Southeast Texas Food Bank Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Helping Distribute Food to Those Facing Hunger in Southeast Texas.
Help the Southeast Texas Food Bank fundraise $30,000 in three months in honor of their milestone Anniversary.
BEAUMONT, TX – October 1, 2021 – The Southeast Texas Food Bank celebrates their 30th Anniversary of helping to distribute food, provide nutrition and education, and encourage donations to help those facing hunger in Southeast Texas. In honor of their Anniversary, the Food Bank will be running a fundraising campaign, “30 Years, $30,000, 3 Months.”
The Southeast Texas Food Bank traces its origins to 1991 when it began operations as a satellite distribution organization of the Houston Food Bank. They inhabited an old building that had formerly been a bread factory and realized the need to modify and expand the structure. During the Southeast Texas Food Banks satellite operation days, they struggled to fulfill its charge to distribute food to low-income residents in seven regional counties, managing a modest distribution of less than 500,000 pounds annually.
In 2020, the Food Bank exceeded 10 million pounds of food which translates into over 8 million meals distributed to our community. This output growth was driven in part by the hurricane but also implementing some of the initial steps identified in a 10-year strategic plan through 2025.
“While I am very proud of the work of the food bank these last 30 years, we still have a long way to go to solve the issues of food insecurity in Southeast Texas, “said Barb Newhouse, President and CEO of Southeast Texas Food Bank. “My hope, my goal with your help, support, and involvement is to find solutions to the root causes of food insecurity so that people do not have to make choices between other daily essentials and food for themselves or their families. Together, we can end hunger and find hope!”
Help the Southeast Texas Food Bank reach their “30 Years, $30,000, 3 Months” campaign goal by donating today or becoming a monthly donor.