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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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#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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