The Southeast Texas Food Bank Annual Agency Conference


The Southeast Texas Food Bank’s 2013 Agency Conference was all about empowerment. Hosted at The Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church in Beaumont on April 9th, 2013, nearly 250 attendees were invited for a day of fellowship, workshops and door prizes.

The Southeast Texas Food Bank distributes over 4 million pounds a year to our community, but where does it go? Who distributes the food to those living in poverty?

“We distribute food to over 130 agencies all over Southeast Texas that put the food directly into the hands who need it in our area,” says Kristen Read, Public Relations Coordinator for The Southeast Texas Food Bank. “We would not be able to service 8 counties effectively without our area agencies; they are the feet on the streets.”

The agencies are in charge of handling all of the food, and making sure it is correctly distributed to those in need. The 365-day a year job is never done, and The Southeast Texas Food Bank takes one day a year to say thanks.

“Workshops were held throughout the day to help further educate our agencies, and equip them with the right tools to keep their ships tight and sailing smoothly.”

Workshops included cooking demonstrations, basic management skills, making a difference in your community and working to empower all those in need. More information about the Southeast Texas Food Bank’s area counties and agencies are available on our page at

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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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