TYLER, TX (KLTV) - For the next weeks, two banks are hoping you will make some much needed deposits, to help other East Texans.
Friday, Carter Bloodcare and Texas Food Bank launched their Fill the Banks drive.
The goal is to make sure families in need have food available to them, and that patients who rely on blood donations don't have to worry about their next transfusion.
Pastor James Dill is alive today because of blood donations and is now asking donors to give to both groups.
"There is a dire need," said Dill. "This is the lowest time for both banks. We need to help them as good Samaritans do through love."
You can visit Carter Blood Care to make a blood or platelet donation. If you'd like to give to the East Texas Food Bank, you can drop off donations at most Tyler Fire Departments or the Food Bank.