It’s Time to Give the Gift of Food for Christmas – The Share Your Christmas Food Drive

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 forces with others for a food drive or contribute some food yourself.

Begin NOW collecting non-perishable food items and/or money. Groups can conduct a food drive by enlisting colleagues in your workplace, members of your church community, or other families in your school. Work together, have fun, and generate an impact!

If you lead a group food drive, place the donated items in sturdy boxes able to be lifted by an individual and boldly mark them with the name of the business, school, church, or group you represent. You may take food directly to the Southeast Texas Food Bank (3845 S. MLK Parkway, Beaumont). Or, you may call the Food Bank (409-839-8777) no later than November 30, 2018 to see if pickup of a load that may be too big for you to transport to the Food Bank is possible.

Individuals can participate, too, either by bringing items directly to the Food Bank (3845 S. MLK Parkway, Beaumont) between the hours of 8:30 and 3:00 p.m. on weekdays or by depositing them prior to December 6 at collection stations in any HEB, Kroger, or Market Basket stores or CommunityBank of Texas branches.

Please join us this year as we reach out together to help our community. For more information on Share Your Christmas please contact us at 409-839-8777 and ask for Jimmy.

Dial 2-1-1 for free, bilingual information and referrals for food assistance and other health and human services.

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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