Food Bank Reaches Single Year Record Distribution with Holiday Season Ahead

In this holiday season, when pausing to give thanks and count blessings is part of the joy of the season, we are grateful to the entire Southeast Texas community for helping us reach a record food distribution milestone.

With nearly a month to go still, we have already been blessed this year to distribute in excess of 4 million meals in a single year for the first time when the region was not affected by a hurricane or its aftermath. In those disaster years, federal aid and other forms of outside aid help the community respond, but when a disaster does not strike, the community must be largely self-sufficient.

It’s a great testament to our community spirit that we have pooled our own resources to reach 4 million meals distributed. Since hunger affects nearly 1 in 4 Southeast Texans, we still have a long way to go and a real need to grow, but for now, we pause and celebrate community generosity.

It’s appropriate that as we mark our 25th year of operations, the Food Bank has set this new standard. We are a mature part of our community and we are grateful the community is so invested in our continued growth.

Thank you, Southeast Texas!

 

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The mission of the Texas WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program is to improve the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk.

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Did you know that a $10 donation can help provide up to 40 meals for desperate people in your community? Rest assured, that every penny of your donation will be stretched to it’s maximum effect. By making a donation, you are helping to ensure that hungry children in Southeast Texas are adequately nourished, that none of our senior citizens are forced to chose between medicine and food, and that every family facing a crisis can at least have the assurance of food on the table.

Your gift goes a long, long way!

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