31 Volunteers from the ExxonMobil Beaumont Complex worked at the Southeast Texas Food Bank on Saturday, Oct 15th, from 9:00am - noon. The volunteers showed their community spirit by sorting food and preparing it for distribution to people in need in Southeast Texas. The mission of the Food Bank to feed the poor is made possible by groups such as the ExxonMobil Community Volunteers. More of our neighbors than ever before are accessing emergency food assistance. Last month 21,361 households asked for help with food, more than any other month in the Food Bank's history.
Volunteers from Entergy came to the Food Bank to help sort food and prepare it for distribution on Friday mornings throughout September. A friendly competition developed between the employees to see which group could sort the most food. These volunteers couldn't be stopped! Entergy also provided the Food Bank with a $2500 grant to help purchase food for low-income Southeast Texans.
We would like to thank the members of Calder Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas for their continued service as volunteers for The Southeast Texas Food Bank. Their long-time devotion to this community and selfless efforts as volunteers has indeed helped to feed the multitudes. On one day in 2011, with their help, we were able to assemble 1000 boxes of food for use in our Mobile Pantry program. Thank you Calder Baptist Church!
Every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. a group of Lamar University students involved in Operation R.E.D volunteers at the food bank to help sort donations for us. Operation R.E.D. stands for "Reaching Every Doorstep". It's an extension of the Cardinal C.A.R.E. group at Lamar. They are "dedicated to increasing service and increasing positive interactions between the campus and local community."
Cardinals C.A.R.E. (Community Assistance Reaching Everyone) is a program dedicated to linking aspiring volunteers with an assortment of community service opportunities throughout Lamar University as well as the Golden Triangle through separate agencies. The program’s focus is to help customize volunteer experiences tailored to the personal interests and charitable goals of Lamar students and organizations. Thank you Operation R.E.D.!
The Girls Scouts of America celebrated their 100th anniversary with a peanut butter & jelly food drive. Our local Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Counsel enjoyed fun activities at Camp Walluta while collecting food for the Southeast Texas Food Bank. Thank you girls for all of your hard work. Way to go!
On Thursday, May 18, 2012, area Target employees partnered with the Southeast Texas Food Bank to help sort & organize the donations received through the National Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunter food drive. The food drive brought in over 95,000 lbs. of donations to be sorted so the help was greatly needed. Thank you Target for helping to feed the needy in Southeast Texas!