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East Texas Food Bank appoints new executive director

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) – The Board of Directors from the East Texas Food Bank have appointed Dennis Cullinane as the new executive director. He joins the East Texas Food Bank team from San Marcos, California where he previously was the Senior Vice President of Operations at Centerplate. During his 24 years at Centerplate, he acquired experience in organizational development, strategic team building, financial analysis, financial/budget administration and project management. These skills will help further the mission of the East Texas Food Bank to ensure no man, woman or child goes hungry.

"We are excited to have his leadership and know he will continue the East Texas Food Bank's mission to reduce hunger by providing food, support and education to those in need with passion and efficiency," said Ann Howell, president of the East Texas Food Bank Board of Directors.

His experience in the food industry at both Centerplate and Ogden Food Service Corporation has givenCullinane valuable experience in warehousing, inventory management and distribution pipelines that will help the East Texas Food Bank in reaching the approximately 428,000 East Texans at risk of hunger in East Texas.

"I am thrilled to be joining the East Texas Food Bank team and look forward to using my food industry background to help feed East Texans who cannot always feed themselves," said Dennis Cullinane,executive director of the East Texas Food Bank. "The East Texas Food Bank has made remarkable progress in the fight against hunger, however there are still thousands of our neighbors who are making choices between food and other basic necessities."

About East Texas Food Bank

The East Texas Food Bank distributes approximately 17 million pounds of food each year to over 200 partner agencies in 26 East Texas counties. Our vision is for a hunger free East Texas and our mission is to reduce hunger by providing food, support and education to those in need with passion and efficiency. Our purpose is to ensure that no one in East Texas is forced to go without food. The East Texas Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and the Texas Food Bank Network. To learn more, please visit www.easttexasfoodbank.org.

About Feeding America

Feeding America provides low income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 63,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

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