We used National Volunteer Appreciation Week as our opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work of our volunteers, including the 1,700 volunteers who contributed more than 13,500 hours of service in 2018. Volunteers make our mission much stronger and we salute them for their great service year round!
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We are glad to celebrate the heritage of farming and good nutrition with a special community event on Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In conjunction with Lamar University’s Big Event which sends volunteers into the community to show Lamar’s support for a variety of initiatives, we will hold a produce and […]
The Three Rivers Council of Boy Scouts of America and the Southeast Texas Food Bank are partnering once again on the “Scouting for Food” drive to gather food for needy families in Southeast Texas. The Boy Scouts will deliver collection bags in numerous neighborhoods around the region on Saturday, February 16 and then return to […]
January 17, 2019 WASHINGTON – State agencies are reminding food stamp recipients that their early February benefits payment will need to last a lot longer, Politico reports. With the partial government shutdown stretching on, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had to release the February benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients this week. […]
It is time for our annual holiday season food drive and you hold the key to its success! Can we count on you to collect food and/or money for the 12NEWS “Share Your Christmas” Food Drive? By joining in the drive, you can make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate whether you join […]
A year removed from the powerful impact of Hurricane Harvey on Southeast Texas, we look back and marvel at how lives have changed and yet how lives still move forward because of our region’s resilient spirit. We also take this solemn anniversary as an occasion to celebrate the generosity of all who have helped make the first […]
Each September, the Feeding America network of food bank observes September as Hunger Action Month, challenging the public to join in the mission of reducing hunger in America. We invite you to use the calendar below and to accept its daily challenges (or at least as many as you can) to fight hunger in Southeast […]
We were so pleased to celebrate our special volunteers during National Volunteer Week with our annual Volunteer Appreciation ceremony. With a baseball theme, we thanked our volunteers for stepping up to the plate to the tune of more than 16,500 volunteer hours in 2017, yielding an estimated $400,000 in reduced labor costs for the Food […]
Happy New Year, everyone! The Hunger Busters are back with a new team and a new resolve to help you with your Nutrition questions! I’m sure we can agree that 2017 was a trying year for all of us, with Hurricane Harvey affecting life in Southeast Texas well after the storm hit. We sincerely hope […]
We pay special tribute to OCI Beaumont for delivery of a truly generous $15,000 gift to energize our Share Your Christmas Food Drive. OCI has been a great seasonal partner in recent years, making large scale donations to help the Share Your Christmas drive make a significant impact on holiday season hunger relief. We are […]