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Star Campbell – Featured Volunteer

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014

Star Campbell – Featured Volunteer

Star is 13 years old and is in the 8th grade attending Clute Intermediate School. Star is an A/B student in school and loves to help people. Star loves basketball and cheerleading. Music is a big part of her life, too. She spends the summer with her Grandmother Ruby Owens who is on staff at the Southeast Texas Food Bank. Ms. Ruby runs the Retail Store and oversees the non-food area and this is where Star does most of her volunteering. Star is also very helpful in other areas such as office help. She is diligent to complete her tasks and does them with integrity. We are always happy to have...

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SETX Food Bank Volunteer from Lamar receives prestigious nomination

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014

Beaumont Enterprise Article, July 21, 2014 Lamar linebacker Logan Moss has been nominated to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, the most prestigious off-the-field honor in college football. Moss, an Orangefield native, organized a group of players to volunteer at the local food bank and spoke to the local middle school students about anti-bullying. Past members of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team include Super Bowl champion quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning and Heisman Trophy winners Robert Griffin III and Tim Tebow. The staff here at the SETX Food Bank wish to add our congratulations to...

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Special Thanks to JoAnn’s Fabric and Craft Store

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014

Special Thanks to JoAnn’s Fabric and Craft Store

JoAnn’s in Beaumont has donated to the Southeast Texas Food Bank for more than two years now and we want to say a big THANK YOU to them. JoAnn’s donates once a month and are in an ongoing partnership with the SETX Food Bank at the store level. In their expression for a higher level of service to the community they made the decision to partner with us as they are focused on improving key areas. The items they donate to us are discontinued items and are not returns or salvage. The majority of these items are funneled to our local teachers through our School Tools program. Having a great...

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Third Annual “Will Golf for Food” Tournament to Benefit the Food Bank – Sept. 12, 2014

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014

Third Annual “Will Golf for Food” Tournament to Benefit the Food Bank – Sept. 12, 2014

The third annual “Will Golf for Food” tournament to raise funds for the Southeast Texas Food Bank’s services will be held at Bayou Din Golf Club in Beaumont on Friday, September 12, 2014.  A scramble format is used and there are morning and afternoon tee times that teams can request. Tournament Info Registration Form Submit a registration form by mail to: Southeast Texas Food Bank P.O. Box 21012 Beaumont, TX 77720 Call (409) 839-8777 with questions. Give your best shot in the fight against...

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Linda Faraci – Featured Volunteer

Posted by on May 30, 2014

Linda Faraci – Featured Volunteer

One of our most enthusiastic volunteers here at the Southeast Texas Food Bank works in the School Tools Program.  Linda Faraci comes to the School Tools Supply Room two days a week to help select and pack school supplies for the teachers whose students qualify for the assistance.  She is the model for customer service and understands the important role teachers play in the success of their students. Linda retired from teaching after 37 years of service. Her “claim to fame” is being the “The Best Granny in SETexas”.   The stories about the adventures with her grandchildren are so...

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Way to Go Southeast Texas!

Posted by on May 10, 2014

Way to Go Southeast Texas!

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive conducted by the Postal Service to help the hungry throughout the country was held today. Thanks to the postal carriers who did their part to gather food left near mailboxes for pickup…and thanks to those who generously shared their bounty with those less fortunate. Food collected in Southeast Texas will help residents of our area who are battling hunger.It takes a community to pull together to address hunger in its midst. Thanks Southeast Texas for showing we are such a...

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Recognition for Entergy’s Volunteer Service

Posted by on May 7, 2014

Recognition for Entergy’s Volunteer Service

Our Executive Director Dan Maher had the pleasant duty of presenting a recognition plaque to Entergy today for being among the top corporate groups contributing volunteer hours in the past year. Entergy provides three volunteer board members and engages in a variety of other ways with the Food Bank, including a food drive last October. Thanks to Entergy for being true to its motto “The Power of...

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – May 10

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – May 10

The annual national Postal Service food drive called Stamp Out Hunger is set for Saturday, May 10.  The National Association of Letter Carriers sponsors the drive by inviting the public to place bags of non-perishable items next to their mailboxes for pickup during postal routes on that date. The items collected in our service territory come to the Southeast Texas Food Bank for distribution to hungry families within the eight counties we serve. This food drive is the second biggest annual drive behind the Share Your Christmas drive, so we are grateful for the boost to our inventory heading...

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Kroger Shares Its Souper Bowl of Caring

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014

Kroger Shares Its Souper Bowl of Caring

Kroger Stores shared proceeds from its Souper Bowl of Caring during a check presentation to the Southeast Texas Food Bank at the chain’s store on Phelan Boulevard in Beaumont.  A generous gift of $3,045.19 was made to help show that Kroger cares for the hungry in Southeast Texas.  The gift will help benefit children served through the Food Bank’s BackPack Program, which sends hungry children home from school for the weekend with packets of wholesome food to supplement their weekend diet. Thanks to Kroger for this...

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Countdown to Biggest Loser Run/Walk is On – Coming May 2-3!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014

The NBC program Biggest Loser is bringing one of its health initiatives to Beaumont on May 2-3, 2014 and the Southeast Texas Food Bank will be a charitable beneficiary of funds raised by the event. The Biggest Loser Run/Walk will be held Saturday morning, May 3 and registration and a health expo will be held Friday afternoon, May 2. To make the event a success, we need numerous individuals and teams in the race and plenty of volunteers to support it.  Please see the Biggest Loser Run/Walk website for more details and to get...

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