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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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Featured Volunteer – Katharine Hale

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015

Featured Volunteer – Katharine Hale

Katharine is a 21 year old Beaumont native and graduate of West Brook High School. She is currently completing her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Child Care and Development at Lamar Institute of Technology. She began volunteering at the Food Bank because of a need of hours for her classes but she has continued as a volunteer here beyond the hours she needed. We are proud of her and appreciate her sweet spirit and great attitude. She always shows up with a smile and encouraging word. Some of her interests include music, singing, “Law & Order: SVU,” and Griddlers which is a...

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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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Bringing Hope to the Table

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014

Bringing Hope to the Table

In the midst of our Share Your Christmas Food Drive broadcast day, Kroger celebrated the completion of one of its own campaigns called Bringing Hope to the Table, by making a $5,000 donation to the Food Bank. What a wonderful gift for Kroger to make in the heart of the holiday season.  Thanks Kroger for giving us all hope that hunger does not have to be a condition without a...

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Southeast Texas Shares Its Bounty at Christmas

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014

Southeast Texas Shares Its Bounty at Christmas

Southeast Texans pulled together on December 4 to wrap up the 20th Annual Share Your Christmas Food Drive for the benefit of those fed through the Southeast Texas Food Bank. We extend a hearty thank you to 12News for its partnership in conducting the Share Your Christmas Food Drive with us. Remote broadcasts from three different sites yesterday made for a fun day for all involved and really helped spread the message of our mission and the impact we can have on hungry families and individuals when the whole community engages with the issue of hunger. We are grateful for community partners who...

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