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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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The Great American Milk Drive Has Begun! – Here’s a Chance to Boost Access to Milk for the Hungry

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014

The Great American Milk Drive Has Begun! – Here’s a Chance to Boost Access to Milk for the Hungry

A joint initiative between Feeding America and the nation’s milk producers launched on Apr. 2 will provide the Southeast Texas Food Bank a way to access a rare commodity for its clients. Gallons of milk should soon be among the items available to clients of food pantries receiving food from the Southeast Texas Food Bank in Beaumont. According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the items most requested by food bank clients, yet there is a challenge in meeting that demand because it is difficult for food banks and pantries to...

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Featured Volunteer Russell Folse

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014

Featured Volunteer Russell Folse

Russell Folse, Volunteer of the Month, April 2014 SETXFB: How long have you been volunteering at the Southeast Texas Food Bank? Russell: I have been volunteering since last October or November. I am fairly new but I enjoy it very much. SETXFB: Can you tell us a little bit about the departments and projects you’ve worked with during that time? Russell: I help sort food every Friday and I am going to help the staff on the new food sorting day of Wednesday. I also help with School Tools and Family Box day, those are the first and second Saturdays each month. One day a week I spend in non-food...

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Sam’s Club and General Mills Joining Forces to Fight Hunger

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014

Between now and March 25, Sam’s Club and General Mills are teaming up to provide three ways to contribute to the fight against hunger. 1.  Enter product codes online for General Mills purchases at Sam’s Club 2.  Send a text message to generate General Mills funding 3.  Donate food at Sam’s Club Please see this website for more details:  https://www.outnumberhunger.com/samsclub. Thanks Sam’s Club and General Mills…and thanks to all who take action to help us tackle hunger!

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Darden Community Foundation Helps Out!

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014

Darden Community Foundation Helps Out!

  We are delighted to announce that our local Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants have both selected us as a recipient of a $1,000 grant as part of the Darden’s Restaurant Community Grant programs.  Special thanks to both chains for giving a total of $2,000 back to our community in the fight against...

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Biggest Loser Coming to Beaumont to Benefit Food Bank

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014

  The NBC program Biggest Loser is bringing one of its health initiatives to Beaumont on the dates of May 2-3, 2014.  The Southeast Texas Food Bank is blessed to be one of the designated charities to benefit from the Biggest Loser RunWalk to be held on Saturday morning, May 3.  Please help us spread the word about this fun event, so that numerous individuals, teams, and volunteers can come forth from the community and make the event a great success for the benefit of those we serve.  Please see the Biggest Loser RunWalk website for more details and to see how you can...

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Beaumont Foundation of America’s Extraordinary Gift

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014

Beaumont Foundation of America’s Extraordinary Gift

Beaumont Foundation of America President/CEO Frank Newton stopped at the Food Bank on Feb. 18 to deliver a $75,000 check representing the Foundation’s grant to the Food Bank for 2014.  This amazing gift will help the Food Bank provide about 300,000 meals this year.  What a great gift and blessing to the hungry in Southeast Texas!  Thank you to the Beaumont Foundation!  

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