The Southeast Texas Food Bank would like to thank all of those in our community who donated to the 2013 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The National Association of Letter Carriers and local postal carriers worked diligently this past Saturday to collect over 50,000 pounds of food to place directly into the hands of those in need in Southeast Texas.
The drive kicked off Friday May 10, with an opening day event at The Walden Road USPS location. The tremendous volunteer efforts of the USPS letter carriers in Southeast Texas contributed to the collection, and would not have been possible without their time. More information is available at stampouthunger.info.
STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE
Thursday May 9, 2013
Beaumont, TX-The Southeast Texas Food Bank and the National Association of Letter Carriers will host a press conference Friday May 10 at 10:30am at the Post Office located at 5815 Walden Rd. Beaumont, TX 77707.
Representatives of the Southeast Texas Food Bank, the National Association of Letter Carriers and local postal workers will be in attendance.
Local letter carriers will begin delivering paper grocery sacks with the food drive logo on them the week of May 7th. Postal customers in Southeast Texas can use the bags to donate non-perishable food items and place the bags at their mail receptacle for pickup by their letter carrier on Saturday, May 11th. All donations in the area will benefit The Southeast Texas Food Bank.
The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Over the last nine years, the food drive has collected over 70 million pounds of food nationwide, and has collected over one billion pounds of food since its inception in 1993.
For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive in Southeast Texas, visit www.helpstampouthunger.com or www.facebook.com/SETXFOODBANK and follow the food drive on twitter @SETXFoodBank.
Contact: Kristen Read, Southeast Texas Food Bank 817-692-0578, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Novella Peitre, President of Spindletop Branch #842 of NALC, 409-338-6047]]>
The Southeast Texas Food Bank’s 2013 Agency Conference was all about empowerment. Hosted at The Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church in Beaumont on April 9th, 2013, nearly 250 attendees were invited for a day of fellowship, workshops and door prizes.
The Southeast Texas Food Bank distributes over 4 million pounds a year to our community, but where does it go? Who distributes the food to those living in poverty?
“We distribute food to over 130 agencies all over Southeast Texas that put the food directly into the hands who need it in our area,” says Kristen Read, Public Relations Coordinator for The Southeast Texas Food Bank. “We would not be able to service 8 counties effectively without our area agencies; they are the feet on the streets.”
The agencies are in charge of handling all of the food, and making sure it is correctly distributed to those in need. The 365-day a year job is never done, and The Southeast Texas Food Bank takes one day a year to say thanks.
“Workshops were held throughout the day to help further educate our agencies, and equip them with the right tools to keep their ships tight and sailing smoothly.”
Workshops included cooking demonstrations, basic management skills, making a difference in your community and working to empower all those in need. More information about the Southeast Texas Food Bank’s area counties and agencies are available on our page at http://setxfoodbank.org/partner-agencies/
The Southeast Texas Food Bank would like to thank Kroger for their generous donation in the fight against hunger in Southeast Texas.
Kroger Food Store, located at 3965 Dowlen Road in Beaumont recently presented a check to The Southeast Texas Food Bank on behalf of the store’s participation in The Souper Bowl of Caring.
The Souper Bowl is a national drive to help end hunger and poverty within the United States. The Souper Bowl of caring is a registered 501c3, more information is available at http://www.souperbowl.org.]]>
Philpott Motors recently made a generous contribution to three area non-profits, including The Southeast Texas Food Bank. The SETX Food Bank wants to thank Philpott Motors for their generosity and support of the local community.
CASA of Southeast Texas, ARC of Greater Beaumont and The Southeast Texas Food Bank all received checks totaling over 24,000 dollars. Donations were given on behalf of their employees who donated over 10,000 hours of community service in 2012.
Thank you to Philpott Motors for their contribution to ending the fight against Hunger in SETX.]]>
Volunteer Data Collector Internship Description
Hunger Study Overview
Feeding America, a non-profit organization, feeds America’s hungry through its network of approximately 200 food banks and engages the country in the fight to end hunger. Hunger in America 2014 will be Feeding America’s sixth extensive study of charitable food assistance. The methods used to collect the data are unlike any other hunger-focused study and capture detailed information about who is in need of emergency food assistance and their circumstances. This information provides an invaluable resource for charitable feeding organizations to help develop programs that best support people in need.
This study is also an important step toward SETX Food Bank’s goal of ending hunger in Southeast Texas by raising awareness of hunger in the community and providing detailed data on the local client population and charitable food services. For the first time ever, client survey data will be collected using touchscreen tablets and wireless technology. Volunteers are needed to conduct client data collection in the SETX Food Bank service area from April through August 2013. We are seeking volunteers who can offer a more sustained commitment throughout the duration of the study, who will serve as interns.
How to Apply
If you are interested in participating in the Hunger in America 2014 Client Survey data collection or would like more information, please contact Kristen Read; email@example.com or 409-839-8777. Emails need to have a subject line: Internship for HIA 2014.]]>
Southeast Texas Food Bank participates in national hunger study
Beaumont, April 4, 2013 – The Southeast Texas Food Bank is participating in the national Hunger in America 2014 study, an in-depth, quadrennial look at our clients, in an effort to find ways to better serve those in need in our community.
“We have all types of volunteer needs that we will be needing to fill from April to August of 2013.”
The Southeast Texas Food Bank, part of the Feeding America network, is participating in the study along with nearly 200 other food banks across the country. When completed, Hunger in America will be the largest study of charitable food assistance in the United States, providing comprehensive and statistically valid data on the charitable food distribution system and the people being served by the Feeding America network.
The last study, Hunger in America 2010, resulted in an extremely detailed report, drawing on data from more than 61,000 interviews with clients and surveys of 37,000 feeding agencies.
For more information, please contact Kristen Read, Public Relations Coordinator, 409-839-8777 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southeast Texas Food Bank: Leading the fight against hunger in Southeast Texas. We serve over 100,000 meals each month to over 12,000 households in our community. For more information please go to SETXFoodbank.org or follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation’s largest single-day food drive benefitting Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-reflief organizaiton. In 2011, generous Americans donated 70.2 million pounds of food. For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive in Southeast Texas, isit www.helpstampouthunger.com or www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger.]]>