businesses can find more information about how to...

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This Garage Sale Filled Plates

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014

This Garage Sale Filled Plates

A hearty thank you to Trinity United Methodist Church in Beaumont for delivering a $4,700 donation to the Food Bank! The proceeds are the outcome of a church garage sale held several weeks ago. Thank you to the church family for pulling together to produce benefit for the hungry in Southeast Texas!

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HEB Takes Action Against Hunger

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014

HEB Takes Action Against Hunger

HEB honored the Southeast Texas Food Bank during Hunger Action Month with a very generous donation of $13,000 raised through its annual Help End Hunger campaign.  HEB corporate officials Eddie Garcia and Danny Flores traveled to Beaumont to join local HEB staff in presenting the donation to Food Bank staff.  Thanks to HEB and its loyal customers for making an impact on hunger in Southeast...

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