Community Spotlight: East Texas Food Bank

By Pat Stacey

Here in the dog days of summer, we focus on making sure everyone has enough to drink to stay hydrated, but have you ever been hungry - truly hungry with no way to satisfy your appetite?  Did you know that in East Texas one in four children is at risk of hunger and one in five adults is at risk. Statistics like these should alarm you.  But the East Texas Food Bank is committed to fighting hunger right here at home and that is why the food bank has been selected as KLTV's Community Spotlight for June.  The East Texas Food Bank knows that hunger is a solvable issue and your gifts of food, money and time will make the difference in homes across East Texas.  The food bank serves residents in 26 counties in East Texas and they need your help.  They recently kicked off their summer food service program that is designed to help children of low-income families get a good lunch.  The program is essentially a replacement for the school lunch program and there are forty-six different locations around east Texas where the lunches are distributed.  You can link to the website for the East Texas Food Bank on to find out more.  The East Texas Food Bank, helping feed hungry East Texans and KLTV's Community Spotlight for June, making this a Better East Texas.